posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 11:17 PM
Originally posted by SGTSECRET
Originally posted by AJ1123TKE
I seriously don't understand what joy a publication get's out of publishing stuff like this especially with the current ME situation over the
Like are they TRYING to insight outrage and riots and people getting killed?
didn't the media learn its lesson after South Park made fun of Mohammed and someone nearly bombed Comedy Central HQ in times square with a failed
That said, the conspiracy theorist inside of me says this all smells AWFULLY fished and orchestrated to me... and wouldn't be surprised if this was
part of a larger scale "planned" event.
Nothing should be 'off limits' to talk about, draw about, or think about. This is one of the many problems I have with religion. The entire 'my
prophet and beliefs are more right than yours' has caused so much death and suffering in the world it's ridiculous.
So it causes outrage and and riots, that is no fault of the person/group who is sharing an idea. Whether it is supposed to be comedic or serious,
bottom line is 'so what.'
You mention the South Park situation and all I can do is roll my eyes, not really at you, but about how it all played out. What do you mean people
can't animate/draw/mention a certain prophet, no matter which one it is?
It's mind baffling to me that anyone would have these beliefs. So this prophet, in his almighty wisdom and greatness at one point said 'DON'T MAKE
CARTOONS OR ANYTHING ABOUT ME OR ELSE," right...seems legit.
I understand what you're arguing, and i certainly don't disagree with you. But why is it MORALLY ok for anyone have the ill-heartedness to prove
their "i have free speech and you don't" point when the target of the jab will almost certainly displace their aggression in the form of innocent
Again I agree with you, about the religious extremists taking it too far and are entirely too on edge and defensive in their beliefs (yes, they need
to learn how to take a joke), but that doesn't OK blatant instigation in very very uncertain times.
Let's not forget what HAS happened as a result of similar instances (and these are just a few relevant incidents)...
2004: The silencing of Theo van Gogh
2005: Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy
The Dutch filmmaker believed that insulting people was his right as a free citizen. The Muslim fanatic who slaughtered him didn't agree.
Muslims protested across the Islamic world, some of which escalated into violence with instances of police firing on crowds of protestors
resulting in a total of more than 100 reported deaths including the bombing of the Danish embassy in Pakistan and setting fire to the Danish Embassies
in Syria, Lebanon and Iran, storming European buildings, and burning the Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, French and German flags in Gaza City
..and the aforementioned ...
Square car bomb: police investigate South Park link
Last month postings on an Islamic website warned the creators of South Park - Matt Stone and Trey Parker - that they could face violent reprisals
after an episode of the show featured Mohammed in a bear suit. A posting on the website of a US-based group called Revolution Muslim warned Stone and
Parker that they would “probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh”, the Dutch film-maker who was murdered in 2004 by a Muslim angered by his film about
...or this little film last week (no citation required for that one, obviously)
I'm not questioning free speech. Hell, i think the South Park episode was hilarious, and i think the film is nothing anyone should get worked up
over. But the fact is, people DO get VERY worked up over this stuff, and to throw gas on that fire is in my opinion, morally eff'd up.
Mark my word, this cartoon release will end up leaving people DEAD.