Freedom of Speech Vs. Hate Mongering – Learn the Difference

A reader calling themselves “Oh Canada” left the following comment on my post entitled “why did @BBCWorld snub me?”:

OhCanada Wrote:

Just because freedom of speech is not respected in the country you live in, it does not mean that other countries should give in to the demands of the muslim countries. The maker of the film was arrested on other charges that were on him before the release of this film. He was not arrested for making this film. If a video on prophet mohammad is all it takes for the muslim countries to into self-destruction mode, then I am all for it. The west is laughing its ass off while you guys are burning your own properties over a movie. All the west does is microwave a bag of popcorn and watch the show whenever this happens.

Now, obviously the reader’s comments are strictly their own and do not represent that of the majority. However, lets analyze their speech shall we?

Just because freedom of speech is not respected in the country you live in, it does not mean that other countries should give in to the demands of the muslim countries.

I’ll chalk that up to ignorance, which is not your fault specifically, what do you know of Islam as a religion? Are you aware for example that Islamic teachings instruct all to not mock the Prophet or his followers? No? Shame. Perhaps you should educate yourself first before playing the “freedom of speech” card.

If a video on prophet mohammad is all it takes for the muslim countries to into self-destruction mode, then I am all for it.

The issue is not a matter of freedom of speech, it is in fact Hate Speech. Please try to see that through your limited understanding. Just because you enjoy “freedom of speech” does not give you the freedom to mock others. In Islam, the Prophets teachings go as saying that your freedom ends when it invades that of others.

All the west does is microwave a bag of popcorn and watch the show whenever this happens.

So matters of religion serve only as amusement to the West? Interesting.

Dear Reader – you claim “freedom of speech” is instrumental in the West, can you please explain to me, for I do not understand, where was Helen Thomas’s freedom of speech when she said Israel should “Get the hell out of Palestine”? Not aware of the happening? You can read about it here.

There are 3 celestial religions – Judaism, Christianity & Islam. The Prophets are all the same, the only difference is the reverence to said Prophets. Islam, being the last celestial religion, teaches of both Moses and Jesus.

However, what Islam does NOT do is permit depictions of said Prophets in any form – be it sculpture or a picture. And there in lies the problem – what is done as respect in Islam is used as a target for mockery and insult by the depraved few who have nothing better to do than to monger hate.

Dear reader, you’re point of view, albeit well received, is exactly what I campaign against. It is not “Freedom of Speech”, it is “Hate mongering”.

Please learn the difference.

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