by Jacob Laksin
Last October, Ernest Perce was marching in a Halloween parade in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, dressed up as a zombie version of the prophet Mohammed when he was physically confronted by Talaag Elbayomy, a Muslim immigrant who found his costume offensive. According to Perce, Elbayomy grabbed him, chocked him, and then tried to rip off the “Mohammed of Islam” sign that Pence wore around his neck. Elbayomy later admitted to a police officer on the scene that he had tried to grab the sign, believing that it was a crime in the United States to insult Mohammed. But when Pence brought criminal harassment charges against Elbayomy, the district judge, Judge Mark Martin, dismissed the case. More outrageously, he proceeded to lecture Perce in a stunningly ignorant fashion about his rights under the First Amendment. After claiming that the First Amendment was intended “so that we could speak what’s on our mind, not to piss off other people and cultures,” and informing Perce that in Muslim countries causing such offense to Islam “could be punished by death, and frequently is,” the judge in effect blamed Pence rather than his attacker. “You are way outside your bounds of First Amendment rights,” the judge concluded. Since then, the judge’s comments (which he does not deny making) have touched off a national firestorm of criticism and controversy. Perce, the Pennsylvania state director of American Atheists, joined Front Page to discuss his legal ordeal, the threat to free speech in the U.S., and the explosive reaction to the case.
FP: What message or messages do you think were sent by the judge’s decision to dismiss your case – and especially by his decision to chastise for you giving offense to Muslims?
EP: In my opinion, the message sent by the judge is that Muslims now have the absolute right to defend their religious beliefs, even if by means of force.
This is the ONLY website I can't twitter out of and it's getting really tiresome.
LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF PAGE IS THE TWITTER LINK
I Will Send To Satin Any Muslim Who defames My Beliefs!
Political correctness is going to bite us on the butt!
Go To Share And Twitter Through There.
I personally dip all of my bullets in pigs blood ; in hopes that if I'm ever attacked by any of these pedophilic neanderthal women beaters , they will go directly to hell . Actually I believe that is why Oshthed is allowing the slaughter of pig farmers livestock . Maybe we should all chip in and send some pork to the White House .
I like the way you think..:^)
This is old stuff D. Muslims insult me with their existence don't see me running over a proceed to smack down. That guy should remember pay-back is a --tch . Not the same as revenge - that's GODs privilege.
Good one, Ralph! Some of my English friends carry pork scratchings ( does that "translate"?) - sort of potato chip made from pork crackling - in case of confrontation by mosquitos.
THEY ARE CALLED "CHITTLINS" THEY ARE VERY TASTY. WON'TTELL YOU WHAT PART OF A PIG THEY COME FROM, BUT THEY ARE FRIED IN PORK LARD. GREAT DEFENSE MECHANISM. JUST THROW A HANDFUL AT AGGRESSIVE CAMEL JOCKEYS AND SCREAM PORK GUTS! (OOPS I DID TELL YOU) THE SWARTY SOB'S WILL DROP LIKE FLIES. GOOD TIME TO TAKE THEIR WEAPONS AWAY. SHOCK EFFECT YOU KNOW.
PS I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN ABOUT THE PURPLE COW STORY YOU INQUIRED ABOUT.