Obama State Department Official Calls for Criminalization of Burning the Qur’an

Thursday, November 7, 2019
By Paul Martin

By Pamela Geller
GellerReport.com
November 7, 2019

This is hardly surprising. Instituting sharia and blasphemy laws was a priority of the jihad president.

Obama State Department Official Calls for Criminalization of Burning the Qur’an
By Robert Spencer, November 5, 2019:

My latest in PJ Media:

The totalitarian tendencies of the Left become more obvious by the day, as the Washington Post continues to cover itself in glory. Richard Stengel is a former editor of Time Magazine and was the State Department’s undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs from 2013 to 2016. In this piece, he says the First Amendment is an “outlier” and calls for “hate speech” laws that would criminalize, among other things, the burning of Qur’ans.

Stengel claims that he is a convert to authoritarianism, a former believer in the freedom of speech: “When I was a journalist, I loved Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.’s assertion that the Constitution and the First Amendment are not just about protecting ‘free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate.’”

His conversion came as a result of his world travel. Travel is supposed to be broadening, but in Stengel’s case it was narrowing. He says that even as he went around the world defending the freedom of speech, he came to despise that freedom: “But as a government official traveling around the world championing the virtues of free speech, I came to see how our First Amendment standard is an outlier.”

PART OF HIS NEW DISLIKE FOR THIS CARDINAL AMERICAN FREEDOM, THE CORNERSTONE OF ANY FREE SOCIETY, APPARENTLY CAME FROM HIS OWN LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF WHY IT WAS SO IMPORTANT, AND INABILITY TO DEFEND IT IN THE FACE OF CRITICISM. HE RECOUNTS THAT “EVEN THE MOST SOPHISTICATED ARAB DIPLOMATS THAT I DEALT WITH DID NOT UNDERSTAND WHY THE FIRST AMENDMENT ALLOWS SOMEONE TO BURN A KORAN. WHY, THEY ASKED ME, WOULD YOU EVER WANT TO PROTECT THAT?”

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