Assault is not free speech

I have to say, I was initially kind of skeptical of this story about the judge who threw out a lawsuit against a Muslim for assaulting an atheist.  Several people have emailed us looking for a comment on it, and I hesitated to jump on it until I knew the whole story.

It’s not that I thought a Muslim wouldn’t attack an atheist, it’s just that people have cried wolf on exaggerated versions of imaginary creeping Islam in the United States — with several southern states going so far as to pass essentially useless and redundant legislation banning Sharia law, as if that were a serious threat.

In this case, though, having read the details of the case and listening to much of the court’s audio, a judge did, in fact, come out with something that sounds very, very dumb.


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