(Warning on Extreme Violence)
A top Department of Justice lawyer warns that posting offensive material on Islam will have legal repercussions.
Judicial Watch reported – via Ace:
In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights.
The move comes a few years after the administration became the first in history to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally reassure Muslims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is dedicated to protecting them. In the unprecedented event, Attorney General Eric Holder assured a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations that the “us versus them” environment created by the U.S. government, law enforcement agents and fellow citizens is unacceptable and inconsistent with what America is all about.
“Muslims and Arab Americans have helped build and strengthen our nation,” Holder said after expressing that he is “grateful” to have Muslims as a partner in promoting tolerance, ensuring public safety and protecting civil rights. He also vowed to strengthen “crucial dialogue” between Muslim and Arab-American communities and law enforcement.
Evidently that was a precursor of sorts for an upcoming Tennessee event (“Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society”) that will feature the region’s top DOJ official, who serves as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and an FBI representative. The goal is to increase awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles, according to a local newspaper report. The June 4 powwow is sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee.
The area’s top federal prosecutor, Bill Killian, will address a topic that most Americans are likely unfamiliar with, even those well versed on the Constitution; that federal civil rights laws can actually be violated by those who post inflammatory documents aimed at Muslims on social media. “This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion,” Killian says in the local news story. “This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.”
AsiaNet reported, via Religion of Peace:
More than 200 male students protested in Kabul yesterday against women’s rights, calling for the repeal of a presidential decree on the ‘Elimination of Violence Against Women’, which they say is un-Islamic.
The decree bans child and forced marriage, makes domestic violence a crime and says that rape victims cannot be prosecuted for adultery. It also outlaws “ba’ad,” a traditional practice of exchanging women or girls to settle disputes or debts.
The protest came days after conservative lawmakers blocked an attempt to turn the decree into law.
Mawladad Jalali, the mullah of the university mosque, was one of the protest’s organisers. Yesterday, he called for parliament to repeal the decree. Demonstrators slammed the decree “imposed by foreigners” for violating Sharia.
Was she wearing the cloth coffin? If she wasn’t wearing the garbage bag, she got what was coming to her under the sharia. Obama say, “respect it!”
British woman ‘kidnapped and gang-raped in Dubai’… and then SHE is prosecuted for drinking alcohol Daily Mail December 6:
A British woman who was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by three men in Dubai found herself in the dock for drinking without an alcohol licence.
The 28-year-old expatriate, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted to police she was drunk when the alleged attack took place and was prosecuted and fined £169.
Under Islamic law in the United Arab Emirates, drinking without an alcohol licence is a crime.
Two of the Iranians accused of raping her are facing trial while a third defendant cannot be traced.
The woman, who works in a managerial position, said her ordeal lasted hours with the alleged rapists filming the attack and taunting her, despite her pleas to be let go.
‘Dubai Court of First Instance heard she was subjected to a sustained attack after being taken hostage and driven to a flat in Naif, a rundown area of Dubai.
She eventually escaped when the defendants left her on a mattress to find her own way home.
The defendants’ lawyer Saeed al Gilani has claimed she made up the story after watching ‘too many action movies’.
He added: ‘She has a boyfriend who threw her out of his flat when he heard she’d had a relationship with the defendants. She then went to police and claimed she was raped.’
Walaa Al Momtaz doesn’t leave her home for up to five days at a time. The neatly veiled 22-year-old misses her friends at City University, where she studies English and German, but what she faces upon leaving her house defeats her.
Men and boys constantly harass and threaten Al Momtaz on the bus, on the street and at the university.
“Every day men talk to me in a bad way, laugh at me and say things about what I am wearing,” she told NBC News. On a recent bus trip, a man stuck his hand through a gap in the seat to touch her.
Al Momtaz has gotten off relatively lightly.
On Nov 25, Al-Ahram state newspaper reported three women were sexually assaulted during anti-Morsi demonstrations by hundreds of men.
In September, Eman Mostafa, 16, was gunned down after she spit in the face of a man who harassed her in the province of Assiut, according to police reports.
The Feb. 11, 2011, attack on CBS News’ Lara Logan as she filed a report for “60 Minutes” in Tahrir Square, epicenter of the uprising that forced dictator Hosni Mubarak to step down last year, brought international attention to the problem of sex attacks on women in public places.
Public violence against women was rampant well before the movement that unseated Mubarak in 2011. According to a 2008 study by an Egyptian NGO, 83 percent of women have been victims of harassment.
Read more here.
Egypt’s ruling party is paying gangs of thugs to sexually assault women protesting in Cairo’s Tahrir Square against President Mohamed Morsi, activists said.
They also said the Muslim Brotherhood is paying gangs to beat up men who are taking part in the latest round of protests, which followed a decree by President Morsi to give himself sweeping new powers.
It comes as the Muslim Brotherhood co-ordinated a demonstration today in support of President Mohamed Morsi, who is rushing through a constitution to try to defuse opposition fury over his newly expanded powers.
Read more here.