Originally posted by Hyperiums
reply to post by operation mindcrime
those guys, as ignorant as they are, are not part of a known terrorist group. What they are doing is free speech (as stupid as it is)
The people that hold the al-qeada flag are openly supporting a terrorist group that has been tied to numerous deadly bombings around the world, in
many countrys both EU, Americas, Pacific, Asia, Africa.
Trying to pit the two in the same group is redonculous and should not even be attempted.
Once again we have the belief that free speech is only for a few, the ones you agree with.
It's a fact of life that if you want to live in a free society where all opinions can be expressed you cannot pick and choose who has the right to
speak. Why do you get more rights than someone else? Tell me, if you think that there are some people who shouldn't have the same freedom of opinion
and speech as you, where do you draw the line?
Are you okay with whatever path you support leading to gay people not being allowed to fly the rainbow flag? How about Christians not being allowed to
wear a crucifix? Should bumper stickers be banned too, depending on the political opinion?
Once you start selectively silencing a group of people you personally do not agree with you end up on a very slippery slope into a dictatorship.
Do you think you are the only one who saw those flags? Do you think you have more information than intel services? I can guarantee you that every one
of those people are being identified and assessed behind the scenes, and their level of fanaticism is being decided. This will then lead to monitoring
of all those deemed to be a threat.
That is how it should be. If people are deemed to be a potential threat they should be monitored, and when they are proven to be a threat they are
Nothing has even happened in any of our countries yet as a result of this, and already there are people willing to hand over more of their freedoms
for perceived security. Your governments have all the tools they need already. They have stripped away enough of the rights of the citizen to do their
If they fail to prevent an attack on their soil there should be no questions about handing them more of your freedoms or changing your society, it's
their failure to do their job.
Also, can we stop referring to this as a "riot"? It's wasn't a riot, it was a protest, it turned into scuffles and things were thrown, gas used,
the crowd broke up. If you want to see what a real riot is look back to August 2011 in London - THAT was a riot.