U.S. Ambassador murdered over film blaspheming Mohammed.
It's all over the news. U.S. Ambassador murdered(and he wasn't even the person who made the film) of course, but muslim thugs murdered him because the U.S. did not stop the film from being made.
And these assholes murdered a guy who loved the Lybian people and really wanted to help them progress.
To any Muslim reading this please explain to us how many claim you are a religion of peace when you murder, and not even out of self defense, but childish honor crap, and not even the film maker, but a guy who had NOTHING to do with it.
Unlike the assholes who did this, we would not have you murdered or even arrested merely for saying "Jesus did not exist" or "atheists will burn in hell". Many Muslims do value freedom of speech, but not enough Muslims do and not enough value it to the extent we do in the west.
I emplor the Muslims who advocate NON VIOLENT protests to understand WHY protecting free speech MUST include the right to offend and blaspheme.
Do you really think that murdering people will get the west to set up blasphemy laws? It wont. And for your own good, you really need to understand how dangerous those laws are, even amoungst your own sect.
Jefferson and Adams and all the founders valued freedom of religion, but they also knew that blasphemy laws and govenrments run on religion were bad. Even if we in the west as non Muslims never existed and the world were all Muslim, you would still have political and religious division, as you show clearly now between Sunnis and Shiites.
It is my greatest wish that the East learn that protection of verbal dissent, and advocation of NON VIOLENT PROTEST, is what makes a civil society. Your use of violence wont make the billions of all sorts of other religions bow to you.
The more you use violence to protest A MERE FILM, the more films we will make. Peace and civility are opposite of violence. Peace and civility are not based on anyone submitting to anyone else.
I watched as the protestors ripped up an American flag. And if that had been where it had been left, without anyone dying, I would merely be annoyed and not angry. We did not help you just so you could turn arround and murder the very people still there trying to help you.
The film maker you are angry at was USING WORDS not physical violence. Maybe if you would make a film yourself like he did, maybe you would get more that way rather than acting like children in a schoolyard who got daddy picked on.
I have no sympathy for anyone who uses violent protest. As an atheist who has been vilely equated to Hitler and been deemd automatically immoral, I really don't want to hear shit about any blasphemy about your prophet. I live with the hate and the stereotypes and the bigotry every day.
You only piss the rest of the world off when you do this, it does not change our attitudes. I know there are some Muslims and Arabs I have meet who don't subscribe to violence as a tactic, but those non-Violent ones need to speak up and speek out.
NO MATTER THE LABEL, we are all humans first. But we cannot live nor should anyone have to live in a world of fear ESPECIALLY over MERER WORDS. I cannot believe anyone who had been arrested or torutured or murdered by Gaddaffi would dare turn arround and murder a man, not even involved, but even the man who merely made a film.
You are hypocrites to topple a dictator and then turn arround and act like dictators yourselves. And to lump us all in the same catigory with pathetic guilt by association. I supported the Mosque being built in NY, not because I think Islam is credible as a religion or a claim, but because it is part of the diversity of this country. I am also pissed that a Muslim cop who died on 9/11 was not honnored along with all the rest.
Peace is not always being free from being offended. Peace is knowing that no human wants to be physically harmed no matter who says what. Burn a flag, protest that film maker, but you get no sympathy or respect from me when you become murderous thugs.
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