Anti-Muslim Rhetoric that “Edges toward Violence” Will be Prosecuted – USAG

By Faye Higbee

Anti-Muslim Rhetoric that edges toward violence will be prosecuted

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch stood in front of the Muslim Advocate’s 10th anniversary dinner Thursday and made it clear that what she views as violent hate speech against Muslims will be prosecuted.

When we talk about the First Amendment we [must] make it clear that actions predicated on violent talk are not American. They are not who we are, they are not what we do, and they will be prosecuted.

My message not just to the Muslim community but to all Americans is ‘We cannot give in to the fear that these backlashes are really based on.’ Loretta Lynch

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch

It is painfully clear that Ms. Lynch strongly believes that Muslims are the victims. Did hate speech prompt Syed Farook and his wife to shoot up a Christmas party? No.

Who is Loretta Lynch blaming for the shootings? Everyone but the ones who did it

When she gave a press conference over the shootings in San Bernardino, she said,

“We’re at the point where these issues have come together really like never before in law enforcement thought and in our nation’s history and it gives us a wonderful opportunity and a wonderful moment to really make significant change.”

So is she blaming law enforcement for the actions of terrorists who meant harm to others? She wants law enforcement to “change,” not the terrorists.

Instead of challenging the Muslim narrative of things and asking them to examine their motives and desires in light of the Constitution and their place in American society, she has done the opposite and placed the blame once again back on America. Just like her boss.

Investigating “clock boy”

She also stated at that event that the DOJ was going to investigate the arrest of  “Clock Boy” Ahmed Mohamed.  For what? For protecting the students and public from a potential bomb?

The wrong side was chosen

She  made it clear that she is in favor of bringing in thousands of Syrian refugees, and stated that she would “stand with you [Muslims].”

Her “greatest fear” is not terrorism, it’s anti-Muslim rhetoric that could lead to violence. But Americas did not load the ammunition into those guns.

“Violent talk” toward Muslims did not kill 14 people.  The perpetrators chose to kill based on an ideology of hate toward those who did not agree with them.