Imad Enchassi, imam of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, posted this on Facebook the day before a member of his mosque, Jah’Keem Yisrael, beheaded one of his coworkers and tried to behead another at Vaughan Foods in Moore, Oklahoma: “Hate speech and ads that crosses freedom of speech and encouraged violence ought to be illegal.”
He posted it with a link to a truly scurrilous New York Daily News piece about our AFDI pro-freedom ads, “Anti-Muslim ads could threaten lives.” Pamela Geller responded trenchantly here:
The pro-jihadists hope our ads will threaten lives. They really want a Muslim to be attacked by some nut. They want this deeply, so they can use it to move against free speech. Imagine: would the Daily News in 1942 have run a piece entitled, “Anti-Nazi ads could threaten lives”? Would they have said that by waging war against the Nazis and denouncing their ideology, American patriots were “fomenting a climate of fear and hate”? These claims that these pro-freedom, anti-jihad terror ads foment fear and hate and endanger innocent people are an insidious attempt to enable jihad terror, Islamic antisemitism and Sharia oppression by stigmatizing and demonizing opposition to them.
Indeed. And it is no surprise to discover that an Islamic supremacist like Imad Enchassi is a foe of the freedom of speech; we have seen this to be true of many, many Islamic supremacists in the U.S., as well as their Leftist allies and Useful Idiots: Cyrus McGoldrick (formerly of Hamas-linked CAIR), “moderates” Mona Eltahawy and Reza Aslan, etc. etc. etc. — the list goes on and on. Islamic law, after all, forbids criticism of Islam and anything that can be construed as such.
This is the “moderate” environment in which Jah’Keem Yisrael lived and moved.