Bill Killian is a U.S. attorney based out of Tennessee that is trying to do whatever he can to make anti-Muslim speech illegal in the U.S.
By Associated Press
He is claiming that some this type of speech is violating the civil rights of these citizens. Killian told Tullahoma News “We need to educate people about Muslims and their civil rights, and as long as we’re here, they’re going to be protected, ”Killian and the local FBI will be meeting with the Muslim community in the area to discuss and inform them about their civil rights.
So far the DOJ has not determined what speech they will actually considered “illegal” and no guidelines have been set forth. An attorney that specializes in the first amendment said ” “The government may, indeed, play a useful and entirely constitutional role in urging people not to engage in speech that amounts to religious discrimination. But it may not, under the First Amendment, prevent or punish speech even if it may be viewed as hostile to a religion.”
What do you think of this potential banning of anti-Muslim speech? Is this violating the first amendment?