While one senior member of the Obama Administration publicly stated the U.S. government will assist one long time ally with our “full support” in the face of an Islamic Jihadist terror attack aimed at one of their citizens, a different senior member of the Obama Administration publicly stated the U.S. government insists another long time ally remain “calm and avoid escalating tensions” in the wake of an Islamic Jihadist attack that killed a citizen of the United States. As reported by The Times of Israel on Oct. 25, 2014 and also by The Jewish Press (of Brooklyn, NY) on Oct. 23, 2014, there is arguably a case to be made that mixed messages are emanating from Washington, DC regarding how Team Obama may be playing by two different sets of rules.
While American jurisprudence has ruled that our free speech rights under the First Amendment range from publicly saying “I hate President (insert name here)” to defecating and/or urinating on the American flag. Agree, disagree or indifferent to what US courts have ruled, many Americans could find shocking not only the lack of free thought/speech imposed on our British cousins, but also the overt double-standard both police and the court system have been operating under. As reported by The Independent on May 2, 2014, and also Life Site News and The Daily Mail, both on May 1, 2014, case in point would be two Englishwomen who were recently found guilty of a “religiously-aggravated public order offence” for tearing pages out of the Qur’an; as well as a leading British politician arrested while reading select passages from The River War penned by arguably one of the greatest Western leaders of the 20th century, Sir Winston Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, DL, FRS, RA.