CAIR & friends: Panelists Discuss Charlie Hebdo Attack and Freedom of Speech – and decide against it

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WASHINGTON–Although the First Amendment grants Americans the freedom to say what they want, some things may be better left unsaid, a panelist in a discussion about reaction to the bloody attack at Charlie Hebdo headquarters said Thursday.

“The question isn’t can we? The question is should we?” Dalia Mogahed, former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and adviser to the White House on issues related to Islam, said at the National Press Club…

…Mogahed said the French cartoon of the prophet does not offend her as a Muslim. “I’m simply disgusted as an American,” she said.

She views the cartoon in the same light as old cartoons of African Americans. “I just wish the French would hurry up and join the rest of the world,” Mogahed said…

…Other panelists were Nihad Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, James Le Sueur, a professor at the University of Nebraska and Radwan Masmoudi, the founding president of the CSID.

If you haven’t had your daily of CAIR, you can watch their video (I have not, it is 17 minutes long).