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Dhimmi Ramon Bong Revilla Jr: Enemy of Freedom

October 22, 2010

Political correctness and Sen. Revilla are both enemies of freedom!

Ang Panday is not a freedom hero...

Ang Panday is not a freedom hero...

A few weeks ago I mentioned about an anti-freedom bill refiled by Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. in the Senate on August 10 or during the observance of Ramadan. Dhimmi Revilla’s bill seeks to disallow the use of the word “Muslim” or “Islamic” in any form of mass media to refer or describe any person suspected of or convicted of a crime.

In a press release dated August 10, dhimmi Revilla said that the practice of identifying criminals with their religious background is clearly a derogatory remark and promotes discrimination among Filipinos. He stressed that it is only proper that the government be sensitive to the Muslims’ social being as legitimate citizens of the country. “The word Muslim means follower of Allah. So, words such as “Muslim criminals” and “Muslim Terrorists” are extremely injurious to our non-Christian countrymen. We must put a stop to this religiously biased practice,” he explained.

This means that even bloggers and Facebook users could face criminal charges for simply telling the truth and speaking their minds about Islam should our lawmakers pass this anti-free speech bill.

Now in the United States, a veteran journalist was fired by the National Public Radio (NPR), a media outlet funded by the Americans taxpayers, for simply telling the truth.

Veteran Journalist Juan Williams appeared on Bill O’Reilly wherein he spoke of his  “fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims.”

This is what Williams said on the Bill O’Reilly show that cost him his job at the publicly-funded NPR:

“I mean, look, Bill, I’m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I’ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous.”

In his article published on Fox News, Williams said that he was sacked “for telling the truth.” “The truth is that I worry when I am getting on an airplane and see people dressed in garb that identifies them first and foremost as Muslims, ” said.

Here’s a portion of his article:

This is not a bigoted statement. It is a statement of my feelings, my fears after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 by radical Muslims. In a debate with Bill O’Reilly I revealed my fears to set up the case for not making rash judgments about people of any faith. I pointed out that the Atlanta Olympic bomber —  as well as Timothy McVeigh and the people who protest against gay rights at military funerals — are Christians but we journalists don’t identify them by their religion.

And I made it clear that all Americans have to be careful not to let fears lead to the violation of anyone’s constitutional rights, be it to build a mosque, carry the Koran or drive a New York cab without the fear of having your throat slashed. Bill and I argued after I said he has to take care in the way he talks about the 9/11 attacks so as not to provoke bigotry.

This was an honest, sensitive debate hosted by O’Reilly. At the start of the debate Bill invited me, challenged me to tell him where he was wrong for stating the fact that “Muslims killed us there,” in the 9/11 attacks. He made that initial statement on the ABC program, “The View,” which caused some of the co-hosts to walk off the set. They did not return until O’Reilly apologized for not being clear that he did not mean the country was attacked by all Muslims but by extremist radical Muslims.

Not only can political correctness cost one’s job; it can also lead to destruction of property and people’s lives. A culture of political correctness is now gradually weakening America’s defense against its enemies because of the stupid and delusional liberal intellectuals and progressives. If it can happen in the United States, it can also happen in the Philippines.

The anti-freedom bill refiled by dhimmi Revilla seeks to strip us of our freedom. Revilla wants us jailed for telling the truth and speaking our minds about Islam and some ‘misguided’ Muslims. It is true that not all Muslims are terrorists, but reality tells us that there are Muslims who commit not only acts of terrorism but also honor killing and violence in the name of their religion.

In his appearance on The View, veteran TV journalist Bill O’Reilly said that “Muslims killed us on 9/11.” O’Reilly’s politically incorrect statement caused two of the co-hosts to walk off.

Just imagine if they passed Revilla’s anti-freedom bill and someone blogged that “Muslims perpetrated the Valentines Day bombing that killed and injure people.” This is a statement of fact. In fact, the Abu Sayyaf Muslims claimed responsibility for the bombing. But under dhimmi Revilla’s anti-free speech bill, anyone who speaks the truth about some of the atrocities and crimes committed by Muslim or Islamic terrorists or Jihadis could face criminal charges and spend a few months or even years in jail.

Political correctness and Sen. Revilla are both enemies of freedom!

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