A couple of weeks ago I reported on the astonishing denial of freedom of speech for American citizens in Dearborn, Michigan. You may recall that Pastor Terry Jones and his Assistant Pastor Wayne Sapp tried to obtain a permit to stage a peaceful protest outside of America’s largest mosque, which is in Dearborn.
Not only was no permit given to them, they ended up in jail for something they had not even done and were ordered to stay away from the mosque for three years.
After getting out of jail, Pastor Jones vowed to take his protest to Dearborn City Hall. A press release posted on his website announced the planned event,
“Stand Up America Now! with Dr. Terry Jones will protest on the steps of the Dearborn City Hall, 13615 Michigan Ave, in Dearborn, Michigan, on Friday, April 29, 2011 at 5pm.
We invite every American who still believes in the freedom and rights that our Constitution guarantees to come and stand with us.
We will be addressing the issues of Jihad and Sharia, our First Amendment Rights, Unconstitutional ‘Free Speech Zones,’ and the Peace Bond. We will be calling for the ban of Sharia Law in America.
We will reiterate our message to the Moslem community of welcome and warning.
Participating with us, will be Ahmed Abaza, of The Truth TV.”
Pastor Jones followed through with the protest last Friday, and of course the “peace-loving” Muslim community in Dearborn fully supported his American constitutional right to freedom of speech and expression, right? Actually, no, not even close.
The Thomas More Law Center, which is representing Pastor Jones pro bono in an appeal of the appalling abrogation of his God-given constitutional rights, announced Tuesday on its website that his peaceful protest was met with a maniacal mob of Muslim fanatics. As reported by the Law Center,
“This past Friday, an angry, hate-filled, unruly, mostly Muslim mob of several hundred people broke through police barricades and rushed across the street toward Pastor Terry Jones while he was speaking in front of the Dearborn, Michigan City Hall. The mob was yelling and screaming, making obscene gestures, holding Korans, throwing shoes and water bottles at Pastor Jones and his supporters.
Resembling riots in the Middle East, the mob waved Palestinian and Lebanese flags while hurling profanities in Arabic and English at Jones and his group of supporters. As Pastor Jones cautioned the crowd to honor and obey the Constitution, they booed loudly, jeered, and whistled to drown him out.
Riot police finally had to intervene to prevent the crowd from getting to Pastor Jones and his supporters. The police were eventually able to push the mob back across the street, but not until several of Jones’ supporters had been hit with shoes and other projectiles hurled by the angry mob.”
We can see that the mob behavior of Middle Eastern demoniac Muslim herds wailing and screaming in lunacy has infested our own country. And, it’s no surprise that those Muslim packs look very much like the union thug, entitlement protest hordes, senseless college punk demonstrators, and generally all the lawless, unthinking anarchists of the Left. Look around! We’re on the brink of violent chaos in our streets, and that’s exactly the way the Marxist American Left wants it to be!
You can watch a short video of the Muslim mob’s atrocious behavior last Friday in Dearborn, which is linked here. I am always struck at the stark contrast between leftist and conservative protests. They are literally night and day. Protesters of the Left always act like destructive, out-of-control lunatics, and conservatives are so respectful that they even clean up the ground after they hold a protest.
One sickening aspect of this is how wretchedly the Muslim mob in Dearborn behaved, and I don’t know that a single one of them was arrested. They were throwing objects and hitting Pastor Jones’ supporters. That surely sounds like assault to me! Why weren’t those Muslims arrested? But let just one Christian stand on a public sidewalk and read aloud from the Bible, and here comes the vice squad to haul him in! Our country is in such big trouble!
The Law Center report noted,
“The actions of the Muslim demonstrators were a stark contrast to Pastor Jones’s peaceful supporters, many of which stood holding American flags as they listened to his speech against radical Muslims, opposition to Sharia law in the U.S., and support of the Constitution.
Dearborn’s mayor, Jack O’Reilly, has a history of pandering to his large Muslim constituency.
…Continuing [that pattern], Mayor O’Reilly blamed the lawlessness of the mob on Pastor Jones, rather than on the mob itself.”
