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Originally posted by sdocpublishing
Free speech. You can't condemn one speech while supporting another.
It is an all or nothing situation.
I am for all.
Originally posted by inforeal
What people in the west don’t realize is that Muslims, since the inception of these Islamic terrorist phenomena, have been condemning them, its just that the western press doesn’t publicize it as they should.
A prominent Islamic scholar will use a speech in London to issue a 600-page religious edict, denouncing terrorists and suicide bombers as "unbelievers".
Muhammad Tahir ul Qadri is a leading figure who has promoted peace and interfaith dialogue for 30 years.
He said he felt compelled to issue the fatwa because of concerns about the radicalisation of British Muslims at university campuses and because there had been a lack of condemnation of extremism by Muslim clerics and scholars.
the true meaning of my address, which in its totality was and is an invitation to frank and sincere dialogue, with great mutual respect," ...stressing that the text he had quoted in no way represented his personal views on the Muslim faith and the doctrine of jihad.
Originally posted by dontblink
reply to post by inforeal
I understand your point inforeal, but should we really give into this kind of bullying by fanatical Islam? This entire mess blew out of proportion when political satirists tried to express their right to free speech by depicting Mohammad in a satirical light. Immediately violence was threatened against the cartoonists and their nations... is that an example of skillfull means? They want their religion, their worldview and by extension their prophet above critique, to be the exception to the rule.
While I agree that "Draw Mohammad Day" is not a good idea in many ways, I respect the right of every man, woman and child to draw whomever and whatever they wish. We need to show that we will not be intimidated by a group who would use their supposed religious sensibilities as a smokescreen to carry out violent attacks that they would most likely carry out anyway. These zealots are nothing more than thugs who look for any excuse to lash out at anything or anyone that challenges the supreme authority of their religious doctrine and encourages freedom of thought and expression. We must rally to defend free speech, not bury our heads in the sand.
Originally posted by AshleyD
Forgive my ignorance- I haven't been keeping up with this. Does anyone know the purpose of retaliating by targeting the Jews and the Holocaust?
From my understanding, 'Draw Muhammad Day' was not started by Jews or Christians or any other religious group. It was started by atheists.
So why go after Jews in such a heinous way? And yeah, that is not what I would refer to as a 'tit for tat.'
Originally posted by Wertdagf
reply to post by fizzy1
so your comparing those of the muslim religion as street thugs? I guess i can see your point... but you cant really prove it because they use those burqas to hide bruises on their wives.
Maybe they should have just picked one figure to mock..... i mean if it was about drawing mohammed raping his 9 yearold slave wife then that would seem maybe requiring a bigger response.