The right to free speech is one of our most important rights. Curtailing it for any
reason is dangerous. That being said, when one exercises this right, you must
realize that people may react or over react to what you say.
The attack in Texas, though foiled, was obviously a deplorable reaction to people
exercising their right to free speech but, can you really be surprised by this reaction ?
This anti-Muslim event had nothing to do with free speech. It was an obvious attempt
to inflame and incite a response. I guess they succeeded in that. For those who were
angered or surprised by the response, consider the response you might get if you had an event showing Jesus engaged in homosexual sex or goose stepped through Tel Aviv wearing a swastika or paraded through a black neighborhood wearing KKK robes.
You have the right to display your bigotry and racism but don’t portray yourself as an innocent victim when you intentionally provoke a violent response.
It is a shame that the only reaction to this event was two violent men rather than thousands of peaceful demonstrators of all faiths,expressing their disgust at what the people who ran this event stand for.
May 5, 2015 by Bruce Kimball, a frequent contributor to 121Contact.
"In Texas, police have shot and killed two men they say opened fire outside an anti-Islam event in the city of Garland, wounding a security officer. The event, organized by Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, included a contest for drawing the best caricature of the Prophet Muhammad." Democracy Now