May 26, 2005

Holy Crap

Folks, this is an outrage. I am outdone. Why am I upset? Read this. Here is the text of the resolution proposed to Congress by US Representative John Conyers, Jr., a Detroit Democrat, taking a first tentative step toward a blasphemy law in the United States: Text of My Resolution Regarding Relgious [sic] Intolerance. (Hat tip: LGF.)

Read it carefully:

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives condemning bigotry and religious intolerance, and recognizing that holy books of every religion should be treated with dignity and respect.

Whereas believers of all religions, including the Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam, should be treated with respect and dignity;

Whereas the word Islam comes from the Arabic root word meaning “peace” and “submission”;

Whereas there are an estimated 7,000,000 Muslims in America, from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, forming an integral part of the social fabric of America;

Whereas the Quran is the holy book for Muslims who recite passages from it in prayer and learn valuable lessons about peace, humanity and spirituality;

Whereas it should never be official policy of the United States Government to disparage the Quran, Islam, or any religion in any way, shape, or form;

Whereas mistreatment of prisoners and disrespect toward the holy book of any religion is unacceptable and against civilized humanity;

Whereas the infringement of an individual’s right to freedom of religion violates the Constitution and laws of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives–

(1) condemns bigotry, acts of violence, and intolerance against any religious group, including our friends, neighbors, and citizens of the Islamic faith;

(2) declares that the civil rights and civil liberties of all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith, should be protected;

(3) recognizes that the Quran, the holy book of Islam, as any other holy book of any religion, should be treated with dignity and respect; and

(4) calls upon local, State, and Federal authorities to work to prevent bias-motivated crimes and acts against all individuals, including those of the Islamic faith.

Folks, to the extent that this resolution - written by a Democrat in Michiganistan, which is home to one of the largest populations of Muslims living in America - singularly specifies and mentions the Quran and Islam specifically, decries the Constitution that specifically states that all men are created equal - except for Muslims living in America who now are going to get special rights!

Folks, this is a POS resolution. Isn't it amazing how artists will be able to continue to denigrate Christianity with elephant feces, but if anyone else should mispronounce or offend anything related to Islam, you will go to jail.

Gee, what ever happened to freedom of speech? Oh, I remember. Islam arrived in America on September 11, 2001 and because our country was too afraid to name the enemy, this is what happened as a result.

Conyers, kiss my American ass, you pandering bastard.