Sharpton Slams Geller’s Group: What About Muslims in the Military Defending Your Speech?

Al Sharpton tonight weighed in on the debate over the “Draw Mohammed” contest and free speech, mostly calling for religious and cultural “respect” for people’s differences.

He clarified that there’s never an excuse for violence and the group run by Pamela Geller absolutely “had the right to do so,” but argued “just because you have the right to do something doesn’t mean you should.”

“There are about 3400 Muslims on active duty in the United States military,” he said, “risking their lives to defend our rights, including our right to free speech. We shouldn’t let that free speech turn into hate speech.”

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

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