Appeasing thugs by trampling our rights

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 at 7:32 am

Nakoula is the creator of “Innocence of Muslims,’’ a sleazy film meant to hit Islamists where they live. It’s been blamed for anti-American riots in 20 countries, from Libya to Lebanon.

It may not be a good film, but it has every right to exist — a right guaranteed by no less than the US Constitution.

Somewhere, Thomas Jefferson weeps.

The questioning of Nakoula on a flimsy pretext was a ploy to scare him. And it sent a message of appeasement to maniacs in the Middle East: America is on your side!

The government also went after YouTube, asking the Google-owned company whether “Innocence’’ violated its terms of usage. To its credit, YouTube refused to take down the film’s trailer in the West, although it yanked the offensive video from several Arab countries.

When did the land of the free turn on its own people?

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2 Responses to “Appeasing thugs by trampling our rights”

  1. MT Geoff on 17/17/12 at 12:01 pm

    One remark I’ve seen that bothers me is the reference to “brownshirts”. The Brownshirts (SA) were Hitler’s thugs.
    The LA County Sheriff’s Office has worn tan uniform shirts for decades. The officers were sent on a task; they are not to blame for the orders of their superiors. Several accounts report that Mr. Nakoula was never handcuffed and that he chose the clothing to mask his appearance — a good idea.
    There’s plenty to be disturbed about here. Let’s leave the deputies out of it and let’s report the facts about the administration’s heavy-handed procedures.

  2. Rob in Katy on 18/18/12 at 12:28 am

    Technically that is the same excuse the Nazi Brown Shirts used…following orders. The Sargent, the Watch Cmdr, the Chief, the Mayor, the Governor should have all told Obama to piss-Effing-off! Wait, I guess they were all following orders /s