Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Young Turks’ Contempt for Free Speech

Scene of the shooting in Garland, Texas.

Scene of the shooting in Garland, Texas.

Two gunmen opened fire at a free speech event held in Texas on Sunday. A security guard was wounded in the attack but thankfully the only fatalities were the gunmen themselves. The identities of the perpetrators and their motivations for committing this attack become pathetically easy to ascertain once the title of the event is revealed: Draw Mohammed Day.

The event was sponsored by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, both of whom already know what it’s like to be persecuted for uttering unwelcome opinions. They are both currently under banning orders issued by the British Home Secretary which prevent them from entering the UK due to their prior statements about one religious ideology in particular.

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