posted on Jun, 25 2014 @ 07:35 AM
For the most part the title of this thread came from the following source;
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
From the source;
Sydney-based Muslim speaker Uthman Badar, from Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir, was to give the speech, titled 'Honour Killings Are Morally Justified'
at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in August.
I would encourage all to read the source material first before commenting.
Firstly, it's obviously important to point out that this discussion has been cancelled as a direct result of public complaint and fair enough too.
Clearly this is an inflammatory title for a point of discussion and that's my point as I will make shortly.
As readers of the source would be aware the principal speaker has claimed, and I quote;
"What's interesting is that I'm being attacked left, right and centre without having opened my mouth yet."
Admittedly and with fairness I should also note this following quote;
His tweeted response to one critic who wrote "Anyone who condones or justifies the murder of defenceless women is a gutless creep", was: "I'm with
you on that. Calm down."
On face value I have no doubt that some will take these comments as entirely reasonable and indicative of someone with a sense of moral sensibility.
That would be an error of judgement from my point of view.
For me, any individual(s) with a deep understanding of the culture within which they live would surely realise that any discussion, yeah or nea,
relating to this matter would be abhorrent to their very own "multi-cultural" communities. There is no discussion to be hand here, it's just plain
In quoting the speaker one last time;
"I anticipated that secular liberal Islamophobes would come out of every dark corner, foaming at the mouth, furious at why a Muslim 'extremist',
from Hizb ut-Tahrir no less, was being allowed a platform at the Sydney Opera House to speak," he wrote in a Facebook post.
Does the proposition of this proposed discussion and the above anticipated acknowledgement underline a fundamental clash of civilisations that are
diametrically opposed, personally I believe so. There is no doubt that's it's inevitable for the speaker to claim that his deriders are
"Islamophobes", easy call really for his part.
What say you ATS ?