Sacha Baron Cohen, known for pushing the limits of the First Amendment in a series of films & TV programs, takes to Twitter saying, Zuckerberg’s defense of free speech on Facebook is ‘akin to a restaurant owner welcoming neo-Nazis, then allowing them to shout anti-Semitic insults at other patrons.’
Ben Sales, JTA,
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave an impassioned defense Thursday of his company’s policy of allowing a wide spectrum of speech on the platform. Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., Zuckerberg invoked the First Amendment and the civil rights movement to defend his refusal to limit inflammatory discourse on his social media giant. Continue Reading »
WATCH: After the Texas attack, anti-Islamist activist Pamela Geller speaks out, slamming ‘media elites’ for denigrating those who offend Islam.
By Ari Soffer
Pamela Geller, the outspoken head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has spoken out after her group’s Mohammed Cartoon event was targeted in a shooting attack by Muslim terrorists on Sunday night.
Pamela Geller – Reuters
In an interview with CNN, Geller lashed out at the media “elites” for criticizing her group – the attackers’ intended victims – as opposed to radical Islamists responsible for such violent attacks.
The event had offered a $10,000 award for the best cartoon depicting the founder of Islam, Mohammed, and featured a speech by Dutch MP Geert Wilders, among other prominent critics of Islam. Continue Reading »