Free speech is knocking on Death’s door in the West.
In Europe, it has long gone the way of the dinosaur, but the United States has been able to hold the line in their stead.
However, the Left is doing everything it can to push for restrictions on First Amendment rights, laying the groundwork by first making those who speak freely pay a huge price socially.
Many topics are already de facto illegal, as the consequences inflicted on a person by society are as bad as some legal punishments.
Soon, they’ll start implementing European style laws, which make certain trains of thought and speech literally illegal. It’s inevitable, as their beliefs cannot “win” otherwise, because their beliefs don’t stand a chance in an open marketplace of ideas.
If you think this is fear-mongering, just check out the countless stories of people’s lives left in ruin because they dared to take a stand against things like not agreeing with the tranny agenda.
Then take a look at what’s going on in places like New Jersey, where one city is suppressing the topic of Islam altogether.
As reported at the Conservative Tribune, a court in Bernards Township, New Jersey has issued a gag order on residents, banning them from bringing up the topic of Muslims or Islam at an upcoming public hearing.
The best part about this is that the next hearing will determine whether the community will allow a mosque to be constructed or not.
So preemptively, a court order has made proper discussion of the issue impossible, since residents are banned from talking about Muslims and Islam at public renters.
The controversy is focused on a settlement order from a district court, which appears to blatantly violate free speech protections.
“No commentary regarding Islam or Muslims will be permitted,” states a legally binding court order about the mosque hearing.
In response to the controversial order, the Thomas More Law Center has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Christopher and Loretta Quick, who live just 200 feet away from the proposed mosque site.
“TMLC’s lawsuit alleges that Bernards Township’s settlement agreement constitutes a prior restraint on speech based on content, as well as, a violation of the (First Amendment) Establishment Clause because it prefers Islam over other religions,” the law center explained.
The lawsuit claims that preventing local citizens from voicing their concerns about the “Islamic” nature of the mosque is not only unfair, but also unconstitutional.
“The Quicks reside within 200 feet of the proposed mosque construction in a zoned residential area.
Yet, the settlement agreement prohibits them from describing the many unique features of Islamic worship,” the Thomas More Law Center stated.
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Additionally, the lawsuit argues that the Islamic Society of Basking Ridge, or “ISBR,” is permitted to make any sort of comments about Jews or Christians without restriction, but the government is actively suppressing free speech in the other direction.
“While claiming that the Township had a religious animus against Muslims, ISBR hid from the public view its animus toward Christians and Jews, by not only hiding anti-Christian and anti-Semitic verses published on its website, but also hiding its significant ties to ISNA [Islamic Society of North America],” attorney Richard Thompson explained in a news release.
Instead of standing up to defend its citizens against ISBR’s hate-filled anti-Semitic and anti-Christian bias, the Township colluded with ISBR’s ‘Civilization Jihad’ by capitulating to payment of millions of dollars to ISBR, allowing the construction of the new mosque and Islamic center in violation of zoning codes, and now even suppressing speech concerning Islam or Muslims at a public meeting,” Thompson continued.
The Left’s love affair with Islam never ceases to amaze.
I guess leftists are all masochists at heart, yearning to be dominated by Muslims. If that’s the case, the least they could do is catch a flight to the Middle East, rather than forcing all this misery on us.
Source: Conservative Tribune