Hat tip Creeping Sharia
“Report anti Islamic and anti Muslim content on the internet to appropriate authorities to take action to remove it and go after those who post it online and prosecute and take actions according to the Shariah ruling.”
Faizan Syed is the Pakistani-born director of Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Missouri. Just days ago, he was featured at a forum on sharia law at Webster University. According to the below article, he has called on people (using the Internet and social media) to report those who speak out against his religion to the "appropriate" authorities for prosecution under sharia.
This is highly troubling, but it seems Syed may have left himself a little wiggle room here. Is he talking about suggested activities only in the US or in other countries-knowing our laws about free speech? Even if he is talking about countries that would actually arrest and prosecute people under sharia for offensive speech, it is still troubling. There is nothing wrong with recruiting people to respond to criticism and defend their religion, but reporting them to the authorities for prosecution-anywhere- is outrageous and against what this country stands for.
Syed quotes the Israel Project as an example that could be emulated, but nowhere do I see the Israel Project calling for people to report criticism of Judaism to the "proper authorities" for prosecution.
Mr Syed has some explaining to do.