Government agency censors ad ‘scornful’ of Islam

Taking Back America

From WND
By Bob Unruh  |  16 August 2013

A Detroit-area transportation authority is refusing to run an ad that offers people who want to leave Islam a way out, claiming it is “scornful” of the religion.

But even if a statement is “scornful” of a subject, it still is constitutional in the United States, and a legal team now has filed a motion for summary judgment with a court in the Eastern District of Michigan.

Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs, co-founder with Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer of the organization that placed the ad, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, said Friday the case is getting old.

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Correcting four myths about the history of the Crusades


Here is an interesting article from First Principles Journal. (H/T The Poached Egg)


The verdict seems unanimous. From presidential speeches to role-playing games, the crusades are depicted as a deplorably violent episode in which thuggish Westerners trundled off, unprovoked, to murder and pillage peace-loving, sophisticated Muslims, laying down patterns of outrageous oppression that would be repeated throughout subsequent history. In many corners of the Western world today, this view is too commonplace and apparently obvious even to be challenged.

But unanimity is not a guarantee of accuracy. What everyone “knows” about the crusades may not, in fact, be true. From the many popular notions about the crusades, let us pick four and see if they bear close examination.

The four myths:

  • Myth #1: The crusades represented an unprovoked attack by Western Christians on the Muslim world.
  • Myth #2: Western Christians went on crusade because their greed led them…

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