Sharia Comes to Pennsylvania
What happened is this: An atheist mocked the Pope and Mohammed, by dressing up as a "Zombie Pope" and a "Zombie Mohammed." A Muslim immigrant assaulted the man, and admitted that he assaulted him in court. He claimed that he committed the assault to show his son that he would defend Mohammed, adding that in his country, mocking Mohammed is illegal.
Judge Mark Martin, a convert to Islam himself, ruled in favor of the admitted assault perp, and then lectured the victim about Islam.
“Having had the benefit of having spent over 2 and a half years in predominantly Muslim countries I think I know a little bit about the faith of Islam. In fact I have a copy of the Koran here and I challenge you sir to show me where it says in the Koran that Mohammad arose and walked among the dead. I think you misinterpreted things. Before you start mocking someone else’s religion you may want to find out a little bit more about it it makes you look like a dufus and Mr. (Defendant) is correct. In many Arabic speaking countries something like this is definitely against the law there. In their society in fact it can be punishable by death and it frequently is in their society.
Judge Martin wasn't finished with his use of the court to sermonize and proselytize.
“Islam is not just a religion, it’s their culture, their culture. It’s their very essence their very being. They pray five times a day towards Mecca to be a good Muslim, before you die you have to make a pilgrimage to Mecca unless you are otherwise told you can not because you are too ill too elderly, whatever but you must make the attempt. Their greetings wa-laikum as-Salâm (is answered by voice) may god be with you. Whenever, it’s very common when speaking to each other it’s very common for them to say uh this will happen it’s it they are so immersed in it.
Martin is arguing that non-Muslim Americans are now on the hook to behave, here in America, as if we are in a country where Islam dominates. He still wasn't finished:
“Then what you have done is you have completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very very very offensive. I’m a Muslim, I find it offensive. But you have that right, but you’re way outside your boundaries or first amendment rights. This is what, and I said I spent about 7 and a half years living in other countries. when we go to other countries it’s not uncommon for people to refer to us as ugly Americans this is why we are referred to as ugly Americans, because we are so concerned about our own rights we don’t care about other people’s rights as long as we get our say but we don’t care about the other people’s say”
The phrase "ugly Islamic supremacists" might become useful.
Martin rules that the victim had taken his First Amendment rights too far, and then threw out the assault charge against the man who had, after all, admitted to what he had done.
I suppose this is the logical consequence of our judges basing their decisions on the laws of other countries, no? Well, that, plus Islamic supremacy.
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