Measured Against Reality

Monday, September 10, 2007

Muslims want tougher speech laws

Via Ed Brayton comes this story of Muslims demanding special protection against the desecration of Muhammad in Sweden.

Ambassadors from Muslim countries have indicated that they intend to present the Swedish prime minister with a list of demands when they meet for talks on Friday...

"We want to see action, not just nice words. We have to push for a change in the law," he said.

"Muslims need legal protection against the desecration of the Prophet Muhammad, maybe something similar to the protection enjoyed by Jews and homosexuals."

I like Ed's response to this, "I agree, Muslims need exactly the same protections that Jews and homosexuals have against being made fun of: absolutely none." I don't really understand why so many Muslims get their panties in a bunch every time someone mocks their religion, it's simply beyond me. Wouldn't it be easier to just write it off as the uneducated opinion of an idiot than to demand that the speech be made criminal? Some people must just be so frightened of hearing anything that goes against whatever they believe that they just want it all banned. I just wonder why they don't demand protection against calling Jews pigs and all that other racist crap (remember Iran's cartoon contest?), or what would happen if someone deemed the speech in their religion as fitting being banned (I could see it happening).

What would be great is if all of the hypersensitive people in the world toughened up. I'm not just talking about the Muslims who say there should be no "hate speech" against them, but all of the other idiots who want to ban types of speech. Because in the end, when you ask to ban speech, all you do is show your true colors as an idiotic despot.

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  • Just wanted to say a big fat amen!

    By Blogger Terra, at 7:20 AM, September 16, 2007  

  • Islam must understand that when it attacks atheists, christians, jews, people on youtube or on the internet ALL PEOPLES who read its books, websites & so forth if the DISBELIEVE its message & choses to speka agianst it have NO PROTECTIONS like everyone else.

    It either lives around those who distrust its arabian message and disagree with its lifestyle or it walks bakc into the saudian arabian deserts where it was born...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:10 PM, April 06, 2008  

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