“An Atheist, a Muslim and a Judge: What Really Happened”

Just wanted to throw this link out there: it’s a very clear-headed explanation of everything surrounding the whole zombie Muhammad thing. The author explains that the judge’s decision was reasonable (I agree and I think I said something to that effect), but:

“. . .there is something inherently disturbing about a public official chastising a citizen for engaging in constitutionally protected expression, however obnoxious. It is especially troubling when it’s a matter of criticizing or even lampooning religion, an area in which free speech has so often been trampled.”

Another highlight:

“It is not unusual for judges to admonish the parties in a case, sometimes harshly, about their conduct. In this instance, though, the lecture was startlingly one-sided. Martin lambasted Perce for his disrespect for other people’s culture and faith while not one critical word was spoken to Elbayomy.”

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