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Sunday, February 05, 2006

Freedom of Expression


Laudator reminded me of the recent fiasco caused by the Danish cartoons depicting Mohammed. I'm glad to see that there is a country with balls out there (or chutzpah, whatever you want to call it).
Among non moderate-muslims, there exists a double standard: you can't say anything (and I mean anything) that may offend them, but they are free to express their own beliefs, such as "gays are evil", and this doesn't stop them from attempting to impose these beliefs on the rest of the population.
I'm also amused everytime something like this happens because of the reaction it engenders: what do you do when someone draws a cartoon you don't like? Kill and burn every non-muslim in sight, even if they had nothing to do with it. Yep, that makes sense. There are muslims out there whom I love and respect (i.e., moderate ones), but there are serious problems in the muslim community at large.

2 Comments:

Blogger Dr J said...

Yo lad, just tried to send you an email but had it come back. Drop me a line so I can get your new address. P.S., check out RK's blog for a highly relevant quote on this subject. Cheers.

1:32 PM  
Blogger Pious Labours said...

Dude, it's piouslabours[at]yahoo.ca

OR

asiraki[at]alumni.yorku.ca

Please send away.

12:19 PM  

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