Justice Department to Hold Seminar Warning Against the Legal 'Consequences' of Anti-Muslim Speech


Via Instapundit and Judicial Watch comes this troubling article in Tennessee's The Tullahoma News about an upcoming conference entitled "Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society," in which Kenneth Moore, special agent in charge of the FBI's Knoxville Division, and Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, will warn citizens about the criminal dangers of Facebooking hate speech. Excerpt:

Killian and Moore will provide input on how civil rights can be violated by those who post inflammatory documents targeted at Muslims on social media.

"This is an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion," Killian told The News Monday. "This is also to inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are." […]

Killian said Internet postings that violate civil rights are subject to federal jurisdiction.

"That's what everybody needs to understand," he said.

Killian said slide show presentations will be made.

I sincerely hope they make that Power Point public, since I'm unaware of any federal civil rights prosecutions for "inflammatory" Facebook postings, and want to keep up to speed with the Obama administration's increasingly brazen encroachment on free expression.

Reason on free speech and Islam here.