posted on Nov, 2 2006 @ 03:09 AM
Getting back to what the cleric said, I believe in free speech, anyone in a free society are at liberty to say what they like. But were now becoming a
society where speech and thought control are being used to control same. The cleric said things that may be offensive to some but not all. He did not
incite rape, he did not tell anyone to commit rape, and as far as we know his words will have no effect until proof, real proof says otherwise.
Would we rather this man say/preached what he likes behind closed doors in secret meetings or would we rather hear his views so we can challenge them,
I would prefer the latter. There are those would would wish to stifle personal speech and thought but is that right, is that not the slippery slope.
Who decides what can and cannot be said or thought and where do you draw the line. You can argue that if you make laws to control these kind of views
it will stop them, well no it does not, laws are made to be broken, otherwise there would be no need to have them, there there to control people and
Again there are those who assimilate freedom of speech with support of this mans words, well members of my family fought the Nazis so I and others
could live in a society where one can speak out without fear of reprisal. There seems to be a view that some can say what they like but deny that
right to others.
In the Western World at the moment there is wholesale Muslim bashing, not a day passes where their being accused of something. This hatred is being
whipped up by the Media and backed by Goverments, Why, what is the reason behind all this. Here in the Uk we have race laws preventing racism yet
Muslims are being targeted again why. Put yourself in their position, how would you feel if you were being attacked on a daily basis, well the norm is
you fight back and that is what some Muslims are doing, they see a daily assult on their way of life, their religion etc. And in the ME Muslim men,
women and children are being killed, tortured and raped.
One has to see these event from a Global point of view and not look at the individual events. Since 9/11 Bush and Blair have been pushing this agenda
against the Muslim people. If any other group of people were targeted in this way what do you think would happen, well people fight back by using
whatever means, I dont neccesarily agree with those actions but I agree people have a right to defend themselves. This cleric's words are not an
isolated insident but part of the ongoing struggle between a clash of ideals and beliefs and is one in which the perpatrators have been engaged in for