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USA Today Avoids Charlie Hebdo Muhammad Cartoons, But Allows Muslim Cleric to Pen This Op-Ed

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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:01 AM
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Wow.... just wow.

USA Today decided to print an op ed piece by a Muslim cleric defending the terrorists and blaming Charlie Hebdo and the French government for allowing the terrorist to be provoked.


“Contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands of Allah alone,” radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary wrote in the newspaper’s opinion section."


Really? That whole thing about Islam meaning peace is a misconception???


“In an increasingly unstable and insecure world, the potential consequences of insulting the Messenger Muhammad are known to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.”


^sounds like something The Godfather would have said.


"So why in this case did the French government allow the magazine Charlie Hebdo to continue to provoke Muslims, thereby placing the sanctity of its citizens at risk?"


Not sure what's more twisted. Saying the French government put it's citizens at risk, or USA Today giving this guy a forum to promote this view a day following the the terrorist attacks in Paris.

www.theblaze.com...

WTF?

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter:



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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:08 AM
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I think this is good honestly. The world needs to see this. It's crazy for the media to run articles about Islamic peace as they continue terror attacks. Far better for this to be shown. Until the day comes when Muslims stop such attacks, pretending Islam is peace is ridiculous.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:09 AM
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a reply to: Jamie1

Every religion has radical viewpoints in it but why does Islam have so many and so violent? Personally I woulg have liked to have seen USA Today run a selection of cartoons from Charlie Hebdo but then I never pick up their paper anyway.


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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:11 AM
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keep telling yourself Islam is not a problem people.
See how long it takes for that to bite you in the @ss. it's already happening.
I know how it sounds, but i'm going to say it:
If you don't like it, get out. go back home, go to a place where everyone respects your point of view.

what all these guys are saying basically is "Let me come to your country and impose a set of believes that has made my home country a sh!thole in the first place"



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:26 AM
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a reply to: Jamie1

This attack has already made people think think twice before offending Islam . But that is no reason to be giving advocates of murder a place to have their say . Why not some words from an outraged Muslim cleric .



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:29 AM
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originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
I think this is good honestly. The world needs to see this. It's crazy for the media to run articles about Islamic peace as they continue terror attacks. Far better for this to be shown. Until the day comes when Muslims stop such attacks, pretending Islam is peace is ridiculous.


Good point!

You're right. It would be better if every major media outlet would let them talk all day about how Islam does not mean peace, and how there will be "consequences" for infidels.

Still, it certainly makes USA Today look like they're scared. Reminded me of this:




posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:30 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

Because then all you are saying is Islam is peace, they just want to be cuddle bear friends.

It sounds nice, but I prefer the truth. Which is what we got.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:32 AM
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originally posted by: Jamie1

Still, it certainly makes USA Today look like they're scared. Reminded me of this:

Maybe that too is a good thing. Maybe we should be scared. Maybe that is what it takes to end the politically correct BS propaganda.

There is a war being fought, people need to realize that. Muslims who do not support this need to speak out, and then do more than simply speak out, they need to get their hands dirty and help the rest of us fight the war.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:41 AM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04




It sounds nice, but I prefer the truth. Which is what we got.


I get where you are coming from . Just don't know any-more , all of a sudden up is down and left is right . Perhaps all the hatred might one day collapse on itself .



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 02:46 AM
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a reply to: hutch622

It's a fact of life. There are people who hate you. They want you dead. You are better off understanding that than buying into PC propaganda.

Not all Muslims want to kill you. All Muslims need to do more to combat it.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 03:01 AM
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a reply to: Jamie1

first post i have been able to agree with you....apart from the great nature vid you put up......yep this is hypocrisy at its finest



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 03:31 AM
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a reply to: hoagy1199

Other religions have as much, if not more blood on their hands. All the Abrahamic religions were founded on terror, war. and genocide. So is it any wonder it is still their way?


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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 03:38 AM
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a reply to: Firefly_

What does anything done 800 years ago have to do with what happened yesterday? Nothing. If your argument is other religions are doing the same thing TODAY I would hear it, but I think you will find that hard to substantiate.


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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:03 AM
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originally posted by: Firefly_
a reply to: hoagy1199

Other religions have as much, if not more blood on their hands. All the Abrahamic religions were founded on terror, war. and genocide. So is it any wonder it is still their way?


Um... yeah it's a wonder why Islamic terrorist murder people over them doodling a cartoon.

We sort of learned not to hit each other over stupid sh!t in kindergarten. Why didn't anybody teach these people something so basic as, "no, it's NOT ok to kill your neighbor because he insults you,"?

Surely Mohammed didn't teach murder, right?



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:09 AM
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a reply to: Jamie1

Boycott that newspaper I would If I was in the USA.
Disgusting I agree.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 04:46 AM
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originally posted by: boymonkey74
a reply to: Jamie1

Boycott that newspaper I would If I was in the USA.
Disgusting I agree.


I am not sure, maybe USA Today ran this story on purpose. Maybe to underline the issue of Muslims in general, even their clerics justifying violence and murder. Who knows. Of course if they did it on purpose they couldn't have said anything about it because of political correctness and all, maybe they hoped people are gonna read it and form an opinion.

Then again, it's just a thought, maybe not



Furthermore i find it so strange that so few MSM are showing the public all of Charlie Hebdo works that involve the Pope, Jews, and everyone else. Everybody is concentrating on islam cartoons only and by doing that they are giving the apologist exactly what they want. 'A reason' 'A justifiable provocation' for these murders. Not smart and not cool at all.

Then again, we ALL must stay very vigilant in times like these. Maybe this is a divide and conquer technique on a global level. Stay safe everybody.



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 06:01 AM
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Guten Morgen- As-selamu Alaykum- So folks are getting bent over what a Cleric "said" in a main stream media rag? It is the MSM why would You even care? If every other thread points out the inadequacy of the MSM and how the MSM stirs the pot and drags up 'snip' then why go the MSM for Your "news"? They (MSM) are crap in one thread and then the next they are acknowledged ... well which is it?

We won't even discuss the point about getting inflamed over what someone said or printed. "Yes" everything You needed to know You learned in Kindergarten, "sticks and stones will break Your bones but not stupid stuff written in a paper"

So when the Muslim™ gets pissed over a cartoon is akin to Chris†ian getting upset over what a Muslim said...

Abraham must be proud...

Stay out of religion™ and don't read the MSM and enjoy the rest of Your day.. This is the final push for "Think Locally, Act Locally.."



posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 06:13 AM
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Their faith is going through a neo-medieval phase much like the christian's of the dark ages.
They do look a bit like ninjas, on tv anyway.
I think a bit of a new crusade should sort out these fashionistas


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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 06:28 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

USA Today did the world a favor by publishing the interview. Now people can't deny that Islamic extremism does indeed exist and it's dangerous. However, they failed in that they didn't publish some Charlie Hebdo Muhammad Cartoons along side of it to show exactly what the journalists were murdered for. If the cartoons were published along side the interview, it would have highlighted the ignorance of what was being spewed by the cleric .. defending the murdering of people who have a different opinion.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.


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posted on Jan, 8 2015 @ 06:28 AM
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People were killed over freedom of speech, USA Today runs this under the same rights.


People have issues only with one but not the other?

I think this speaks volumes.
Either these freedoms apply to everyone or no one.

Make up your minds peeps.




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