A stunning exchange took place today when Assistant AG Tom Perez of the DOJ Civil Rights Division refused to commit to the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution that it would never advance a law criminalizing the right to criticize any religion.
The non-commital answer by Perez was in response to a question asked by Rep. Trent Frank (R-AZ): "Will you tell us here today that this Administration's Department of Justice will never entertain or advance a proposal that criminalizes speech against any religion?"
Patrick Poole is an independent journalist who contributes to a number of publications and serves as a consultant to law enforcement on the domestic terror threat from Islamic radicalization. He is the Executive Director of Central Ohioans Against Terrorism and he maintains a blog, Existential Space.
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