posted on Feb, 6 2006 @ 01:39 PM
There is no freedom not to be insulted, your freedom is that you can leave or simply not look at insulting material. You have a choice whether or not
to view it, that’s the freedom.
But the real issue here is do they (the Muslim protesters) have the right to demand people who are not bound by Islamic law or religion to stop doing
things that violate it. After all, I cannot be arrested in America for something that’s only against the law in France.
Why are things done by other people not bound by the same rules so offensive to Muslims? You do not see non Muslims rioting in the streets in protest
of some cultural or religious infraction that Muslims do.
Female genital mutilation is highly offensive to me, but a common practice in Islam. I have yet to riot in protest however. Why have I not protested
this heinous religious practice? Because it’s not my faith that’s doing it and it’s a different culture with different values, I have no right
to push my beliefs on theirs.
But for some reason non Muslims all but bend over backwards to accommodate Islamic practices and culture, but you almost never hear about Islam
accommodating other faiths. You aren’t even allowed to own a Bible in Saudi Arabia, but try to ban the Quran in any other country in the world. Go
ahead and try it.
Islam suffers from a dire infection of intolerance, is a trait of the religion clearly documented in the Quran itself. And it becomes a problem when
this intolerance infringes on others rights. Violence will result.
I don’t hate Muslims, I hate intolerant radical Muslims that want to kill me because of what I believe. No Muslim will ever be my friend, so long
as he or she does not respect my beliefs and culture. If you feel that logic is hateful, maybe your tolerance needs some adjustment as well…