An overflow crowd in Manchester, Tenn., packed into the Manchester-Coffee County Conference Center this evening for an event sponsored by the American Muslim Advisory Council of Tennessee. The event, “Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society,” was organized “to increase awareness and understanding that American Muslims are not the terrorists some have made them out to be in social media and other circles.” However, it was attended by free-speech protesters concerned that the Justice Department was threatening a crackdown on “inflammatory” social media postings.

Federal prosecutor Bill Killian told local media the meeting would serve as “an educational effort with civil rights laws as they play into freedom of religion and exercising freedom of religion” and to “inform the public what federal laws are in effect and what the consequences are.” Many attendees called it creeping Sharia.

Really? No one would be prosecuted for protesting? It’s amazing and frightening that would even be suggested.