Isn’t that typical?! It’s the same bunk the leftists proclaimed when Pastor Jones burned the fetid Koran and Muslim freaks went on a killing spree in the Middle East: the leftists blamed Pastor Jones for what the Muslims freaks did. Insane, of course, but it’s the common thought process of the delusional Left.
This is how the Islamists win their stealth battles against the West—intimidate us into not standing up to them for fear of their stupid wrath. The more we let them get by with silencing us, the more power they gain over us. We must remember that Islamists cannot, will not, ever be appeased! No amount of concessions will ever convince them to stop their evil jihad against the West and Israel. That is why we simply must stop letting them bully us into muzzling ourselves from speaking out about the detestable truth about Islam and Shariah law, which are entirely incompatible with our United States Constitution and have no place in our western civilization.
On a related note, the Thomas More Law Center posted a notice that its lawyers will be in court today defending a high school teacher against yet another assault on Christian freedom of expression. From their statement,
“Thomas More Law Center (TMLC) Senior Trial Counsel Robert Muise will defend the right of public high school teacher Brad Johnson to display patriotic banners in his classroom before a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. PST in Pasadena, California. The Poway Unified School District in California ordered Johnson to take down his banners that contained historical slogans such as ‘In God We Trust,’ ‘One Nation under God,’ as well as the preamble to the Constitution, because ‘they may offend a Muslim student.’
Johnson had been displaying the banners for twenty-five years. He was ordered to remove them in 2007. Because of the national significance of this case, C-SPAN will be videotaping the oral arguments, which will be broadcasted at a later date.
In a classic example of discrimination against anything Christian, the School District allowed religious classroom displays by other teachers, including displays [of] a 35 to 40-foot string of Tibetan prayer flags with images of Buddha; a poster with the lyrics from John Lennon’s anti-religion song ‘Imagine;’ a poster with Hindu leader Mahatma Gandhi’s ‘7 Social Sins’; a poster of Muslim leader Malcolm X; and a poster of Buddhist leader, the Dalai Lama.”
I don’t know about you, but I’ve long ago had it with this moronic double standard against Christianity, although I know the hell-born, demonic source of it. As Christians, we know where it comes from, and we know that Jesus warned us that the world would hate us because of Him. Nevertheless, the animosity against Christianity in our nation and world is despicable, and we must continue to fight it with all we have.
We will watch both of these cases closely. I always cringe when a case like Mr. Johnson’s is heard by the wildly leftist 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, because their Marxist track record never leaves us much hope for them to give a right and rational ruling, but we’ll see.
A lower court has already found in favor of Mr. Johnson, because this is such a clear case of wrongful, anti-Christian discrimination. In that court case, the judge, in his opinion, had some fine words for the school district,
“[The school district officials] apparently fear their students are incapable of dealing with diverse viewpoints that include God’s place in American history and culture. . . . That God places prominently in our Nation’s history does not create an Establishment Clause violation requiring curettage and disinfectant for Johnson’s public high school classroom walls. It is a matter of historical fact that our institutions and government actors have in past and present times given place to a supreme God.”
As the Law Center reports, shortly after this ruling, the school district appealed his decision. Why would the school district not accept the obvious correctness of that ruling and move on? Because of the vicious hatred of Christianity that possesses the people of this evil world, that’s why.
As the Thomas More Law Center goes to bat for Americans like Pastor Terry Jones and school teacher, Brad Johnson, we must remember that as a not-for-profit public interest law firm, they rely on our continued support to do the vital work they do. Along with our prayers for them, we can support them financially.
As we struggle to beat back the Islamist invasion of our American institutions and resist the effects of the anti-Christian spirit that infects so many in our nation, the members of the Thomas More Law Center, as legal knights in shining armor, are going above and beyond the righteous call of duty to defend America’s precious and dwindling heritage of freedom.
Gina Miller, a native of Texas, is a radio commentator and disc jockey. She also works with her husband installing and repairing residential irrigation systems and doing landscaping on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.