Remember when Christian missionaries were arrested for handing out leaflets at an Arab festival in Dearborn, Michigan in June 2010? Well, they’ve been vindicated by 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A Detroit suburb violated the free-speech rights of a Christian evangelist by barring him from handing out leaflets at an Arab-American street festival last year, a federal appeals court said Thursday.
The 2-1 decision comes less than a month before the next festival in Dearborn, which draws thousands of people to Warren Avenue in the heavily Arab community.
The festival had offered George Saieg of Anaheim, Calif., a free booth in 2010, but said he and his followers could not freely walk sidewalks with literature about converting Muslims to Christianity.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the restriction was unreasonable, especially when vendors and pedestrians were allowed on sidewalks during the festival.
Dearborn and its police department “violated Saieg’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech,” judges Karen Nelson Moore and Eric Clay said. “Absent an injunction, Saieg will continue to suffer irreparable injury for which there is no adequate remedy at law.”
Saieg had no problems for years at the Arab festival until 2009 when Ron Haddad became Dearborn police chief.…
Michigan has become quite a muslim terrorist enclave. The Christians who showed up at the fairgrounds did so peacefully. When radical muslims proselytize it usually involves hate speech accompanied by beheadings, bombings, and assorted violence; not leaflets.
Even the repulsive Westboro inbreds have yet to resort to violence. Come to think of it, the muzzies and Westboro inbreds have a lot in common. Both hate homosexuals, America, the Jews, and the U.S. military. It’s sheer priceless entertainment when Deliverance meets the Islamic Rage Boy.
More bad news for the Michigan muzzies: The Patriot Act has been extended another four years.
- Dearborn loses court appeal on 1st Amendment rights at Arab Fest (creepingsharia.wordpress.com)