Steyn notes Democrats’ ‘extraordinary’ double standard on Allah, Christian God

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    Obama carved out new territory for a U.S. president during that speech when he said, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”

    “He also said, I believe, that the future belongs to those who empower women,” Steyn said of Obama, ”and the power belongs to those who invest in education.”

    “It doesn’t quite add up to me, all this. It sounds like as if he’s saying the future belongs to gay, feminist Muslims. I wouldn’t like to take a bet on it, but I’d bet that he’s wrong on that. The fact is the president of the United States had no business saying that. If you happen to be a believer in Islam, Muhammad is your prophet. If you’re not, he’s just a bloke who died in the 7th Century and it should be permissible

    "Imagine the uproar there would have been from the party that just a couple of weeks ago was actually booing God,” Steyn said. “You know, God got booed off stage at the Democratic National Convention. God got given the hook at the Democrat Vaudeville show. But Allah – apparently it’s a whole different game.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/28/s...tandard-on-allah-christian-god/#ixzz283lRbIip




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    obama will say anything that feels good. If placating muslims feels good, that's what he'll say.
     
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    And he'll say it in all 57 states. :razz:
     
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    All monotheists worship the same God.
     
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    "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet" is the same as saying 'The future must not belong to those who exercise free speech'

    It's an eye-popping statement. To prove "slander", one must show damages. And to Steyn's point, how does one damage a guy who's "been dead for getting on for a millennium and a half"??
     
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    Nope. Allah is the former Mesopotamian moon god with a makeover. Why do you think the crescent moon is the symbol of Islam?
     
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    We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them. I know there are some who ask why don't we just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws. Our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech.

    Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. As president of our country, and commander in chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.

    Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views -- even views that we profoundly disagree with. We do so not because we support hateful speech, but because our founders understood that without such protections, the capacity of each individual to express their own views and practice their own faith may be threatened.


    Even Americans who take spoken words completely out of context too.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...1fce-071d-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story_2.html
     
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    Imagine a world where a message denouncing religious hatred and intolerance is spun into a message of hate and intolerance, this is the world of the conservative propaganda machine where up is down and fairness is an abomination.
     
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    Yeah...imagine that. :cool:
     

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