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September 23, 2010
Constitutional Law Trumps Sharia Law in Michigan
Diametrically opposed governmental reactions to recent Koran burning episodes are on display in Britain and the United States.
The British reaction demonstrates the extent to which our "mother country" has retrogressed toward a full self-imposed dhimmitude of the non-Muslim majority under Sharia-based tenets dictated by its mainstream fundamentalist Muslim community -- despite the latter being a relatively small demographic minority. According to The Daily Mail,
Six suspects were seized after allegedly torching the Muslim holy book in the backyard of a pub... Two men were arrested on suspicion of stirring racial hatred, and have since been released on bail. On Wednesday (9/23/10) four more Gateshead men were arrested and bailed....Police confirmed the arrests were in relation to burning the book, not for making, distributing or watching the video. "On Wednesday, September 22, four men from Gateshead were arrested on suspicion of stirring racial hatred," a spokesman said.
Contrast this craven abandonment of free speech and capitulation to Islamic supremacism in Britain with the sober -- and US Constitution-affirming -- reaction of Stuart Dunnings III, prosecuting attorney in Ingham County. Michigan.
As reported in the Detroit News, Dunnings categorically rejected intense pressure from local Muslim leaders to pursue charges against a Lansing, Michigan man who admitted to burning a Koran outside an East Lansing mosque. For example, Dawud Walid, executive director of the Hamas front and unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation jihad terrorism fundin trial, Council on American-Islamic Relations-Michigan, argued vociferously that the Koran burner, whose identity has been protected by local authorities, face federal charges. Walid fumed,
Not to prosecute this hate crime would send a terrible message to bigots that there will be no legal repercussion against those who intimidate Muslims at their houses of worship.
But Dunnings refused to abide the hypocritical, taqiyya-laden arguments by the Sharia-supremacist organization CAIR and its Michigan spokesperson. Prosecutor Dunnings simply "..didn't find there was any violation of Michigan law." Elaborating, Dunnings further denied there was any evidence of a "hate crime," and he also affirmed that the act itself was Constitutionally protected free expression, as had been determined previously for flag burning
Burning a holy book, whose pages were found outside the Islamic Center of East Lansing on Sept. 11, doesn't qualify as a hate crime...We don't have a hate crime. There was no threat of physical intimidation because (the man who burned the Koran) was the only one there at the time...The act also was protected by the First Amendment
(Hat tip for both stories to The Religion of Peace, jihad news clearinghouse par excellence!)