What does the attorney general of the United States say the day after Muslim terrorists kill 14 and wound 21 in San Bernardino? Does she vow to protect Americans from such ideology-motivated assaults?
No, Attorney General Loretta Lynch vows to prosecute those who say hateful things about Muslims.
“Now obviously this is a country that is based on free speech,” Lynch said at the Muslim Advocates Dinner Thursday night, “but when it edges towards violence, when we see the potential for someone lifting that mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric or, as we saw after 9/11, violence against individuals … when we see that, we will take action.”
She went on to say, “I think it’s important that as we again talk about the importance of free speech we make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not America. They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.”
So when does free speech become prosecutable speech that incites violence? I guess whenever Lynch says so. That is a fuzzy line indeed.
But she said the Justice Department has already instituted since 9/11 “over a thousand investigations into acts of anti-Muslim hatred, including rhetoric and bigoted actions, with over 45 prosecutions arising out of that.”
Including rhetoric and bigoted actions? That is a pretty broad definition. Would opposing Sharia law be a bigoted action?
Also, at that dinner she announced that the feds are investigating the Irving, Texas, police department for arresting Clock Boy, whose family has filed a $15 million lawsuit.
Who does this Obama appointee think she works for?