Portland march against Shariah law canceled

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks at a news conference in Portland on Saturday after a man fatally stabbed two men Friday on a light-rail train when they apparently tried to stop him from yelling anti Muslim slurs at two young women. Wheeler has since

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler speaks at a news conference in Portland on Saturday after a man fatally stabbed two men Friday on a light-rail train when they apparently tried to stop him from yelling anti Muslim slurs at two young women. Wheeler has since

Wheeler had called on the federal government to refuse a permit for the rally, which was to take place at Terry D. Schrunk Plaza on Saturday, June 10.

This is not an uncommon claim on the left side of the political spectrum.

If I'm a purist about anything, it's freedom of speech.

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He said there may have been confusion because a former Malabang police chief was killed in the fighting - but he was not beheaded. Automatic gunfire and explosions could be heard clearly and plumes of black smoke rose from the direction of the city center.

The FBI is assisting Portland police, who are leading the investigation and are trying to determine whether Jeremy Joseph Christian, charged in the killings, could also be charged with federal hate crimes.

A "Trump Free Speech Rally" in Portland is scheduled for June 4, and a "March Against Sharia" for June 10th.

Perhaps it is naive to think that organizers of Sunday's rally might have actually listened to the mayor and allowed Portland to mourn the loss of those two fine men without further upset.

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He says they'll march in Seattle instead.

A local offshoot of a national anti-Sharia law rally planned for Portland on June 10 has been canceled, according to the event's organizer. "We didn't want him with us", Gibson said. The most recent example was the stunt by comedian Kathy Griffin, who evidently thought it was humorous to portray the beheading of an American president. "There will be speakers exercising their free speech, live music, flags, and an uplifting experience to bring back strength and courage to those who believe in freedom", the Facebook post for the event says. The event page calls on supporters who "stand for human rights".

The ACLU of OR, in a tweet on Monday, said: "The government can not revoke OR deny a permit based on the viewpoint of the demonstrators".

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"It may be tempting to shut down speech we disagree with, but once we allow the government to decide what we can say, see, or hear, or who we can gather with history shows us that the most marginalized will be disproportionately censored and punished for unpopular speech", the ACLU of or wrote on Twitter. The looming threat of violence at the rally justified a shutdown while the city worked out a long-term solution. Just days earlier, a Huffington Post writer also contended that "hate speech" wasn't protected by the Bill of Rights, and her own editors had to issue a correction: "An earlier version of this story indicated that the First Amendment never protects hate speech. Everybody's fuse seems to be quite short". In November, shortly after the presidential election, peaceful anti-Trump demonstrations were disrupted when anarchists smashed windows, ripped out electrical power boxes and spray-painted buildings downtown. Just over a month earlier, the organizers of an annual parade in the OR city had to cancel it after far-left activists threatened to disrupt the event due to the presence of the local chapter of the Republican Party. "The cancellation of this can't be regarded as the end of anything. People are quashed for a minute, but they nearly nurse this notion of vengeance and they come out much worse than before".

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