Judge in Zombie Muhammad Case Reprimanded

Bob Unruh, World Net Daily, July 28, 2012

A judge in Pennsylvania who dismissed charges against a fellow Muslim who was accused of attacking an atheist parading as a zombie Muhammad has been rebuked by state judicial officials.

The state Judicial Conduct Board action concerned Magisterial Judge Mark Martin, of Cumberland County, who was involved in the case that developed last winter when American Atheists’ Pennsylvania State Director Ernest Perce V was marching in a parade, and allegedly was attacked.

A Muslim man, Talaag Elbayomy, was accused of storming out of the crowd and assaulting Perce, grabbing a sign around his neck and pulling until the strings choked him.

Perce had attired himself as a “zombie Muhammad” for the event, which enraged Elbayomy.

But then Martin, a Muslim judge, scolded Perce for offending Islam at an Oct. 11, 2011, parade in Mechanicsburg, Pa., called him a “doofus” and accused him of “using the First Amendment” to enrage Muslims. The judge then dismissed charges filed by police against the Muslim defendant.

It was Martin who brought a Quran to court and told the alleged victim, “I think you misinterpreted a couple of things. So before you start mocking somebody else’s religion, you might want to find out a little more about it. It kind of makes you look like a doofus.”

The judge added, “I think our forefathers intended to use the First Amendment so we can speak with our mind, not to p—off other people and cultures—which is what you did.”

Elbayomy—who said he believed it was illegal to mock Muhammad—was charged with harassment. {snip}

A complaint was filed with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Judicial Conduct Board by John P. McTernan, a pro-life activist and founder of Defend and Proclaim the Faith Ministry.

He told WND he got a response from Joseph A. Massa Jr., the chief counsel for the state board.

The letter said, “The board recently concluded its investigation regarding the complaint you filed against Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin, Cumberland County. The board voted to issue a letter of caution to Judge Martin as a private rebuke of his behavior and, thereafter, to close the case.


The following is a dark and distorted video posted of the alleged attack:


The audio of the judge lecturing Curtis for insulting Muhammad (starting at 28:30) is available here:

The judge said, “In many other Muslim-speaking countries, err, excuse me, many Arabic-speaking countries, predominantly Muslim, something like this is definitely against the law there, in their society. In fact, it could be punished by death, and frequently is, in their society.”

He also said, “What you’ve done is, you’ve completely trashed their essence, their being. They find it very, very, very offensive. I’m a Muslim. I find it offensive. I find what’s on the other side of this [sign] very offensive. (Editor’s note: Reverse of sign said, “Only Muhammad can rape America!) But you have that right, but you are way outside your bounds of First Amendment rights.”


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  • Church_of_Jed

    As we become more Diverse, we will find that those whom we look to for reprimanding Diversity loving judges will be Diversity.

    White Humanity has a long way to go in adjusting to the coming Total Diversity Rule.  We need to do some soul searching…

  • IstvanIN

    So this is the new Amerika, “enrage” a Muslim with an opinion he doesn’t like, who then attacks you and chokes you.  The police file charges which are dismissed by a Muslim judge, who calls the victim a doofus.  The attacker gets away with his violent assault.  The judge is called a naughty boy and that is the end of that.  Ain’t multi-cultural society grand!

  • seymoore

    I wish Amren were a bit more careful which articles they post: http://reason.com/archives/2012/03/03/islam-free-speech-and-democracy

  • Of course anyone that warns about creeping Sharia or what will muslims do once they start getting into positions of power is “fearmongering”.

    • The__Bobster

      And have Juan MexCain and his fellow Democrats breathing down his neck. Just ask Michelle Bachmann.

  • In my world it is impossible to find a good reason to flood a majority Christian nation with muslims. Is there some great magic these people possess that we desperately need? Gee, just pronouncing this is madness doesn’t seem to be enough. I’ll settle on this is treason and genocide.

    • tickyul

      Trojan Horse……they mainly vote for Demorats.

    • It’s real simple. They represent “diveristy” and they are violent. That’s why they are being allowed into this country.

  • Sloppo

    The way this system works rewards the most hypersensitive and violent racial/cultural groups and punishes good people because the offensiveness of an action is measured by the anger of the complaining group.  The group which complains about everything including imagined offenses gets special legal protections while the people who mind their own business are marginalized, victimized, and disenfranchised.  

  • CuriousQuisling

    The atheist guy was rude and obnoxious. BUT we have a right to be rude and obnoxious in this country. The judge was wrong and should get in trouble for his biased decision.

    • Sloppo

      He should be a judge in Saudi Arabia, not here.

  • Miiclow

    That was my first thought too Tim, how did this guy become a judge, an how has he not been disbarred for such a biased ruling.  Isn’t that the whole duty of a judge, to apply the law to specific situations and explain their decisions.
    If Obama gets a second term, look for this guy to be nominated for the SCOTUS.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Sharia is a Near Eastern political system and remains unsuitable for White Humanity, and that’s why it’s being put on us.

    Progress is whatever hurts Whitey.

  • Church_of_Jed

    The very White Ted Kennedy knew what was best for us, so he swamped America with non Whites, but none of the Kennedys have yet married one of the Diversity. Whazzup wid dat?

  • vladdy1

    Judge so dumb he tells someone he has the right and that he doesn’t have the right in the same sentence. And the reply from the authorities is sickening. I try to educate as many people as I can about this totalitarian ideology masquerading as a religion, but I wish more people knew the depth of their evil. 

  • how the hell did this  POS  get a JudgeShip??