WASHINGTON, January 13, 2015 – Terrorism took on a new and more sinister face last week with the tragic murderous Islamic extremist attack on the Parisian satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Ten magazine employees were killed along with two police officers. The magazine attack may have given birth to a new type of terrorist assault which attacks those who disagree with Islamic fundamentalism and do so publicly via comedy, satire, cartoons, or in news publications.
Is America the next stop on the ISIS or Al Qaeda free speech assault hit list? Will ISIS bring its brand of terrorism to the nation’s neighborhoods?
Join political scientist and terrorism expert Al Maurer and Lisa Ruth, Communities Editor in Chief and former CIA analyst, to discuss terrorism in the homeland.
A little reported story is the firing of Kelvin Cochran is a decorated firefighter. He is also a devout Christian. He’s a deacon at a Baptist church and also teaches Sunday school. By all accounts – he is a decent and honorable man. And now – he is unemployed.
Cochran, who served seven years as the chief of the Atlanta Fire Departmant lost his job over a book he wrote about biblical morality titled, “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” A small portion of the book contained what critics called homophobic language. However, Cochran’s views were never expressed to employees nor did they color how Cochran interacted with and treated his employees.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed suspended Cochran last month. He was fired on Jan. 6 – the day he was supposed to return to work.
At a time that the world is reeling from one groups violently censoring another, we have to ask, are the politically correct now the thought police?
These and other questions will be discussed on Freedom’s Gate, live Wednesday at 6:30pm EST and then available on demand.
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