Saturday, November 21, 2015

When an Islamic stoning violates America free speech...

You may recall an incident from 2012 where some Christian activists were stoned when their presence stirred discord at an Islamic themed public festival. 

There's an update to the story.

Independent Journal is among online media to note:
During the 2012 Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan, Christian evangelists were “stoned” by Muslim attendees.  
Following the attack, during which angry Muslims threw bottles and other items at the evangelists, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed a lawsuit on behalf on their behalf against Wayne County and the Sheriff’s Office for failing to protect the Christians’ First Amendment rights.  
In late 2014, a three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court dismissed the suit, saying the Sheriff’s Office acted lawfully when it threatened to arrest the Christians if they refused to leave the festival.  
Last week, the full Circuit Court reversed the decision, ruling in favor of the Christian group on all counts...
Yes, the "Christians" in Dearborn that day may have been crass and provocative in their "evanglistic" approach, but their behavior fell far short of hurling bottles and other debris.

In case you're wondering what it looked like to be on the receiving end of the "stoning", here's video from the Dearborn incident:

American Freedom Law Center via

The incident happened three years ago, but serves to raise a valid question as the Obama administration currently ramps up unpopular efforts to import and resettle as many as 100-thousand "Syrian refugees" a year into the U.S.

Do we really need to import large numbers of "refugees" or other immigrants who have been raised up among cultures, or are potentially otherwise ingrained with notions, where behavior like "stoning" is deemed normal public behavior or accepted religious practice?

Dearborn no longer holds an annual Arab Festival, citing prohibitive insurance premiums after what happened in 2012.

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