It's about time. Has this already been posted?

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  1. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100108/ap_on_re_us/us_anti_muslim_cartoons

    Officials: Anti-Muslim images are protected speech

    MINNEAPOLIS – Two Minnesota prosecutors say they won't file charges against a man who investigators say admitted posting anti-Muslim images in front of a mosque, a Somali-owned store and other spots.

    They say the cartoons are protected under the First Amendment.

    The posters put up last month in the St. Cloud area depicted images such as the Prophet Muhammad engaged in bestiality and an Islamic crescent with a swastika inside it.

    Some in the community say there should be legal consequences. But the chief prosecutors in both counties where the cartoons were found said they must be considered free speech.

    Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall called it a "classic First Amendment case." Benton County Attorney Robert Raupp says religious criticism is protected speech, even if it is offensive.
     
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    Are you kidding me? Who are these people, who would so willingly give up, no, fight against their own right to free speech?

    Absolutely ridiculous.
     

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    BarkinDog Millennium Member

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    Ahhh, just a guess. Muslims?
     
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    why the hell is this even a debate. every other religion can get skewered under the 1A banner and no one cares.
     
  5. DScottHewitt

    DScottHewitt EMT-B

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    Article fail. They did not post pics of the posters.
     
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    But "c'mon", a swastika? Everything was just fine until the swastika.
     
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    "Mein Kampf" is popular in many Muslim countries, even today.