Officials: Anti-Muslim images are protected speech
MINNEAPOLIS – Two Minnesota prosecutors say they won't file charges against a man who investigators say admitted posting anti-Muslim images in front of a mosque, a Somali-owned store and other spots.
They say the cartoons are protected under the First Amendment.
The posters put up last month in the St. Cloud area depicted images such as the Prophet Muhammad engaged in bestiality and an Islamic crescent with a swastika inside it.
Stearns County Attorney Janelle Kendall called it a "classic First Amendment case." Benton County Attorney Robert Raupp says religious criticism is protected speech, even if it is offensive.
I wonder what the response would be if the 'cartoons' showed a hook-nosed Jew having sex with a child?
Don't be offended by the pics, after all, they're protected by 'Free Speech!' Ain't that right, Mr. Foxman?