WE TOLD YOU SO
THE LEFT IS OUT TO REGULATE FREE SPEECH
New bureaucratic edict with the force of law – you can’t say anything bad about Muslims. You can’t call them Radical Islamists. You can’t speak it, write it or even whisper it. NO, no, no – it’as not allowed. Don’t call them Jihadists. Fine or jail awaits you – just like Canada and Europe now!
The day after a horrific shooting spree by a ”radicalized” Muslim man and his partner in San Bernardino, California, Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged to a group of Muslim activists that she would take aggressive action against anyone who used “anti-Muslim rhetoric” that “edges toward violence.”
Speaking to the audience at the Muslim Advocate’s 10th anniversary dinner Thursday, Lynch said her “greatest fear” is the ”incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric” in America and vowed to prosecute any guilty of what she deemed violence-inspiring speech. She said:
The fear that you have just mentioned is in fact my greatest fear as a prosecutor, as someone who is sworn to the protection of all of the American people, which is that the rhetoric will be accompanied by acts of violence. My message to not just the Muslim community but to the entire American community is: we cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.
Assuring the pro-Muslim group that “we stand with you,” Lynch said she would use her Justice Department to protect Muslims from “violence” and discrimination.
“When we talk about the First Amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American.”
ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH
Claiming that violence against Muslims is on the rise and citing France’s clamp down on potentially radicalized mosques, Lynch suggested the Constitution does not protect “actions predicated on violent talk” and pledged to prosecute those responsible for such actions.
“When we talk about the First Amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American,” said Lynch. ”They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.”
“My message not just to the Muslim community but to all Americans is ‘We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on,’” said Lynch.
It is painfully clear that, like her predecessor Eric Holder, Lynch is far more concerned with promoting the social justice agenda than protecting the Constitutional rights of American citizens. What exactly is speech that “edges toward violence”? What exactly are “actions predicated on violent talk”? In the end, it is whatever she decides it to mean.
UPDATE: Loretta Lynch, at a press conference yesterday, termed the San Bernardino shootings a “wonderful opportunity” to change the nature of police work:
We’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.
WELL WE NEED MORE JIHADIST MASSACRES SO WE CAN HAVE MORE WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, I GUESS?