TN Considers Bill to Ban Non-Existent ‘No-Go’ Zones

From the same people who brought you laws to ban the non-existent threat of Sharia law being enforced in the United States, we now have a bill by a Tennessee legislator that would ban “no-go zones” in that state. Because Tennessee is just teeming with reactionary Muslims beheading Christians, dontchaknow.

There’s no mention of Islam or Muslims in a new state proposal that would allow the Tennessee Attorney General to break up “no-go zones.”

But the charged connotations, and misinformation, associated with that phrase has a local Muslim advocacy group afraid the proposal could incite more anti-Muslim sentiment in Tennessee…

Galloway is referencing one of the bill’s sponsors, Rep. Susan Lynn. The Mt. Juliet Republican proposes defining the concept of a “no-go zone” as “a contiguous geographical area consisting of public space or privately owned public space where community organizing efforts systematically intimidate or exclude the general public or public workers from entering or being present within the area.”

Lynn said Galloway’s statements are inaccurate. She argues her bill doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with Muslims. She said banning such zones will combat systemic problems and protect commerce.

“You might find it with gang activity, you might find it with organized crime, and of course we have heard that there were some places where it is happening with certain religious groups,” Lynn said.

Oh well, if you’re “heard” that, it must be true and it must be a serious problem in Tennessee that must be addressed. Seriously, can we please stop electing stupid people to office? Pretty please?

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  • U Frood

    Is this an end to gated communities?

    I remember back in High School the annoying hassle of having to get permission every day I wanted to get in to a gated community to see my girlfriend.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    Don’t be silly, U Frood.

    Only Muslim gated communities would be affected by this law.

    I admire the way they threw in the intimidation of “community organizing” bit.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Good. Once they are broken up, those areas will hopefully become no-no-go zones. Contrast those with Obama’s Go-Zones, AKA FEMA camps…

  • Saad

    Sure, Sharia law shouldn’t be allowed in the U.S. And neither should Christian law.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    U Frood “I remember back in High School the annoying hassle of having to get permission every day I wanted to get in to a gated community to see my girlfriend.”

    Me too. Plus, the guard always found the file I hid in the cake I brought.

  • Deacon Duncan

    Does sound like the kind of prohibition that would most commonly apply to Christian neighborhoods in TN.

  • John Pieret

    we have heard that there were some places where it is happening with certain religious groups

    One could easily make the the case that all of Tennessee is a contiguous geographical area consisting of public space or privately owned public space where community organizing efforts of conservative Christians systematically intimidate or exclude gays and atheists and other members of the general public. Maybe the law should be used to break up that “no-go zone.”

  • shadowwalkyr

    Don’t be ridiculous. Electing stupid people to office creates a lot of jobs, and is therefore good for the economy.

    Heck, half of the marketing industry is just dedicated to making these people sound smarter than lobotomized rocks.

  • D. C. Sessions

    This makes perfect sense. Without a law like this, there would be no recourse for the general public and law enforcement who are threatened with violence to keep them out of areas.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Does sound like the kind of prohibition that would most commonly apply to Christian neighborhoods in TN.

    Well, I suppose you could read it that way, but I seriously doubt that that’s the intent or the way it would be applied.

  • http://www.durrantpublishing.co.uk Paul Durrant

    It sounds like a good idea to me. Tear down those gates on the gated communities!

    (That it would backfire on the sponsors horribly seems certain, doesn’t it? They write it in such general terms, and don’t realise that it applies to their own neighbourhoods.)

  • Nemo

    What a wonderful use of legislative time. Tennessee must be a virtual paradise if this is their most pressing issue.

  • dugglebogey

    I eat in a restaurant that is across the street from what I think is the largest mosque in the state of Tennessee. You wouldn’t really know the mosque is there, it doesn’t have any big signs or anything. I believe this is to discourage possible vandals. The area has the highest concentration of muslim people in the state. You would have no idea unless you lived there or knew someone who did.

    Muslim people have to hide in Tennessee. Does that sound like a No-Go Zone?

  • raven

    I”m sure everyone has their list of No-Go zones.

    1. Xian churches. I wouldn’t want to go into a fundie xian church and wouldn’t be too eager to go into any other kind of church either.

    2. The state of Tennessee.

    Fundie xians have their own No-Go zones.

    1. The truth.

    2. Libraries, museums, schools, and any website that might provide factual information about science or the world.

    3. Realityland.

  • matty1

    I think you did a post about a town, not in Tennesse, where Orthodox Jews were intimidating women who failed to act as they wanted. Is that the kind of thing?

  • raven

    we have heard that there were some places where it is happening with certain religious groups,” Lynn said.

    How stupid is this elected official, Susan Lynn.

    1. She heard. Well, so what. Anyone can and should check out what they “heard”. Hasn’t she heard of Google? I’ve heard that Susan Lynn is dumb and can’t operate an internet connection device.

    2. This is BTW, a very poorly written bill. There is no mechanism for deciding what is a No Go zone. And no mechanism for eliminating said No Go zones.

    It’s just basically an expression of hate. Atheists and Moslems are the new gays.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Has Susan Lynn just launched the process of overturning laws against trespass in Tennessee?

  • caseloweraz

    If this passes, can a “no go-go zones” bill be far behind?

    Of course, these days such a bill would only affect the videos of old rock groups shown on YouTube…

  • sinned34

    So this law would prevent something like the Bundy Ranch standoff from ever happen in Tennessee, then? Because I heard “community organizers” were intimidating and excluding public workers and members of the general public in the area at the time.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    @ Paul Durrant 11,

    Just like Louisiana state rep. who was horrified when the law they passed to throw money at unaccountable Christian schools was used by one-a-them Muslim schools.

    “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down those gated walls.”

  • Chiroptera

    …as “a contiguous geographical area consisting of public space or privately owned public space where community organizing efforts systematically intimidate or exclude the general public or public workers from entering or being present within the area.”

    Huh. I would have thought this would already be against the law (perhaps against several different laws spread out through the legal code) and that as the chief law enforcement officer, the attorney general would already have some powers relatiing to this.

  • colnago80

    Re matty1 @ #15

    That was in New York City.

  • Taz

    “You might find it with gang activity, you might find it with organized crime…

    Thank god someone is finally doing something to make organized crime illegal.

  • thebookofdave

    Christians systematically intimidate or exclude gays and atheists and other members of the general public. Maybe the law should be used to break up that “no-go zone.”

    Well, John Pieret, when you become Tennessee Attorney General, you’ll have free rein to misuse the law in your mass campaign to persecute Christians for their sincerely held beliefs. Until then, it will be used to protect Real ‘Mercans.

  • John Pieret

    thebookofdave:

    You know, I always did want to play Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar