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A town hall meeting about building a mosque, but residents can’t talk about Islam or Muslims

06 Aug

You can’t make this shit up.

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A lawsuit has been filed challenging a settlement agreement that bans residents in a New Jersey town from making remarks about Islam or Muslims during an upcoming public hearing centering on the forthcoming construction of a mosque.

The Thomas More Law Center has filed suit on behalf of a family that lives within 200 feet from where the mosque is expected to be built in Bernards Township.

Christopher and Loretta Quick would like to speak during the Aug. 8 hearing about the various aspects of Islamic life and worship that might affect them as neighbors, but are prohibited from doing so due to city’s acceptance of a settlement agreement that states, “No commentary regarding Islam or Muslims will be permitted” during the event.

“Despite their desire to speak at the special meeting regarding the construction of the Islamic mosque and relevant Muslim worship practices (among other factors related to the impact on their home), plaintiffs are foreclosed from doing so by the settlement agreement based solely upon the content of their speech,” the lawsuit states.

It contends that by banning speech on Islam alone, the township is showing favoritism toward the Islamic religion since the prohibition doesn’t apply to other religions.

“No religion other than Islam is protected … under the settlement agreement. For example, speakers at the hearing are free, under the settlement agreement, to disparage, criticize, and otherwise comment on Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or any other religion—except Islam,” the complaint notes.

The Quicks are asking the court to declare the settlement agreement unconstitutional and to issue an injunction preventing its enforcement.

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12 responses to “A town hall meeting about building a mosque, but residents can’t talk about Islam or Muslims

  1. Socially Extinct

    August 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    “No religion other than Islam is protected … under the settlement agreement. For example, speakers at the hearing are free, under the settlement agreement, to disparage, criticize, and otherwise comment on Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, or any other religion—except Islam,” the complaint notes.

    Hypocrisy has become weaponized and cult-like in nature.

     
  2. feeriker

    August 6, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    I’d be a lot more sympathetic if this was happening anywhere other than New Jersey (or anywhere else in the Northeastern U.S.). This is part of “SJWland,” a region whose inhabitants can’t get enough of forcing the latest toxic prog bullshit down the rest of the nation’s throat. Now some of them are getting a taste of their own bitter medicine and are gagging and retching on it. Couldn’t be happening to a more deserving bunch.

     
    • Will S.

      August 6, 2017 at 7:51 pm

      Chickens coming home to roost, as they say…

       
      • feeriker

        August 6, 2017 at 11:58 pm

        I shouldn’t have the attitude that I do, I realize. But, having been born in and spent my first ten years in northeast NJ/suburban NYC (the “boil on the armpit”) and still having relatives back there who embody every negative stereotype of the place, it’s a blindspot I just can’t get rid of. Like you said, “chicken’s coming home to roost”/”sow the wind, reap the whirlwind.”

         
      • Will S.

        August 7, 2017 at 12:02 am

        🙂

         
  3. rednig

    August 7, 2017 at 3:37 am

    This is Islam. As I understand it, when they reach a certain percentage of the population they enter the political arena and force changes to laws. It creeps up until they have 10% when they begin to revolt to force changes. By 34%, they’re in complete revolt. This is why nations in Africa have outlawed building new mosques. BTW, according to moderate Muslims, the mosque is an excellent place to store weapons. A lot of mosques have been raided and found to be more armory than sanctuary. The LDS has been busted for doing the same.

     
    • Will S.

      August 7, 2017 at 7:22 am

      The LDS don’t believe in jihad, though; at least, not now.

       
    • feeriker

      August 7, 2017 at 9:08 am

      The “good” news, if you can call it that, is that in areas where they are decidedly NOT a majority or anything close to it, they tend to keep quiet and behave themselves, knowing that the majority isn’t going to tolerate any of their bullshit. There is an “Islamic Center” here in my southwestern city of half a million and most of the time it looks as if it’s abandoned. I think the local hajis know that if they do anything even remotely jihad-like, the local cowboys and rednecks will burn their mosque to the ground, with a sizeable number of them inside of it.

       
      • rednig

        August 7, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        Yeah! 🙂 I can hardly wait to get back to AZ. Weather and politics, both are weird in the Northeast. There’s a big community of Muslims where my s-in-law lives, in NYC, but it’s like redneck Jewish central. Most of the Muslims are moderates, anyway. Manny likes his whiskey sours but get him to try a bite of pork and he starts vomiting like he need the Exorcist. One large problem is the children of atheists and agnostics seeking something solid in their lives and turning to Islam.

         

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