I’m sure you’ve seen the photo of the filmmaker of the You Tube video which, according to The One’s administration, caused Muslims all over the world (on September 11th) to go on a rampage, resulting in burned embassies and dead Americans. You really can’t see his face, because it is obscured by a scarf or a towel as he was being hustled into a police car for a “voluntary” appearance at police headquarters at some time around 1 a.m. When he arrived at police headquarters, he was questioned by federal law enforcement agents.
His crime? He committed no crime. Rather, he made a cheesy movie, which by any definition, constitutes protected speech under the First Amendment. Police dragging him to headquarters in the middle of the night following “demands” by Muslim leaders that he be arrested for “insulting the Prophet Mohammad” is something I never thought I would see in the United States. (If you believe this midnight frogmarch by police had anything to do with a probation matter, you’re beyond help.)
If the government can take this kind of disgraceful and unconstitutional action against this man, it can, sure as hell, take the same kind of action against you or me for exercising our right of free speech protected by the First Amendment. I don’t care whether you’re a liberal, a conservative, democrat or republican: that ought to scare the hell out of you.
This must stop. November is our last chance.