In a frightening first, the city of Minneapolis has established a Gestapo-like hotline that regulates free speech. The service is part of their 3-1-1 helpline and allows residents to report “harassing behaviors motivated by prejudice.”
Essentially, liberal officials in Minneapolis have given Muslims the green light to enact Sharia laws against blasphemy of their religion. Individuals belonging to a “protected class” who suspect hate speech are able to turn in anyone else who exercises their free speech in a way that the “protected class” finds offensive.
The move is very scary. The city’s Department of Civil Rights website explains that hotline reports will be used to investigate discriminatory practices against those who belong to the protected classes. In the predominately Republican state, the liberal city’s decision to curtail a constitutional right is drawing fire from residents and people all over the country.
The press release announcing the new service is extremely vague about “discrimination.”
According to the information given, the definition of discrimination is any “action or a decision that treats a person or a group negatively for reasons such as their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender or gender identity.”
Suspected “hate crimes” will not be tolerated by the liberal government. The hotline was developed after Trump was elected.
Department of Civil Rights Director Velma Korbel explained that “hate-motivated speech” will be punished in the city. She is echoing Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges who is adamantly opposed to President Trump. Hodges has demonized Trump saying that he desires “to put politics before public safety.”
Michele Bachmann, the former congresswoman from Minnesota, is weighing in over the new despotism. In an email, she explained her opinion of the hotline as the “government enforcement of fascism.”
“Looking for government informants to rat out speech the government forbids goes to the heart of denying American citizens our inalienable rights. Governments CAN NOT do this under our constitution,” she added. Bachmann also reminded reporters that the hotline’s purpose would not hold up in court. Such restraints on a lawful freedom are prohibited by the Constitution, she said.
The “anti-blasphemy” call center is advertising to informants, continued Bachmann. As such, it is exactly like U.N. Resolution 16/18 advanced by Hillary Clinton. Supported by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the 16/18 resolution criminalized any speech that disparaged Islam.
Bachmann explained the irony of the act, “since the OIC continually proclaims death to the Jews, death to Israel,” she said. “The citizens of Minneapolis surely can’t be that easily bamboozled into giving away their First Amendment rights to freedom of speech.” Apparently, they are.
Shahram Hadian, who left Iran and came to America in 1978 to avoid the growth of the Islamic State, is aghast at the hotline and its purpose. The former law enforcement officer turned pastor said that the move was a “backdoor approach” to the establishment of more restrictions on speech and liberty. “What other freedom is more precious than your freedom of speech?” he asked.
Explaining that since the federal government already has laws prohibiting “hate crimes,” Hadian believes that the step is designed to “normalize the concept of trying to turn people in, and if that doesn’t send shivers down your spine when you think of 1930s Germany, nothing will.”
He’s right. Those tactics worked well for the National Socialist German Workers’ Party back then, and apparently, they are still working in Minneapolis today.
Hadian is concerned about the impact the hotline will have on pastors who preach the word of God. If someone disagrees or gets offended by a sermon, the pastor can be charged with a hate crime.
Hadian isn’t the only one who’s getting tired of the oppressive rule of Democrats in Minneapolis. Deborah Anderson, chair for the state’s ACT! For America chapter said, “I find myself thinking, ‘While our government leaders’ fundamentally transform our communities (destroy America),’ they command, ‘Don’t you dare utter a peep … or else!’”
Interestingly, Islamic preachers are exempt under the new rules banning free speech. Since they fall under the protected class they’re not liable to the restraint. Although there are at least 109 verses in the Koran that call for the violent death of infidels, Muslim preachers in Minneapolis can spout inflammatory rhetoric from their mosques without fear of reprisal.
The new hotline is just another example of liberal protections for Muslims in the country. Perhaps they recognize that in less than two decades, those populations could begin to replace Christians in the U.S and are planning for the change.
Either way, it’s unclear whether a lawsuit will be filed concerning the constitutionality of the Minneapolis hate speech hotline. For now, anyone with a grievance against someone else in town can report them for investigation. Anyone who speaks critically of Islam could face serious charges.