"I'm not gonna put my wife in a hijab. And I'm not gonna put my daughter in a burqa. And I'm not getting' on my all-fours and braying to Mecca. And you could drop dead if you don't like it. You can shove it up your pipe. I don't wanna hear any more about Islam. I don't wanna hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. I'm sick of you."
The above statement is one that the Council on American-Islamic Relations allegedly used to draw fundraising support for their cause. Savage and his team state that this is the sentiment of the majority of the American people in regards to the like of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his ilk and that was the context in which it was stated.
The lawsuit states: "CAIR attempted to silence Michael Savage by stealing his work, misrepresenting it and then seeking to have advertisers drop his show. This is a violation of Michael Savage’s rights to speech and to his religious beliefs," the action said.
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-Do you think this is a violation of Savage's speech and his religous beliefs?
-What do you think of using someone's words the opposite of how they meant them to profit from them?
-Do you have a high esteem for Savage?
-Do you think CAIR is in the wrong and should cease using his quotes (in or out of context)?
-Does this lawsuit have any bearing on the future of American interpretation of law regarding our freedoms of speech and religion?
-Do you think that Savage represents the majority when it comes to his stated sentiment in the quote above (in context)?