Ayatollah Obama

When the late ayatollah Khomeini issued a “fatwa” ordering the killing of Salman Rushdie for his book “The satanic Verses”  in which he insulted the muslim prophet in a vulgar way, the West, on free speech grounds, rightfully  went into an uproar.

Since then, that same “West” has come a long way.

Obama,  the 2009 Noble peace  prize  winner American president,  has ordered the killing of an American citizen, Al-Awlaki, without a trial. The reason? He accused him of being a dangerous terrorist. Every one has to take his word for it.

Al-Awlaki may or may not be a bad guy; that is not the issue. Every one  in the West, I am told, deserves his day in court.  Furthermore, the first amendment guarantees the right to even advocate violence to overthrow the government. Unless a leader issues what amounts to a “Fatwa” allowing his blood to be spelled, that is!

On free speech ground, could anyone tell me what the difference is between Obama’s Fatwa and Khomeini’s?

ekwaysan

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4 Responses to “Ayatollah Obama”

  1. jonolan Says:

    Al-Awkali is an enemy of America. It’s been targeted for extermination because of this and it’s being rightfully dealt with as a matter of national security as opposed to in a legalistic / criminalistic manner.

    There are no courts needed for acts of war or the extermination of things born in America which choose to live and work for our Enemies.

    • ekwaysan Says:

      Let me remind you of a pillar of the great US constitution:
      The First Amendment not only protects the mere “attending” of a speech “promoting the violent overthrow of our government,” but also the giving of such a speech. The government is absolutely barred by the Free Speech clause from punishing people even for advocating violence. That has been true since the Supreme Court’s unanimous 1969 decision in Brandenburg v. Ohio, which overturned the criminal conviction of a Ku Klux Klan leader who had threatened violence against political officials in a speech.

      The KKK leader in Brandenburg was convicted under an Ohio statute that made it a crime to “advocate . . . the duty, necessity, or propriety of crime, sabotage, violence, or unlawful methods of terrorism as a means of accomplishing industrial or political reform” and/or to “voluntarily assemble with any society, group, or assemblage of persons formed to teach or advocate the doctrines of criminal syndicalism.” The Court struck down the statute on the ground that it “purports to punish mere advocacy” and thus “sweeps within its condemnation speech which our Constitution has immunized from governmental control.” The Court ruled that “except where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action” — meaning conduct such as standing outside someone’s house with an angry mob and urging them to burn the house down that moment — “the constitutional guarantees of free speech and free press do not permit a State to forbid or proscribe advocacy of the use of force”
      You should be alarmed when your government starts condemning people to death because THEY think those people are dangerous. what differentiates from Iran then? I thought this was elementary

      Thanks for your comment

      • jonolan Says:

        It is patently obvious that Al-Awkali has gone beyond mere advocacy; he has actively supported the Muslim vermin who wage jihad against America.

      • ekwaysan Says:

        “Patently obvious”?? Where is your proof? I’d love to see it. Your own government has not even been able to charge him with anything, let alone convict him. Unless you consider your government’s word a proof, in which case there is no need to debate you, your search for a proof will be in vain, because there isn’t any.

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