One of Brett Kimberlin’s silliest false narratives was that Aaron Walker operated a “hate blog.” Ten years ago today I posted that Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin Keeps Using That Word …
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… I do not think it means what he thinks it means.
Hate. TDPK keeps referring to Aaron Walker’s now defunct Everybody Draw Mohammed blog as a “Muslim hate blog.” Indeed, he uses that term several times in his Motion to Dismiss in the federal Walker v. Kimberlin, et al. lawsuit.
<fisking>Regardless of how one parses the phrase, it doesn’t make sense as a description of Mr. Walker’s blog. The blog clearly isn’t run by a Muslim, so it isn’t an Islamic run hate blog. The blog clearly does not incite hatred of Muslims, so it isn’t a hate blog aimed at Muslims.
The blog isn’t about Islam so much as it is about freedom of expression and the separation of church or, in this case, mosque and state. In the United States no religion has a superior legal standing vis-à-vis any other. In the United States no person, Muslim, Christian, Hindu, or whatever, has the legal right to forbid anyone else from an otherwise legal act because the act transgresses that person’s religious beliefs. Telling someone to mind his own business in matters of religion is not hateful per se. OTOH, shooting and beheading infidels on the street, firebombing their offices, and the like, could be considered hate crimes.</fisking>
<mockery>TDPK is an avowed atheist. Atheists, are regularly subject to discrimination and persecution in many Islamic countries. According to popular interpretations of Islam, denying Islam and thus becoming an apostate is traditionally punished by death for men and by life imprisonment for women. That a lot worse than only 50 years for bombing.</mockery>
As mentioned in an earlier post, a motion to dismiss is not the place to argue one’s case, but if TDPK wants to put his specious stuff out for the world to see, he needs to be ready to have it examined and to watch nonsense called by its name.
UPDATE–The dialog in the talk balloon on the cover of Charlie Hebdo translates as “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing.”
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