By Ryan Mauro
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Radical Speech at NY Muslim Parade Prompts On-Stage Walk-Off
The United West, an activist group led by Tom Trento, released video from the 27th Annual Muslim Day Parade in New York City that took place on Sunday, September 23, showing state Senator Tony Avella (D-11th District) walking off-stage in disgust over Islamist rhetoric. The video shows an imam with a thick accent from Brooklyn stating on stage, "The freedom of speak and freedom of rights our problem starts. So, I would like to demand United Nations to make an international law that would criminalize blasphemy." He reiterates the need for legislation "for the protection of the honor of our beloved prophet." [more...]
Obama’s U.N. Speech Hits and Misses the Mark
In President Obama's speech at the United Nations this week, he sent a message to the Islamic world: We, like you, fear the critics of Islam. Though he stood against the Islamic blasphemy laws that punish real and imagined insulters of Islam, he reinforced the Islamist narrative that a war on Islam is underway. “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims,” President Obama said. [more...]