Thursday, December 3, 2015

24 Hours After San Bernardino Massacre, Attorney General Speaks At Muslim Meeting and Threatens Americans

"Anti-Muslim rhetoric is my greatest fear."

From John Stanton at Buzzfeed News via Pamela Geller:
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday warned that the Justice Department could take aggressive action against people whose anti-Muslim rhetoric “edges towards violence” and told the Muslim community that “we stand with you in this.” 
Speaking at Muslim Advocate’s 10th anniversary dinner, Lynch said since the terrorist attacks in Paris last month, she is increasingly concerned with the “incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric … that fear is my greatest fear.” 
Following the Paris attacks, there has been an uptick in violent attacks on Muslimsand threats against mosques across the country. That, combined with heated political rhetoric such as GOP presidential front runner Donald Trump’s call to register Muslim Americans, has Muslim community leaders worried that they could be facing a new era of discrimination. 
Lynch made it clear that she shares those concerns, but vowed to use the DOJ to protect Muslims from discrimination and violence. Noting the rise in violence against Muslims and mosques in the wake of the Paris attacks, Lynch added that, “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.” 
“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,’” Lynch said.

3 comments:

  1. I think Americans are getting to the breaking point. They are tired of any word of condemnation is "violent rhetoric".

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  2. It just tells us that "sensible" attacks on the 2nd Amendment will, of necessity, March hand-in-hand with the curtailment of the First.

    The American Republic was nice while it look lasted, but we have to move on to the emergent empire of Oceania.

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  3. Unless we can put right-wing politicians into office, we cannot expect government to stop creating this problem. The average politician's will to seem compassionate and tolerant -- especially leftists -- is literally greater than their will to live. They will take it all down so long as no one accuses them of Islamophobia. The government has the guns, and has decreed that Americans shall not speak ill of Muslims. America isn't France, so it will take much longer, but a mosque is coming to your neighborhood sooner or later, your ears will be filled with that hideous wail, and you will never feel safe.

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