Saturday, June 13, 2009

NY Muslim Ends Free Speech for Harley Dealer

It is very telling that when American Muslims hit the streets preaching for jihad the Muslim community is silent but when a radio show, or even a simple sign says something that they do not like about Islam they are suddenly against free speech.

Hat tip to Creeping Sharia.

No Freedom Of Speech For Harley Dealer
Northern NY News
Written by Nathan Barker
Friday, 12 June 2009

ADAMS, NY - Upstate NY Harley-Davidson dealer Iron Block Harley in Adams was forced to take down a sign facing route 81 behind their store.

The sign has been displaying messages to drivers traveling on Interstate 81 since 2002. Earlier this week, it read "Obama, are you kidding? We're not Muslim. You are not Christian!!" a reference to President Obama's recent speech in the Middle East in which he stressed the details of Muslims living in America as a way of finding common cause with Muslim majority nations.

Owner Erik Dunk believes that Obama would not have won the Presidency if the public was aware of the extent of his Muslim sympathies prior to the election. He indicates that this was a deceit of the American people, and that despite his continued pronouncement that he is a Christian, deceiving the American people to get the office is not a Christian thing to do.

Iron Block's sign has carried messages of a political nature for years. The sign once said "Impeach the Dictator!" but Dunk indicates that no one at Harley-Davidson forced him to remove that message though it was far more politically controversial.

Harley-Davidson's lawyers ordered Dunk to remove the message from his sign or risk losing his Harley-Davidson franchise. They had received one complaint regarding the sign from a Syracuse-area Muslim who told Harley-Davidson that the sign was offensive and derogatory to Muslims.

Dunk contends that the message was in no way derogatory to any religious group and was simply an indictment of President Obama's behavior on behalf of America while he was in the Middle East.

He also claims that liberal media outlets in the area reported the issue with strong bias and several factual errors, pointing out that staff at the Watertown Daily Times are well aware that his sign has been running politically-oriented messages for years though in their coverage of the story, they only talked about the anti-Obama messages.

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