A chapter of The Infidel Biker Club in El Paso is hosting a massive pig roast entitled: In Defiance of the Islamic Holiday Ramadan and will have an “anti-Islam” theme. The biker group predict about 150 people will turn up for the event and the Sheriff’s office will be monitoring it to “make sure the community is safe”.
There are freedoms in America that are protected by the constitution, and the most important of these is Freedom of Speech. When people try to “qualify” freedom of speech, they suggest that it does not imply the right to offend…But it does! Offense comes in many forms, and it is a subjective thing…We cannot and must not regulate free speech to stop people feeling offended.
The Infidel group are clearly trying to make a statement. They are not just doing this because they think it will annoy Muslim people, it is a protest as real and valid as any other. We can assume that they are protesting the fact that Islam is being a higher priority than other beliefs or groups in America, and this is their way of showing that the USA is still a free country.
Whether or not you agree with them, it is their right to have a BBQ and to call it whatever they want. This is still a nation that protects its citizen’s rights, and with folks like the Infidel Club around, it is likely to be so for a long time!
The Sheriff’s Office plans to monitor the pig roast – titled “In Defiance of the Islamic Holiday of Ramadan,” said spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby, “to make sure the community is safe.”
A Sheriff’s Office commander who contacted event organizers learned late Friday that the event would go on as planned, she said.
The event is being put on by the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club, which is made up of veterans, and is being held at its headquarters northwest of Peterson Air Force base in the Cimarron Hills area. Kirby said the Sheriff’s Office has had no previous calls for service at the warehouse location where the club has held other events.
Although Kirby said the Sheriff’s Office does not anticipate problems, the pig roast is being held about two months after a well-publicized contest for cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad drew two armed Islamic State group sympathizers to the exhibit in a Dallas suburb. Police shot the two men dead.
A notice from the Sheriff’s Office to its deputies said military police found copies of a flier promoting the barbecue posted around Fort Carson in an attempt to “negatively” impact Muslim military members and their families who are observing Ramadan. The fliers were immediately taken down, the notice said.
“Fort Carson is investigating the posting of fliers at a single location on post about the Infidels MC club and cannot discuss any specifics in regards to the investigation,” post officials said Friday. “These types of fliers are contrary to our Army values and beliefs in dignity and respect for all.
“The command expects every individual to contribute to a culture in which our soldiers, civilians and family members can reach their full potential with infinite dignity and worth.”
A flier obtained by The Gazette says the Colorado Springs chapter of the Infidels Motorcycle Club is hosting an “open bike party” and “pig roast” – titled “In Defiance of the Islamic Holiday of Ramadan” – at the group’s headquarters northwest of Peterson Air Force base in the Cimarron Hills area.
The motorcycle club is made up of veterans, according to its website.
H/T: Red People US