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Pennsylvania: After Muslim assaults atheist dressed as "Zombie Muhammad," Muslim judge dismisses charges

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by Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent

PHILADELPHIA, USA (Worthy News)-- While participating in a Halloween parade dressed as "Zombie Muhammad," the Pennsylvania State Director of American Atheists was assaulted by a Muslim male.  Although the attack was videotaped and witnessed by police, the charges were dismissed by Judge Mark Martin.

An immigrant, the Muslim defendant claimed he didn't know that it was legal in the U.S. to represent the Prophet Muhammad in any form, or that violently defending his "prophet" was illegal.

However, before Judge Martin, who is also a Muslim, dismissed the case, he lectured plaintiff Ernest Perce about Islam.

“Islam is not just a religion, it’s their culture, their culture. It’s their very essence their very being ... what you have done is you have completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very, very, very offensive. I’m a Muslim, I find it offensive. But you have that right, but you’re way outside your boundaries, or first amendment rights ..."

Martin also said: "In many Arabic speaking countries, something like this is definitely against the law there. In their society, in fact, it can be punishable by death and it frequently is in their society."

Of course, dressing up as a "zombie" Muhammad is not against the law here in American society, let alone punishable by death in most English speaking nations.

In his verdict, not only did Judge Martin ignore video evidence of the defendant's guilt, but the testimony of a police officer on the scene, which Martin dismissed by ruling that the officer didn't give an accurate account of the incident.

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9 thoughts on “Pennsylvania: After Muslim assaults atheist dressed as "Zombie Muhammad," Muslim judge dismisses charges

    • This Judge must be removed from the bench and sent back to a Muslim country where he belongs. This is America. He failed to uphold the law and wrote his own Religious finding of the facts and that sets a dangers precedent

  1. Why do we have muslim judges any way. it is their religion that is out of place here in the US! I am surprised he didn't give him the death penalty!

  2. If you cannot set aside your own beliefs to uphold the law, you're in the wrong career and, dare I say, the wrong country.  A judge is there to uphold the law, not adjust it as he sees fit.  It will be interesting to see if this goes to appeal, or if the bar association is notified.  Seems like this guy should be pulled from the bench ASAP.

    •  This is what's known as judicial activism.  The judicial branch is slowly becoming the legislative branch.  This defeats the point of checks and balances. 

  3. I certainly hope this is not the end of the story!  I hope this will be brought to the attention of the proper people and this judge gets debarred as well has voted out of his office by the people of his county of Pennsylvania.

    • It's not: plaintiff Ernest Perce has reported numerous "death threats" against him.
      Apparently other muslim see Judge Martin's ruling as "open season" on anyone who criticizes, or mocks Muhammad. 
      It's like living under shar'ia!

  4. What a joke. I cannot beleive this. why do the Muslims get better treatment and tollerance then anyone else? If your guilty your guilty! We are headed to socalism fast.  I cannot understand why the media has not blown this wide open!!! American is becoming a bunch of pol correct sissy's.

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