Thursday, June 09, 2005

Islamists see First Amendment as a "loophole"

Via Power Line this morning, I've read a story that refers to a group of American muslims desecrating an American flag. Wouldn't be the first time. The interesting part about this story is some of the audio you get with the video performance. As John Hinderaker at Power Line puts it:

::::::::Everyone should watch this video of an Islamist demonstration/recruiting session in which various indignities are inflicted on an American flag. Exhortations are shouted to the watching crowd in both English and Arabic. My favorite part is when the leader of the terrorists says something like, "Don’t be afraid...we have a legal permit...come and join us...don’t be afraid to speak out...This is not like the countries back at home where you raise your voice against the government and they take you in for torture. No...this is one of the loopholes of this government. We have the right to put this flag down and step on it."

I guess they haven't been fooled by all that "Gulag" talk. Their idea that the First Amendment is a "loophole" is one that seems to be shared by some on the American left.