Hillary Clinton Hit on Trump Is Just Her Latest Attack on Freedom of Speech
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Over at PJ Media today I show how Hillary Clinton has been a foe of the freedom of speech for quite some time : Hillary Clinton’s claim
during the last Democratic debate that the Islamic State (ISIS) is
“showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims to recruit
more radical jihadists” was swiftly proven wrong.
In reality, the latest Islamic State video features Barack Obama (“liar”) and her husband (“fornicator”), but never mentions Trump. More disquieting than its inaccuracy, however, is the fact that
Hillary’s claim shows that one of the people most likely to be the next
president of the United States is a foe of the freedom of speech, the
cornerstone of any free society.
In claiming that the Islamic State is using “videos of Donald Trump
insulting Islam and Muslims to recruit more radical jihadists” (as
opposed, I guess, to friendly jihadists), Hillary’s implicit point is
that if we stop saying and doing things that she or they claim insult
Islam and Muslims, then jihad recruitment will lose its impetus. So if we adopt Sharia blasphemy restrictions and refrain from insulting Islam, everything will be all right.
Right after the Benghazi massacre, the father of one of
those slain recounted that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to
him at a memorial service about the Muhammad filmmaker, saying:
We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted.
And they did. The filmmaker went by several different names, had a
record full of run-ins with the law, and at the time of the Benghazi
attacks was out on parole. A condition of his parole, however, was that
he not go on the Internet — which he apparently did in order to upload
the notorious video to YouTube.
For that, he was arrested and imprisoned for several months, thereby
becoming the first political prisoner in the U.S. for Obama’s war on
free speech and enforcement of Sharia blasphemy laws. There can be no
doubt that he was imprisoned not for the technicality of the probation
violation (thousands of more serious probation violators walk the
streets), but for insulting Muhammad. His arrest was a symbol of America’s capitulation to Sharia. He
became the first offender against the new de facto federal crime of
blasphemy against Islam….