posted on Oct, 5 2013 @ 03:26 PM
reply to post by buster2010
That is the same thing I was thinking when I read Antar post, most people in the middle east of male gender do share the same name as their
Idol, but as usual some wants to be so politically correct that they forgot we are in America and we are protected to say and express what we
want, thanks to our rights, something that people from other countries that do not have those rights can not understand.
Freedom of speech is just that, freedom of speech. I did not say he was unable to say whatever thing he wanted. Apparently you misread that.
However, and we must remember that this has already been addressed and resolved between Antar and I, so this is strictly between you and I....if
someone were to say something along those lines for the sake of being ingorant and arrogant (Antar brought me up to speed that he was being sarcastic.
Point taken.) that individual has every right to look as idiotic and stupid as they feel fit. That is what our Freedom of Speech grants us.
I also have the freedom of speech. And it comes into play in pointing out that whether they are "our enemies" or not, what that person said (Not
Antar, as he/they and I have already discussed and settled this) shows a lack of empathy, understanding, and general cruelty. I am not being PC by
saying that. I personally do not agree with much of what Islam has to say. I know this from conversations I have had with an Islamic friend. We
discussed it openly, respectfully, and with the intent on understanding. He is a good person, whether I agree with his religious beliefs or not. If
I were to make a comment to someone regarding the comment of "Mohammeds in the desert", it would be because of their lack of understanding a
culture, lack of understanding that not every one of those people is "evil" as we have been spoonfed. That understanding can help us end wars. End
So as far as I am concerned, you can feel free to take your pro-american BS and flush it, as nothing I said was anti-american. It was pro-people. It
was for understanding, and promoting understanding of all people. It had nothing to do with "wanting to be PC", it had everything to do with
attempting to promote understanding in that one day we might have peace because of it. And in that, you have to start with a measure of respect.
So, say what you will, think what you will. I'll continue to do the same