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Hearing set for Waite Park man who put up anti-Islamic posters

There are 21 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jun 24, 2010, titled Hearing set for Waite Park man who put up anti-Islamic posters. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Sidney Elyea admits he did it. He posted those anti-Islam posters on utility poles near a Somali-owned business and the Islamic Center.

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thissucks

Burnsville, MN

#1 Jun 24, 2010
I wonder if they would fine him if the signs said, "GARAGE SALE?" If the answer is no. then Elyea's absolutely correct that he is being prosecuted for his message, not the sign itself. I would say that would be a violation of his first amendment rights.
dismayed

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jun 24, 2010
That's why they call it hate speech.
Ben Franklin

United States

#3 Jun 26, 2010
I hate egg plant. Does that mean i cant make a sign saying that where egg plant lovers will see it. I am also starting to hate liberal commies who try to control what I say and what I think. Try and arrest me for that and I will fight you violently, just like in the past. Dismayed is either a socialist govt worker, college intructor, or a gullible student. Classic example of the dumbing down of America.

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#4 Jun 26, 2010
Ben Franklin wrote:
I hate egg plant. Does that mean i cant make a sign saying that where egg plant lovers will see it. I am also starting to hate liberal commies who try to control what I say and what I think. Try and arrest me for that and I will fight you violently, just like in the past. Dismayed is either a socialist govt worker, college intructor, or a gullible student. Classic example of the dumbing down of America.
Spot on, Ben.

If I had posted a "missing child" poster...it wouldnt have been an issue.

But in claiming that its a matter of posting on public property, rather than the message itself....they really opened themselves up to some nasty litigation.
OMG

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jun 26, 2010
Hmmm, I am not particularly fond of the muslim religion (understatement), however I think a sign depicting graphic images of bestiality and sodomy have no business on a public utility pole, children could see it, I would not want to see it, its not decent. There are far better ways to protest the religion of peace.
Obuma

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jun 26, 2010
OMG wrote:
Hmmm, I am not particularly fond of the muslim religion (understatement), however I think a sign depicting graphic images of bestiality and sodomy have no business on a public utility pole, children could see it, I would not want to see it, its not decent. There are far better ways to protest the religion of peace.
We love bestiality in our religion.
.

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#7 Jun 26, 2010
Its still far more civilized than walking into a Mosque with explosives strapped to your body and killing dozens of people.
OMG

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jun 26, 2010
Doc Savage wrote:
Its still far more civilized than walking into a Mosque with explosives strapped to your body and killing dozens of people.
They do that themselves, we don't have to. They are just such funny people, they blow up other muslims if they feel they are not muslim enough

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#9 Jun 26, 2010
sad, but true.
Juliett

South Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jun 30, 2010
I am 100% sure that the only reason this man was charged was because the poor Muslims got offended. But what about the fact that many of us American women get "offended" when we see these Muslim women in their "slave garb"? We can't do anything about it, but they could sure do something about that man posting his opinion.

“"Molon Labe"”

Since: Oct 09

North Afghanistan

#11 Jun 30, 2010
you are fighting a 13th century filty cult....do not even attempt to use logic on these primitives.

They are happy not having to think for themselves....much easier to think everything is a "divine act" rather than take responsibility for thier actions.

This is why they live in a stone age mindset.....and breed like cockroaches.
Bridge Repair Money

Sweden

#12 Jun 30, 2010
1st Amendment clearly states in plain black and white the government isn't allowed to pass laws respecting an establishment of religion.

1st Amendment also protects "hate speech"

People who think there are astrisks in the constitution should be charged with treason.
thissucks

Burnsville, MN

#13 Jun 30, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
1st Amendment clearly states in plain black and white the government isn't allowed to pass laws respecting an establishment of religion.
1st Amendment also protects "hate speech"
People who think there are astrisks in the constitution should be charged with treason.
You forgot something. No where in the constitution does it say, "you have a right not to be offended."
Good Golly Miss Somali

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Jun 30, 2010
Why are we constantly cowtowing to these
ingrateful, litigious, rude, unthankful, no good breed of people anyway???? I wish they would all just go away.
Bridge Repair Money

Sweden

#15 Jun 30, 2010
This is among many reasons why bridges collapse and kill people in Minnesota. and Oil Rigs aren't being inspected for safety.

Democrats are too busy banning soda pop and jailing people who tell fart jokes around gay people.
nunyabizness

Burnsville, MN

#16 Jun 30, 2010
Bridge Repair Money wrote:
This is among many reasons why bridges collapse and kill people in Minnesota. and Oil Rigs aren't being inspected for safety.
Democrats are too busy banning soda pop and jailing people who tell fart jokes around gay people.
Once again a BOZO has to turn something into politics when it isn't. Are you idiotic, anti-American, morons, ever going to accept the fact that YOU LOST!! We're ALL ON THE SAME SIDE!! This whole country is sliding down the toilet and all you want to do is fight. "Bridges collapse;" "Oil Rigs aren't being inspected for safety." Which so-called, now absentee governor was in charge when the "bridges," collapsed?(bridges should be singular by the way.) Which party was running the show when this off-shore rig was built and SHOULD have been being inspected? You can't blame years of failure on a party, and President that's been in charge for 17 months. Try alot more logic and common sense as opposed to blind hate, and sour grapes and you might be able to get off the blood pressure, and heart meds.
prophet mahamid and maci

United States

#17 Jun 30, 2010
i thought art was protected under free speech. ooops i forgot you can only make fun of christianity ... and the jews ..
JON

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jun 30, 2010
Do MUZZELUMS go to a school to learn how to cut a head off? Or is is it father son learning/bonding thing.
JON

Buffalo, NY

#19 Jun 30, 2010
You just miss the subtle genius of Bridge Repair.
nunyabizness wrote:
<quoted text>
Once again a BOZO has to turn something into politics when it isn't. Are you idiotic, anti-American, morons, ever going to accept the fact that YOU LOST!! We're ALL ON THE SAME SIDE!! This whole country is sliding down the toilet and all you want to do is fight. "Bridges collapse;" "Oil Rigs aren't being inspected for safety." Which so-called, now absentee governor was in charge when the "bridges," collapsed?(bridges should be singular by the way.) Which party was running the show when this off-shore rig was built and SHOULD have been being inspected? You can't blame years of failure on a party, and President that's been in charge for 17 months. Try alot more logic and common sense as opposed to blind hate, and sour grapes and you might be able to get off the blood pressure, and heart meds.
Bill

Stuart, FL

#20 Jul 1, 2010
Doc Savage wrote:
you are fighting a 13th century filty cult....do not even attempt to use logic on these primitives.
They are happy not having to think for themselves....much easier to think everything is a "divine act" rather than take responsibility for thier actions.
This is why they live in a stone age mindset.....and breed like cockroaches.
I thought the topic was an anti muslim sign, not illegal hispanics.

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