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Tyranny of the offended

By MirrorMirror ·
I am looking for understanding, not flames. Seriously. I do not know any Muslims who can explain things to me. My son is putting himself in harms way to help bring freedom to Muslims. I have a serious stake in understanding what is going on.

Muslims around the world are offended by cartoons and are making threats of boycotts and violence. I have been watching this unfold, wondering where it would lead and am very dissapointed at the reaction from the Muslim world.

If the media and the world gives in to the insane Muslim response then we will all have a much more difficult time in the future defending ourselves from anyone else who makes demands because they are "offended". Lots of things offend me, but I know that I cannot go around threatening people and governments over them.

Let me state that I do not believe that the Muslim reaction that is being shown in the media is the norm. However, where are the moderate Muslims denouncing the extremists? Someone, please, give me something to show me that there is reason and tolerance in the Muslim world.

When Pat Robertson stuck his foot in his mouth not too long ago with his insensitive remarks about Ariel Sharon, Christian moderates all over denounced what Robertson said. Is is possible that most Muslims believe that they should kill someone over a CARTOON? Take a look at the signs on Michelle Malkin's site...

I do not understand how Muslims can seriously demand tolerance for themselves but will not tolerate anyone else. That is just plain delusional. All I can say is, support the Danish and anyone else who is not cowering down to threats.

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Would never happen

by jdclyde In reply to It's a

that ACLU and all the bleeding hearts out there that say America DESERVED to be attacked on **1 would NEVER allow this to happen.

"Cruel and unusual punishment" and "religious violations" would be foaming from their hate filled mouths.

But I do agree that it IS only right to counter people by following their own beliefs. I just know that screaming liberals would NEVER allow this to happen.

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Proibably for the same reason

by TonytheTiger In reply to Jaqui

most average people wouldn't stand up to a mugger on a subway.

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by M_a_r_k In reply to Tyranny of the offended

The cartoon was in poor taste. It was certain to offend a whole class of people. But this is certainly not the first or last time a whole class of people (race, religion, whatever) have been or will be offended. Burning down buildings because some wise guy drew a cartoon? Isn't that a bit of an over-reaction? I could see a 3-year old getting upset like that. Or someone who's been living in a cave for the last thousand years. They're a bunch of close-minded, intolerant, egotistical, backward idiots. All "infidels" should be killed, huh? Yeah, whatever. Those morons blame the west for all their self-inflicted problems. They should find a hobby, read books other than the Koran for a change, get an education, find a job and earn an honest living, raise a family and take a bit of responsibility for themselves instead of expecting the world to kiss their ***.

I'm a Christian. I don't burn down a building or rant about evil infidels when someone I don't know and never met says something offensive about Jesus. I don't care if someone else thinks the Easter Bunny is the supreme being. To each his own. Just don't try to cram your beliefs down my throat. And don't sentence me to death if I tell you that the Easter Bunny doesn't lay eggs.

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Neil is probably happy. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Idiots

...that you don't intend to burn down his house.

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You ALL want to burn my house down

by neilb@uk In reply to Neil is probably happy. . ...

Admit it. OK. So all of the Muslims still to burn it down but I bet I could find a few Christians who'd be in there with the matches if they thought they'd get away with it.

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I don't know about the matches

by jdclyde In reply to You ALL want to burn my h ...

most Christians today use lighters.

I have the marshmellows!

The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire,
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire,
The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire,
We don't need no water let the motherf####r burn,
Burn motherf####r burn.

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by Montgomery Gator In reply to You ALL want to burn my h ...

I may consider you to be a godless Heathen, but I would not want to burn down your house. You seem like the kind of guy who would offer me a beer even though we disagree on much, and that we could have a very heated, but friendly discussion of the issues in the pub. :-)

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Don't be nice to me Tom

by neilb@uk In reply to No

Not yet, anyway. I'm enjoying the debate too much. How can I insult a man who is offering me beer?

Tomorrow. I'll be nice to you tomorrow.

Or maybe Tuesday.

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Neil is a Wanker

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Don't be nice to me Tom

Is that better? :-)

No, just because you disagree with me doesn't make you a wanker. However, I reserve the right to call you a wanker if we ever do meet face to face, and it turns out you are one after all. :-)

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Stop it Mark!

by jdclyde In reply to Idiots

It is exactly that kind of appling logic to a problem that angers them so.

You aren't suppose to THINK or remember. You are suppose to just feel bad that the Muslim nations of the world which SHOULD be the most prosperous because of their oil, are all dirt poor and have no reason to live. That is why some idiot will **** himself up to get to paradise because they are living a **** now. (thanks entirely to THEIR leaders, not oppression from ANY outside forces.)

Why do the mindless masses hate the US? Because it is easier to keep the mindless in line if they have a common enemy OTHER than their own governments so they are fed this crap locally and being the good brainwashed masses they are, they believe it. Yes, it is the fault of the evil US that they are all so poor and have no prospects.

Or so we would be led to believe.

No, I guess I don't have any sympathy for scumbags of any walk of life that go on violent rampages, from the riots in Detroit to these latest rampages because the poor stupid muslim got his feelings hurt. A criminal is a criminal, and we see that a large part of the muslims in the world are criminally insane.

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