Americans Can Now Be Arrested For Saying This One Word To Muslims

Pakistani protesters shout anti-U.S. slogans at a rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Pakistan has blocked cell phone service in major cities to prevent militants from using phones to detonate bombs during a national day of protest against an anti-Islam film produced in the United States. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Realizing who we’re not allowed to criticize, we find who rules over us, and in the land of creeping Sharia, it’s most definitely the left’s favorite religious ideology — Islam. Although no other religions are protected from the same censure, it has quickly become considered a hate crime to even speak critically about Muslims.

The U.S. is rapidly beginning the spiraled descent into Sharia compliance with such strict political correctness, and soon every American will be refused their First Amendment right for the sake of protecting Muslims from being offended.

Unfortunately, a Massachusetts man learned this the hard way when a neighbor called the police to report him over one word.

Jose Ortiz, 52, was arrested a week ago after he called his Turkish neighbor a “terrorist.” Ludlow Police Sgt. David Belanger told 22News that Ortiz, who had been drinking that evening, began shouting profanity at the neighbor, calling him a “terrorist” several times, which prompted the man to call the police.

Belanger noted that there has been an ongoing dispute between the two neighbors and that only Ortiz had been arrested.

Ortiz reportedly shouted “terrorist” and other names at his neighbor several times, then he locked himself in his girlfriend’s house when authorities arrived. The girlfriend allowed police inside the home so that they could subdue Ortiz, who ran into another room.

Belanger said that Ortiz was being charged with disturbing the peace, interfering with a person’s civil rights, and obstruction of justice for resisting arrest.

It’s understandable for a person to be charged with resisting arrest, but the real question is “why were the police arresting Ortiz in the first place?” The only initial misconduct that was mentioned by Belanger was that Ortiz had offended his neighbor with his name-calling.

Although Ortiz had been drinking, police didn’t even charge him with public intoxication. Instead, they slammed him with “interfering with a person’s civil rights.” This odd charge is found deep within the Legal Information Institute’s codes, and it is defined as the following:

If two or more persons in any State or Territory conspire or go in disguise on the highway or on the premises of another, for the purpose of depriving, either directly or indirectly, any person or class of persons of the equal protection of the laws, or of equal privileges and immunities under the laws; or for the purpose of preventing or hindering the constituted authorities of any State or Territory from giving or securing to all persons within such State or Territory the equal protection of the laws; or if two or more persons conspire to prevent by force, intimidation, or threat, any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving his support or advocacy in a legal manner, toward or in favor of the election of any lawfully qualified person as an elector for President or Vice President, or as a Member of Congress of the United States; or to injure any citizen in person or property on account of such support or advocacy; in any case of conspiracy set forth in this section, if one or more persons engaged therein do, or cause to be done, any act in furtherance of the object of such conspiracy, whereby another is injured in his person or property, or deprived of having and exercising any right or privilege of a citizen of the United States, the party so injured or deprived may have an action for the recovery of damages occasioned by such injury or deprivation, against any one or more of the conspirators.

The lengthy code summarily states that a person cannot, through threat, intimidation, or physical force, deprive another citizen of voting or protection under the law, or use violence against said person.

It may be justifiable for Ortiz to be charged with this if he was indeed threatening to injure his neighbor, but so far only the word “terrorist” has been mentioned by authorities, who have taken the Turkish resident at his word.

The biggest issue regarding this particular charge is that the Middle Eastern man is now able to seek damages from Ortiz in the form of a steep fine.

Until we gather all the details from this case, it is impossible to know Ortiz’s side of the story. However, it’s safe to say that it probably won’t make much of a difference.

Islamophobia, which is anything perceived as offensive towards Islam by Muslims, is quickly being considered a hate crime in the West under the demands of Islamofascists who wish to silence all opposition to Sharia law.

In Canada, a man was sentenced to 20 months in jail for handing out a flyer that criticized Islam. His charges, which closely resemble Ortiz’s, were disrupting the peace, causing a disturbance, and breaching probation of an earlier crime in which he criticized Islam.

In Britain, police arrested three men for “inciting racial or religious hatred” towards Muslims, after they posted anti-Islamic remarks on social media.

British politician Paul Weston has also been arrested multiple times for quoting Winston Churchill about the dangers of Islam.

Political correctness has truly run amok, and it continues to silence Westerners through intimidation and threat of arrest, monetary fine, and even prison. How long before Muslims pass legislation that restricts free speech about saying anything perceived as negative about Islam?

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