The ACLU and Benito Acosta’s claim that the exercise of his own civil rights as a defense for violating the civil rights of others in public or private should never prevail. Now we are back there again.
The students of Islam are claiming the same rights as Benito Acosta and the ACLU (“Islamic group defends student protest,” Feb. 17). The exercise of their own civil rights includes restricting the civil rights of others. Hussam Ayloush, of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, goes even further, claiming that to observe or honor the civil rights of others is “selective enforcement,” a violation of the rights of Islamic students.
Public education teaches us that Islam is a religion of tolerance. The peoples conquered by Islam can live in peace. They can live in peace if they do not practice or spread their religion, and pay a special tax and do not hold any public office.