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PAUL MARSHALL is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom. He has published widely in newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, First Things, The New Republic, and The Weekly Standard. He is the author or editor of more than 20 books on religion and politics, including Their Blood Cries Out, Religious Freedom in the World, and Blind Spot: When Journalists Don’t Get Religion. Most recently he is the co-author, with Nina Shea, of Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide.

The following is adapted from a lecture delivered at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., on February 3, 2012.

Blasphemy and Free Speech

A growing threat to our freedom of speech is the attempt to stifle religious discussion in the name of preventing “defamation of” or “insults to” religion, especially Islam. Resulting restrictions represent, in effect, a revival of blasphemy laws.Few in the West were concerned with such laws 20 years ago. Even if still on some statute books, they were only of historical interest. That began to change in 1989, when the late Ayatollah Khomeini, then Iran’s Supreme Leader, declared it the duty of every Muslim to kill British-based writer Salman Rushdie on the grounds that his novel, The Satanic Verses, was blasphemous. Rushdie has survived by living his life in hiding. Others connected with the book were not so fortunate: its Japanese translator was assassinated, its Italian translator was stabbed, its Norwegian publisher was shot, and 35 guests at a hotel hosting its Turkish publisher were burned to death in an arson attack. (more…)

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MARK COLVIN: The word “apostate” has fallen into relative disuse in the West in the last couple of 100 years.

The idea that leaving your religion, apostasy, should be punished, has largely died out since the Enlightenment.

But Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who’s been in Australia over the last few days, is in continuous fear for her life because she is an apostate from Islam.

In 2004, in the Netherlands, her friend, the filmmaker, Theo van Gogh, was stabbed to death for an anti-Islam film for which she wrote the script. A death threat against her was pinned to the corpse with a knife.

In her subsequent book, Infidel, she stepped up her attack on global Islam. And in Australia she’s been talking about the ideas of the Enlightenment.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali says the creed of Islam itself, rather than the way it’s practised, is the problem, because the ideas of Mohammed are incompatible with the ideas of liberal democracy.

(To Ayaan Hirsi Ali) Is Islam the problem or is fundamentalist Islam the problem?

AYAAN HIRSI ALI: Islam, as a creed, is the problem, depending on how you define the problem and I define it as the ideas of Mohammed are incompatible with the ideas that liberal secular democracies are based on.

And I also want to emphasise that it’s not Muslims as in individuals, because they’re varied, they’re very diverse. Some Muslims are a problem, some Muslims are not, some Muslims are apathetic, but Islam as a system of ideas is incompatible with liberal democracy as a system of ideas.

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Referred to as Islamic Rage Boy, this wanna-be muji and camel ball licker is all mouth and has gained international fame for his animated antics. His face seems to be showing up in every British and many international media houses while covering Muslim protests in London.

SnapShot.com decided to do a round up and contest for the best altered photos of him called Islamic Rage Boy Parody Roundup. So, I did a couple of renditions for the contest.

They were looking for the most creative photo-shopped images of Islamic Rage Boy. I used Corel Photo-Paint.

Here are my two entries. The first was a close winner or runner up:

PORKEDELIC RAGE BOY

Before

PSYCHODELIC RAGE BOY

Psychedelic Adolf Mohammed Rage Boy

View all TMQ2 posts on Islamic Rage Boy

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PA Imam called for the death penalty against Ayan Hirsi Ali for her critical remarks about Islam. Maybe he should have been reminded that he resides in the United States, a free country, not some Muslim country exercizing sharia law. What a dope!

Local Imam Resigns Amid Criticism of His Remarks

The leader of the Islamic Center of Johnstown has stepped down, two weeks after calling for the death penalty for a speaker critical of the Muslim faith.

The resignation comes in response to a request by board members, who said his statements do not reflect the views of the center’s members. }} more…

(h/t Hot Air)

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Imam Fouad ElBayly has been asked to step down from his leadership roles at the Islamic Center of Johnstown, based on his comments published by the Tribune-Review.

ElBayly, who came to the United States from his native Egypt in 1976, expressed his views on apostasy — abandoning one’s religious belief — during an interview prior to Dutch feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s appearance April 17 at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown.

He indicated that in the eyes of the Islamic community, a sentence of death would be warranted for Hirsi Ali, a Somali refugee, women’s rights advocate and atheist who has denounced the Islamic religion, criticized the practice around the world of female genital mutilation and spoken out against her Muslim upbringing.

ElBayly, who tried to block Hirsi Ali’s campus appearance, said her attacks on the Muslim faith were “poisonous.” He did not threaten her, but explained that “all of her lies” warrant a death sentence. (more…)

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It’s long past time to round up all these loudmouth, terrorist imams and toss them in jail for making terrorist threats and advocating violence against others. These jihad-mongers need to be shut down. They’re not holy men. They’re criminal thugs and should be dragged off to jail right out of their hate-mongering mosques. We should video the arrests and post them on anti-jihad sites…like tmq2. Later, we could get the inmate stories of how these imams were the quiet jail-house bee-yotches for the real men in the joint.

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Pittsburgh Imam Fouad ElBayly: Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be put to death

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Video here

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