Islam: The Free speech asterisk

by Infidelesto on March 15, 2008 · View Comments

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Isn’t anyone ever going to ask the question:

  • Why does slam have such a bad image?

Maybe there actually is something to this phenomenon that world leaders refuse to examine called Islam.  If you say “Islam is a religion of peace” enough times, the world will eventually believe it and that’s what Islam’s political arm has done throughout the world.  Even in America, the political arm of Islam is a well oiled propaganda machine.

  • They will never admit what’s clearly stated in the Koran.
  • They’ll never admit what’s clear about the atrocities Mohammed committed.
  • They’ll never admit that the ultimate goal is a world-wide Islamic caliphate ruled by Islamic law.
  • They’ll never admit that Islam is anti-freedom.
  • They’ll never admit to stoning gays, adulterers and apostates.
  • They’ll never admit to treating women like pieces of property.

Oh wait, they actually HAVE admitted these things, but they think we don’t take them seriously.  Somehow, this must be  religion of peace.  There’s no possibility this religion could actually be rooted in EVIL?

Now Islamic leaders around the world are creating a way to use international courts to sue anyone who criticizes Islam.

I guess free speech only applies when you’re not talking about Islam.

DAKAR, Senegal - The Muslim world has created a battle plan to defend its religion from political cartoonists and bigots.

Concerned about what they see as a rise in the defamation of Islam, leaders of the world’s Muslim nations are considering taking legal action against those that slight their religion or its sacred symbols. It was a key issue during a two-day summit that ended Friday in this western Africa capital.

The Muslim leaders are attempting to demand redress from nations like Denmark, which allowed the publication of cartoons portraying the Prophet Muhammad in 2006 and again last month, to the fury of the Muslim world.

Though the legal measures being considered have not been spelled out, the idea pits many Muslims against principles of freedom of speech enshrined in the constitutions of numerous Western governments.

I don’t think freedom of expression should mean freedom from blasphemy,” said Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade, the chairman of the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference. “There can be no freedom without limits.

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A new charter drafted by the OIC commits the Muslim body “to protect and defend the true image of Islam” and “to combat the defamation of Islam.”

To protect the faith, Muslim nations have created an “observatory” that meets regularly to monitor Islamophobia. It examines lectures and workshops taking place around the world and prints a monthly record of offensive content.

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  • http://alwaysonwatch2.blogspot.com/ Always On Watch

    “Now Islamic leaders around the world are creating a way to use international courts to sue anyone who criticizes Islam.

    “I guess free speech only applies when you’re not talking about Islam.”

    That’s the plan. Muslims can’t stand being challenged with facts in a reasoned debate, so now they’re resorting to litigation-ifada.

  • http://www.zhann.com zhann

    Muslim’s are an incredibly intolerant religion. In all honesty, we should be thankful that they have resorted to litigation as apposed to their previous method of simply killing those that appose them (let us not forget Theo van Gogh, the Dutch film maker). Muslims are an extremely violent group that will only be happy if the entire world converts to Islam.

    This isn’t a problem that begins and ends in Islam. The fact is, all religions share the same prejudices towards criticism. If you want to discuss litigation, no religion has ever sued nearly as much as Scientology. As for violence, Christianity is by far the most violent religion. Christians have killed more people in the name of their God than all the people killed in both side of both world wars combined. We can’t leave out the Jews, of course. The Jewish faith is the first faith that openly declared that their God was the only God, and those that believe differently need to be killed.

    I have absolutely no respect for Islam, and wish that more was done to suppress the spread of this extremely violent religion. At the same time, it is unfair to criticize Muslims for doing things that all religions do and have done throughout history. The root of the problem isn’t Muslims, but religion itself.

  • Rudy

    Zhann,

    Christianity has not been the direct cause of 270 million, ISLAM has. Christianity was not founded in violence, barbarism and intolerance, islam was. To say that Christianity is as violent as islam is the same as equating the common cold to the AIDS virus. Get a grip on reality. Men did terrible things in the name of God, Jesus NEVER said it was right. Men still do horrible things in the name of islam, the difference being that muhammad SANCTIONS it. Have you ever heard of a Christian blowing himself up, killing 50 Christians to get at one non-Christian?? NO. Muslims do that every day in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Your moral equivalence argument is baseless.

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