The sort of rhetoric being used by the Left to voice its displeasure with America’s choice for president is incredibly dangerous, likely to result in criminal investigations and possibly criminal charges.
Such is the case with Madonna, who declared to a large crowd that she had thought a lot about blowing up the White House. This is not free speech. It is as criminal as screaming “Fire!” in a crowded theater that results in death and injury, and I don’t believe Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions are going to put up with it.
When Madonna and others get away with inciting violence, it causes others to also push the envelope to see what they can get away with. A case in point is Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) in Los Angeles, who is openly advocating the overthrow of Donald Trump’s four-day old administration.
CAIR is controversial, to say the least. It is an organization whose leaders have claimed to be above the laws in the U.S. because they are Muslims. They’ve also called for an alliance with groups such as Black Lives Matter in order to accomplish their agenda, according to Truth and Action:
CAIR has a history of using intimidation to advance its goals. However, when it starts advocating the violent overthrow of the US Government it has stepped outside the bounds of constitutionally protected free-speech and has engaged in criminal behavior. Those perpetrating this should be charged and prosecuted. And racism has nothing to do with it.
So when Hussam Ayloush … tweets on election night the line which translated from Arabic means, “The people want to overthrow the regime,” it’s worth taking a look to see if this is his organization’s real position or not. After all, this isn’t a slogan Ayloush just thought up — “It was a slogan first used during the Tunisian revolution, which kicked off the Arab Spring, where dozens of totalitarian Islamic nations were either toppled or faced serious street demonstrations. It was also the slogan during the overthrow of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak.”
According to 18 U.S. Code § 2385:
Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States … [s]hall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
Perhaps having been made aware of this, Ayloush has walked back his tweet by claiming it was intended as a joke. A great one, at that!