DHS lists them as a terror group that we are currently at war with?
All these semantics over terror is besides the point. FYI, the Congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists, which was passed on September 14, 2001, doesn't mention Al Qaeda by name.
The U.S. has arguably the strongest free speech and religious rights of nation in the world. Groups like the KKK, the Neo-Nazis and Al Qaeda aren't allowed to hold rallies in most European nations because they have strict hate speech laws. For example, British historian David Irving was convicted and sentenced to five years in an Austrian prison for the crime of Holocaust denial. However, even our 1st
Amendment has limits. You can't yell "fire" in a crowded theatre, you can threaten to kill the President, you can't incite riots, you can't encourage insurrection against the government, etc. So here's my question for you: If an American citizen who is a member of Al Qaeda wants to hold a rally to peacefully promote radical 7th
Century Islam without encouraging violence or insurrection against the U.S. or its citizens, should he be granted a permit?