Monday, 7 December 2015

US: Former Congressman to Attorney General: “Prosecute me. I dare you.”

Loretta Lynch’s statement warning that “Islamophobic” speech would be prosecuted was just another in a long line of statements opposing the freedom of speech from Obama Administration officials.

It will be interesting to see if she does dare to prosecute former Congressman Joe Walsh. 

Joe Walsh was speaking in strong terms, but what he said was essentially accurate, there is obviously a problem with Islam, and it does include a refusal to assimilate. 
Muslim states around the world really don’t uphold the same values upon which the U.S. is based. 

This could be a most revealing prosecution.

Former U.S. congressman Joe Walsh urged Attorney General Loretta Lynch to arrest him after she warned on Thursday that her office would take a more aggressive approach to those spewing anti-Muslim rhetoric.

“I think Islam has a real freaking problem, alright?” 
Former Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh said in a video posted to his Facebook page. “There is a cancer in Islam, and.. if they’re not going to learn to assimilate, I don’t want them in this country.”

see the video here

“You got a problem, Loretta Lynch, with me saying that? 
Then throw me in jail,” Walsh, a conservative talk show host, argued. 

“I think Islam is evil. I think Islam has a huge problem. 
I think most Muslims around the world are not compatible with American values. 

Walsh continued to slam Lynch in his video for the comments she made at Muslim Advocate’s 10th anniversary dinner one day after law enforcement officials say two people opened fire at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, leaving 14 people dead and more than one dozen injured. 

According to reports, the wife pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on her Facebook page just moments before the attack.

“When we talk about the First Amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American. 

They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted,” Lynch said at the banquet. 

“My message not just to the Muslim community but to all Americans is: 
We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.”