Free speech and American values overcome Sharia Law and Muslims in, of all places, Dearbornstan, MI.
In 2012 a group of Christians were sharing their faith on the public square in Dearborn, MI. A group of Muslims attacked them and the police threatened to arrest them. The Christians, that is. The Muslims were viewed by police as “victims.”
The Christians filed suit against Wayne County for abridging their first amendment right to free speech. A lower court dismissed the lawsuit and the Christians appealed to the 6th Circuit.
The 6th Circuit completely reversed a lower court decision which ruled in favor of Wayne County and officials from the County Sheriff’s Office who silenced the Christians’ speech in response to the hostile mob’s reaction. The case, Bible Believers v. Wayne County, was brought by the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) on behalf of the Christians.
The court ruled,
“When a peaceful speaker, whose message is constitutionally protected, is confronted by a hostile crowd, the state may not silence the speaker as an expedient alternative to containing or snuffing out the lawless behavior of the rioting individuals. Nor can an officer sit idly on the sidelines-watching as the crowd imposes, through violence, a tyrannical majoritarian rule-only later to claim that the speaker’s removal was necessary for his or her own protection.”
A slam dunk victory for Christians over the cowards in the Fort Wayne County Sheriff’s office and over Muslim terrorism.
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