Muslims Assault Free Speech in DearbornBy Robert Spencer
Recently Muslims took offense to a group of Christians at the Arab-American Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, and began pelting them with rocks and other objects, while shouting “Allahu akbar.” (See the Atlas Shrugs video here.) Dearborn police were more concerned about what the Christians had done to provoke the Muslims than they were about the Muslim thuggery. The incident was emblematic of the loss of American values, and gradual implementation of Sharia, in Dearborn.
The Christians were apparently behaving obnoxiously, but no amount of obnoxious behavior justifies rock-throwing. When the Nazis wanted to march through Skokie, Illinois in 1977, most Americans took for granted that while the group’s message was evil, they had a right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly like everyone else. No one would have considered the group’s disgusting stances to be justification for a violent attack upon them. But thirty-five years later, the situation has drastically changed – at least when it comes to Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan, when faced with a group of confrontational and less-than-polite Christians. The Dearborn police have apparently accepted a view that is increasingly common among Western authorities: that when enraged Muslims commit acts of violence because they are offended, the responsibility lies with those who gave offense, not the Muslims.