New Jersey Imam: Free Speech That Mocks Islam is a National Security Threat
As Americans, we all believe in protecting our national security but we don’t want to give up our liberties in the process.
But here is what Mohammad Qatanani, who leads one of the largest mosques in NJ said:
“We, as Americans, have to put limits and borders [on] freedom of speech…. [While Americans may] have the freedom [they] have no right to [talk about Muslim] holy issues … [as it will incite] hatred or war among people.”
- freedom of speech should be suspended with regards to speaking about Islam
- negativity of Islam should be investigated by the Department of Homeland Security
- negativity of Islam incites violence
There are religions that promote turning the other cheek even when mocked, but it appears Islam is not one of them. According to one of the most prominent imams in North America, Islam never condones violence, but it also, under no uncertain terms, “ever accepts” speaking ill of the Prophet Muhammad.
Qatanani said he thinks agitators who slander Islam, or, more specifically, the Prophet Muhammad, incite violence and hence, pose a national security risk that threatens the safety of Americans at home and abroad. Thus, America should disregard its First Amendment as it is typically applied and instead act in accordance with sharia law for the ultimate “good” of society.