Originally Posted by Abymummy
As usual, fanatical muslims have taken words out of context as they are wont to do and have made much ado about nothing...but then again, the pope's speech writers SHOULD HAVE KNOWN that this outrage would have happened anyway...why? simple, in this day and age where everyone is scared of their own shadow, it doesn't take much to strike a spark and light a bonfire that rages out of control. My only suggestion is, watch what you say and say what you mean.
From a Moderate, English speaking Muslim.
hi there, i have been to Malaysia many times, very pretty country, with many great people. I have a house not far from you in Indo
Dont you see that is part of the problem? in many muslim country they make fun of and run cartoons that mock other people faith (not that i ever saw anything like that in indo or in your country) , but when ever some one brings up something negtive about Islam there is a massive over reaction.
I was in indo during the xmas bomding at churchs, and there when the first bombs went of in bali, in fact i was three blocks away, have have many pics from 5 min after(which i can post however i really dont think the people where want to see burned up bodies) how i know that most muslims dont beleave in this type of action. I guess what would make more people lose there fear of Islam would be to see more action on the part of the normal muslim, to stop the radical ones.
Sorry but i follow the free speech, and i should have the right to say what i want.
I hate groups like the KKK(american white people hate group), the Nation of islam(which is a radical muslim group here in the us) how i dont like them, i still will support there right to say what they want. When you start to say one group cant have there rights, then the next group that will lose there free speech may be your group. however blowing up people and stuff is wrong no matter who does it.
that is just my thinking
i think this quote kinda sums it up,
America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You've got to want it bad, because it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say, "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil who is standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the 'land of the free'? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag. The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Now show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then you can stand up and sing about the 'land of the free.'""
i forget what movie but the actor was michael douglas