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Originally posted by marg6043
I really don't know Crakeur, when I believe in something I am somewhat always right call it extensive research and deep intuition, base on my perceptions,
"At the same time we need to reach a balance between freedom of expression and to maintain respect for other peoples' beliefs."
When asked whether he thought the US should change its laws governing freedom of speech laws, he replied: "I think we need to work out something around this because we cannot wait and see this happen again."
"This is a small number of people doing irresponsible work and everybody's paying the price."
The link between the US and Egypt was, he said, "a relationship that we need to make stronger based on mutual interests and respect for sovereignty".
Egypt PM urges US to end 'insults'
reply to post by Crakeur
Another oddity - now that the story has changed, and we are told that this guy is a coptic, and he's linked to egypt, why aren't there attacks against coptics and egyptian interests?
Where are the calls to not insult other religions, say like Christians or Jews?
Originally posted by Crakeur
reply to post by hangedman13
the video was shown on egyptian television I think.
I didn't see that they were going after the coptics. Odd that it doesn't make the news.
Also, where's the usual jihad on the filmmaker? Salmon Rushdie writes a book and they call for his head. This guy has, apparently, done far worse and, yet, he's not afraid to go out at night?
i love my country and have never felt offended in all my life for getting arrested for just displaying the national flag.
The muslim world doesn't remotely grasp our freedom of speech. The general thought is that if this (the film) is on youtube, then the government or someone in power must have approved or sanctioned it. That's what has to happen in their country. They don't have anything close to a concept of freedom of speech like the US does.
Originally posted by Astyanax
You are absolutely right. And it isn't just the Muslim world, either. It's most of the world.
All the countries where democracy hasn't visited or hasn't taken hold – including my own country in South Asia, where Muslims are an increasingly threatened minority – are just the same. The majority of the populace in these countries think the governments and laws in places like Europe and America are just like their own. And when they're given democracy and freedom they have no idea what to do with it; most of the time they just end up giving it back.
They don't know any better, but it's hard not to get angry and frustrated sometimes. Especially when you yourself are the citizen of a country like this, but are fortunate enough to have learnt better. You want to share your understanding with your fellow-countrymen, but most of them are just not capable of understanding. Neither, I'm sorry to say, do they want to. It's far easier, and apparently far more satisfying, to be blind, angry and stupid. Weird but true.
Originally posted by Zatox
reply to post by benrl
Your "freedom of speech" ? You people are making our prophet into a joke.. This is unacceptable.. very disrespectful at the same time. We are a religion of peace, get out of your cave and look at the bigger picture, the way your seeing things isn't helping you or your future at all.