Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Nov 5, 2005.
You've got to be kidding me. These riots are getting out of control but I never expected them to spread to other countries in Europe in such short of a time. How do you think this will end?
Wow. Where's Harm and his denial and conspircacy theories?
In denmark there are some provocatuions going on.
For example in Islam there is forbidden to show the prophet or god on pictures or photos.
everyone knows this.
In the big danish newspaper "Jyllands Posten" there was published images from the prophet drawing him on cartoon-style. Mohammed with a bomb attached to his head.
And yes it may be "just a cartoon", but even people know that drawing religious figures in Islam is wrong (banned in islam). Why is it so hard to respect this? People now a days in denmark yell out "DEATH TO ALL MUSLIMS",, the other politican from DPF-Party : "ALL MUSLIMS ARE EVIL, THEY ARE HERE TO RAPE OUR WOMEN"... and more stuff like this.
11 Muslim countries protested to Rassmussen abiut this newspaper.. The only thing he said was "Freedom of speach".
"Freedom of speach" has become an excuse these days...
You have Freedom of speach in America as well.. but do you hear people writting "ALL Hispanics or others cause our problems" in the US media? No you don't, because they know of something called political correctness. In denmark no one cares for political correctness, I dont see how disrespecting a Prophet in Islam is supposed to help danish peoples and muslims understand each other.
In Greece the government tried banning a writter for drawing JESUS in a funny way.. after objection from the EU they changed the ban. (THIS happened within the EU)..
or here with USA
Im sure everyone can see now that Muslims are not the only people who can be sensitive to certian religion-provocing material. people need to start to behave in a mature ways, we have the freedom of speech but we also have the freedom of using our BRAINS First, before we open our mouthes.
I personal think that the press should be more responsible than making fun out of a religious head.
But going to streets and make riots is not proper. The west is a constitutional state. when such provocations appear, than go to police or go to court. This can only be the answer and not murdering "van goghs". other you give them the picture they want to see you. And murdering people is forbidden in all religion.
ALL religions? Wonder if the militant clerics who daily preach the killing of "infidels" in Moslem mosques, not only in America but around the world, have ever heard of this???????? What think you??????
Freedom of speech, including the freedom to ridicule
any aspect of religion is a cornerstone of Western
Democracy, and it is never going to be retracted.
Immigrants and guests from other parts of the world
should accept this, or go back to where they came
from, and stay there.
Having said so, I gather this is a case where the
Danish government itself colluded with the press
in the promotion of ridicule of religion, and I do not
think this is a proper role for government to perform.
Actually, our print and TV MSM, and cartoons like Boondocks and Doonesbury, delight in regularly blaming all of our country's problems on white conservative males.
We had a gov't funded Amercian museum displaying "art" depicting Jesus' mother Mary with urine, etc., on her. Oh, and guess what? We didn't riot, burn anything, or kill anyone. But we are the infidels, huh?
As for the Denmark situation (and France, and Spain) it will be interesting when Europe comes with beret in hand to the US, as they did decades ago, asking for help with their overwhelming problem. This time, it's name is Islam.
when you really think that, then you do not know "old europe"...
Go ahead and piss all over their religion for the sake of "Freedom of speach"
What's also amazing is that the same goverment which feels it is SOOOOOooooooooo nessasary that people can piss all over each others religions "For freedom of speach", the same goverment who wants to ban the headscarf in schools. Im personally against the headscarf as it is in Turkey.. but this isnt what upsets me.
what upsets me is that .. we are all for freedom of Speech (press)! (AMEN)..
Yet.. when it comes to Freedom of Religion, it´s a different Story. So why there can't be a regulation in press too, as danish government does with religion?
US has no desire to ban the headscarfs. Most Americans laugh that is the approach the French are taking, while pooh-poohing the threat from within. Free Speech is a cornerstone here, for both the right and the left.
Just to be clear here= are you saying you think the press (even cartoonists) should be restricted from printing anything that might offend someone's religion?
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