When the Attacker is the Victim
A judge in Pennsylvania threw out video evidence, dismissed eyewitness testimony, dismissed the case and lectured the victim of an unprovoked assault. Why? Because the victim of the assault was an atheist who dressed up as a zombie Muhammad in a Halloween parade. This offended a local Muslim who then attacked and beat the victim.
What was the judge’s reasoning? In Muslim countries under Sharia law such disrespect of Muhammad is punishable by death. We here in America we must not show disrespect to Islam lest some Muslims be provoked to violence. The judge, by the way, stated he was Muslim.
By the way, a friend of the the victim marching by his side was dressed as a zombie of the Pope. He was not attacked.
This is why states like Oklahoma feel it necessary to pass laws making it illegal for judges to use any foreign law to reach their verdicts.
The following YouTube audio of the proceedings spends the first two minutes providing background, the proceeds with a recording of judge’s words: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf11F3y9LOE