reply to post by FlyersFan
I'm glad that you have the right to do so. If the internet were ruled by fundamentalist muslims and/or sharia law .. you wouldn't have a right
to your opinion. So enjoy having that right while you can. The previous (muslim) poster admits that he would take away your right to express your
opinion and apologists back him up. So cherish that right .. while you can.
What do you mean by 'while you can'?
Even while we all agree that what's happening right now is alarming and wrong - it's also obvious that there is a movement in the west dedicated to
turning up the heat on this entire situation
Fear mongering - and it's not subtle. That entire statement you just made is something of a rallying cry...a call to arms
So, noble as the entire defense of freedom of speech might be - it's being sullied by these obvious attempts to demonize an entire people and start up
the drums of war. At a certain point even reasonable people will begin to say we have no choice - but we would have had a choice if situations like
these didn't keep 'erupting'
Tell me FlyersFan - do you honestly believe the entire Muslim world is represented by these attacks? The people behind them are doing as much damage
to the credibility and respectability of the rest of Islam as the instigators out of the West are doing for the West. It's going to be all the
moderates who pay the price
Doesn't real freedom come with a need for responsibility and restraint? Or are our greatest gifts - liberty and justice for all - just words? Are
those concepts being used as an excuse for a tit-for-tat, nyah-nyah-nyah response to the entire world around us? Are we really saying that we will do
what we want wherever we want, however we want - damn the consequences?
You do make a distinction when you use the word Fundamentalist - so I'm guessing you don't see all Muslims as being the same. And that's reasonable
I'm sure you'll see this as something of a criticism or an attack - but it's neither. It's just that what you just said is what so many reasonable
people say - and then things get stepped up just a little more
The stability of the world is being threatened not just by Fundamentalist Islam - but by Fundamentalism - period
And all of us will pay the price of a war with no end in sight
If we were to seriously discuss the problems we're facing and be honest about the whole thing we'd understand that this is not going to get better as
long as we pretend that this is just a 1st amendment issue and nothing more
There are people on both sides that want this to happen - and they know what they're doing
edit on 9/16/2012 by Spiramirabilis because: (no