This is not the first time that al-Husainy has called for restrictions on the freedom of speech. In 2012 he declared: “They should put a law not to insult a spiritual leader.” Al-Husainy is also a virulently antisemitic supporter of Hizballah. With the President of the United States having declared the “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” and many in the mainstream media eagerly practicing self-censorship to appease Islamic supremacists, he probably sees this as his best chance to impose Sharia speech restrictions upon the U.S.
I’m not in favor of book burnings, but to use the burning of any book to impose free speech restrictions is to destroy a foundation of free society and bring tyranny to the U.S.
“(UPDATED) Qurans burned at Dearborn mosque; imams consider new law,” by Aysha Jamali, Press & Guide, June 17, 2014 (thanks to all who sent this in):
DEARBORN — Several Qurans were burned in front of a mosque at about noon Tuesday in possible connection with anti-Islam Pastor Terry Jones’ expected visit to the city Saturday.
The three copies of the Quran, Muslims’ holy book believed to be the word of God, were set on fire and left to burn at the curb in front of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center, 15332 W. Warren Ave.
The imam of the mosque, Sheikh Husham Al-Husainy, confirmed that the incident occurred and that police are investigating….
Why are they investigating? It isn’t illegal to burn a book in the U.S. — at least not yet.
Imam wants new law banning burning of holy books
Several attorneys also met with the imams at Thursday’s meeting. Al-Husainy said they helped with legal advice in his plan for a new law making it illegal to burn or desecrate holy books.
“We want all of the religions to cooperate with us to bring respect to the word of God, whether the Quran, Bible, or Torah,” he said.
He said he understands it will be a challenge.
“But again, a journey of 1,000 miles starts with one step,” he said.
He and the imams will collect signatures of supporters before addressing the City Council to inquire about making a new city ordinance.
Al-Husainy said it’s a duty to protect the divine word. He said he worries that a nation where the words of God are burned in disrespect will not be blessed anymore.
Several attempts to legally prohibit the desecration of the American flag have failed in the U.S. for reasons that it violates rights to free speech.