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Submitted by : Bostonian
Submitted on : Apr 24,2010 9:13:35 pm
"Everybody Draw Mohammed Day"
And the people at Comedy Central were pussies for editing the South Park episode that parodied Mohammad,
Voted : For it
The PC are as fascist as the islamo-fascists, though islamo-fascists tend to deliver on their threats so IMO the comedy central cave stemmed more from an intimidation derived from a rational reaction to threats from the most irrational people on the planet.
Voted : Against it
Not for it. Why incite a hornet's nest? While it may be a strange concept to non-Muslims, the people of Islam are offended by what they see as irreverent depictions of their prophet. What's so wrong with respecting their wishes? Live and let live I say. The world is crazy enough without more fatwahs and the elevated risk of violence which would be a direct result of this kind of childish provocation. Mary Norris is a moron.
^^^Bostonian, it is hypocritical and cowardly to call people you have no respect for by the body part of someone "else". I am sure that not everyone who did what you find objectionable is a woman. I do not appreciate you using the name of my and my gender's body parts to describe detestable behavior.
By doing g so, you blindly blame all females everywhere for the wrong that people do, while clearly letting people know that being like a woman (a pussy) is the truly bad thing. I know you will not be so crass as to say you were talking about kittens. If you must blame stupidity, blame the individual or individuals and please do not hold the female image up as a target for mindless slashing.
'What's so wrong with respecting their wishes?'
These Muslims don't exactly respect the wishes of non-Muslims.
I don't see the point of purposely trying to insult any group of people, its done toward Jews, Christians and other groups as well, but people say things I don't like every day and I move on , far more important issues to be concerned about. IMO
^^ SOME Muslims do respect the wishes of non-Muslims, actually the majority do, but those are the ones who never seem to make the news.
^Yeah but what we're talking about here is just displaying an image of Mohammad. No one was lampooning it or insulting it. And those familiar with South Park would know that an episode of the show was aired months before Sept. 11th 2001 which depicted mohammad, along with all other symbolic religious figures of all major religions, and there was no problem then. All that's changed some 9 years later is that most people, namely the politically correct, are allowing terrorism to work.
I'm not a big follower of South Park, although the few shows I have watched have been pretty hilarious, but I do know that any depiction (insulting or not) is haram - totally forbidden - for Muslims, the main reason being that no-one should be revered above God, so the paranoia may stem from a fear that images of Muhammad could be objects of worship/veneration for the weak-minded. Yeah, I know, it's an alien concept for most of us, but Muslims are careful not to parody those religious icons whom we might deem worthy of respect. Jesus, for instance - who is also a revered prophet within Islam.
Personally I enjoy my freedom, and see no sense in whipping up a maelstrom of ill-feeling. The Danish brouhaha after the publication of those cartoons became so ridiculous, and some very real threats of violence and death were bandied about by a bunch of the most zealous type of Muslim radicals. If it were to be repeated in America I can't imagine the fallout. Think airport security is a pain in the a$$ now? I prefer to fly in peace thanks.
Voted : Against it
This was done in Europe with dire consequences, I think editor of the newspaper that printed them had to have A full time bodyguard, not to mention the mass protests of Muslims calling for the deaths of anyone involved, not a good idea folks...
^Yes and that was a perfectly reasonable reaction. Not... I genuinely don't understand why Mohammad is so revered in Islam. The man was a disgusting sad excuse of a human being. He was a self-proclaimed child molester and a polygamist. The muslims in that case were no better then the violent opposition to the civil rights movement in the 60's, responding to non-aggressive free expression with violence and a complete disregard for life.
Sweetpeach, is English your first language? I suspect it's not. Otherwise, how could you take an obvious figure of speech like calling someone a pussy, and interpret it literally?
Also, did you know that in the United States we have freedom of speech - all speech - not just popular speech? The intention of the Founding Fathers was to protect UNpopular speech.
And so in your world we should do whatever the bullies say so we don't offend them. You said, "Personally I enjoy my freedom", but if you allow bullies to walk all over you, you're not free at all. You should be able to say whatever you want and offend whoever you want and not fear violent retribution.
"Why incite a hornet's nest? While it may be a strange concept to non-Muslims, the people of Islam are offended by what they see as irreverent depictions of their prophet. What's so wrong with respecting their wishes? Live and let live I say."
^You just contradicted yourself. The Islamo-fascists you don't want to offend and seem to defend, who would kill over a cartoon, aren't exactly letting people "live and let live."
"Sweetpeach, is English your first language? I suspect it's not. Otherwise, how could you take an obvious figure of speech like calling someone a pussy, and interpret it literally?"
Huh? Check the comments again Bostonian, and you'll see that you've confused me with another user.
As for the rest of your response, I'm well aware that I have the right to free speech, and I exercise that right frequently, but I also have the right to remain silent and not join the stampede to disrespect others' belief systems. It isn't fear that prevents me from joining the rush to see this lampooning by cartoonists, just the fact that I hold a different viewpoint. UNpopular speech is protected under the First Amendment, yes, but that protection doesn't make us slavishly bound to exercise it, does it? Especially when the repercussions could bring extreme violence and terrorism to these shores. In all truth the majority of Muslims I have personally encountered are peaceable, not the Islamo-fascists that you speak of, and I care enough to respect their views.
I am the author of the statement decrying your use of the word pussy to describe detestable people. Pussy is an obvious and direct reference to the female body. It can mean no other thing. It is not a figure of speech. It is defamation. It is said to show that being a detestable human being is comparable to having a woman's body.
Not only is English my first language, I also have a 6-year degree in English, and my grades (straight A+'s) were so impeccable, I was sought out by my university to tutor English for the department, for which I was heartily paid.
Calling culpable people by the the body part or the skin color or the religion of someone other than yourself is pure cowardice and unworthy of someone of your intelligence. Is comparing a stingy person to a Jew a figure of speech? No way. It is a racist epithet. And using the word pussy was a sexist epithet.