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Monday, December 15, 2008

Bigot sues military for right to hate Islam, cites Bush as precedent

Bigot Jesse Nieto, whose son was among the 17 U.S. soldiers killed in the attack on the U.S.S. Cole in Aden, Yemen in 2000, is suing for the right to display hate speech on his car.

The man's license plate reads "USS-COLE" but the offensive decals on his windows exclaim "Islam = Terrorism," "We died, they rejoiced," and "Disgrace my flag and I will sh*t on your Koran."

Nieto is suing the U.S. military because it has asked him to remove the decals when he's on military property, such as at Camp Lejeune where he works as a civilian contractor, and at Arlington National Cemetery where his son is buried. The U.S. military is apparently against treating Islam with disrespect.

In his lawsuit, Nieto actually claims that "the Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush, himself used the terms inscribed on the offending decals, including 'Islamic terrorists' and 'Islamic militants' and that therefore Nieto has the right to express the same sentiment."

Quote of the day, courtesy of CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper, conceding the bigot's right to free speech: "I don’t think anyone is saying he can’t be an anti-Muslim bigot in public, but [just not on] military sites."

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