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Originally posted by dr_strangecraft
Suppose all the European newspapers fired their editiors and did exactly what they were ordered to by mullahs on the other side of the planet.
Originally posted by Deep_Blue
Muslims only Asked for apology
and to stop publishing the pictures
Originally posted by makeitso
The editor of Shihan newspaper was sacked immediately, and the copies were withdrawn from the market:
And the Danish newspaper pulled the cartoons, and appologized also.
Also check this:
Jordan king condemns Prophet Muhammad caricatures quote:
King Abdullah II of Jordan condemned the cartoons in comments published Friday by Petra. ' Equally, whilst we respect and revere freedom of speech, we condemn needless desecration and injury of Islamic sensibilities, such as the recent cartoons misrepresenting and vilifying my ancestor the Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him)
And the Danish government condemned and appolgized for the cartoons.
So what is your point? I called you on your soliloquy condeming europeans, while you blindly ignore the fact that Jordan published them to. Are you now going to boycott Jordan or not? Both did the same thing.
But the propblem is that other European countries are competing each other in showing the pics. Thats why the problem is not over yet.
The International Association of Muslim Scholars has called for an "international day of anger" about the cartoons. The Scholar calling for this is Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi. If you look up Qaradawi's pronouncements, you find that he sympathises with the judicial killing of homosexuals, and wants the rejection of dialogue with Jews in favour of "the sword and the rifle". He is very keen on suicide bombing, especially if the people who blow themselves up are children - "we have the children bomb" Reference
The caricature that has sparked the loudest outcry depicts Muhammad wearing a turban shaped like a bomb. Muhammad al-Hamadi, writing in the United Arab Emirates' Al-Ittihad, argued that the perception of a link between Islam and terrorism is not merely a figment of European cartoonists' imaginations:
"The world has come to believe that Islam is what is practiced by Bin Laden, Zawahiri, Zarqawi, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Salafis, and others who have presented a distorted image of Islam. We must be honest with ourselves and admit that we are the reason for these drawings. Any harm to the Prophet or Islam is a result of Muslims who have come to reflect the worst image of Islam and certain Arabs who have not conveyed faithfully the life and biography of the Prophet."
Originally posted by Deep_Blue
All parties has to be treated equally and must be given equal rights of freespeech.
So either you allow offending every one or just prohibit offending them all.
when it comes to free speech it's all or nothing: we either have it or we don't. And if we were to have free speech for one writer but not for another, then we wouldn't have free speech at all.
Exactly that is what I am talking about
Do the governments in the European countries have selective memory regarding the laws that they have?
The evidence is overwhelming that European governments have selective memories and double standards about what is freespeech and what is not.
[edit on 3-2-2006 by Deep_Blue]