And by tolerance, I mean the Islamists are pissed off
(The Blaze) A city councilman in San Juan Capistrano, California, has come under fire by Muslims and local council members alike for naming his dog Muhammad and later announcing it during a city council meeting. Councilman Derek Reeve is not backing down, however, stating on Tuesday that the decision to name his dog Muhammad was not meant to be offensive but was rather abut his family exercising their freedom of speech.
According to the local SJC Patch, Reeve’s dog-naming came on the heels of the councilman explaining to his children that in some parts of the Islamic world, they could be sentenced to death for using the Muslim prophet Muhammad’s name in a fashion deemed inappropriate.
Is this free speech or just Reeve being a jerk? Could be both, but, it is definitely free speech. The 1st Amendment, and California’s Constitution, are designed to protect people’s political speech.
On Friday, the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) asked Reeve to apologize for his remarks, stating he showed “disrespect toward Islam’s revered prophet Muhammad by making [the] derisive public comment.”
As a result, Reeve, during his subsequent explanation, referred to CAIR as a “terrorist organization” and was reportedly upset over the organization’s reprimand.
Perhaps Reeve would apologize if CAIR would renounce all Islamist groups, like Hamas, which backs CAIR. The only thing Reeve needs to apologize for is for bringing it up during a council meeting. IMO, that was not the time or place for his announcement (he named his other dog “America”), though the meeting was on a plan for a dog park. But, hey, if other city councils can use their time to denounce America being involved in Iraq, being defeatist, no reason for Reeve tot to make the announcement, right?
Anyhow, as many commenters at The Blaze have pointed out, naming the dog Muhammad is an insult to the dog. The dog may be illiterate, but, it’s a dog. And it probably is not a pedophile and intent on converting people at the end of a sword.