Because it allows for the freedom of speech. Let’s hope that Larijani still has reason to be upset about this in three or four years, and that the First Amendment hasn’t been effectively gutted so as to fight the government- and media-designated forces of “hate.” “Judiciary Chief Describes US Constitution as Law of Barbarism,” from the Fars News Agency, September 26 (thanks to Wimpy):
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani condemned Washington’s defiant reaction to the recent insult to Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in a US movie, and said the US constitution which allows such shameless acts against other religions resembles the “laws of barbarism”.
“What kind of a constitution allows the US president to dispatch forces to the Muslim countries and shed the blood of the people only on the basis of unfounded claims of the existence of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) (in Iraq) but avoids his (the president) condemnation of insult to the holiest and the most spiritual person of the universe,” Ayatollah Amoli Larijani said on Wednesday.
“With such contradictions, the (US) Constitution is the law of barbarism,” he added.
Earlier this month, Amoli Larijani asked Muslim states and nations to show a united reaction to the recent blasphemous US-Israeli movie against Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Addressing senior judiciary officials here in Tehran last Wednesday, Ayatollah Larijani described the recent insult to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as a “great test for all Muslims, specially for Islamic governments”.
“Through their collective protest, Muslims of the world should show to the ill-wishers and enemies how heavy the costs of such insults (to Islam) will be for them so that no one would dare ever again to do such shameless acts against Muslims,” he said, and meantime, cautioned of the negative outcomes of Muslims’ inaction for Islamic states in future….
In Iran, millions of Iranians in Tehran and other cities across the country held nationwide rallies in protest against the recent desecration of Islam.
The Iranian protesters chanted “Death to the US” and “Death to Israel” slogans, expressing disgust at the US and the Zionist regime’s anti-Islam policies.