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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Seems the sponsors of the event where several right wing anti-Islam groups. I wonder if they were hoping an attack like this would happen to gain sympathy for their cause...

    Two shot dead after they open fire at Mohammed cartoon event in Texas - CNN.com
    I very much doubt they were aiming to get killed or blown up by muslim terrorists.

    Of course that is a risk we all run.

    Also, while I have no sympathy whatsoever for Geert Wilders, his politics are really rather left-wing when it comes to social-economic issues.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Seems the sponsors of the event where several right wing anti-Islam groups. I wonder if they were hoping an attack like this would happen to gain sympathy for their cause...

    Two shot dead after they open fire at Mohammed cartoon event in Texas - CNN.com
    Its a conspiracy!

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    /facepalm

    Thanks to those who provided links to the story, btw.

    Yes, we are fortunate enough to live in a country where freedom of speech is allowed; however, freedom from consequence is not allowed. WTF were these idiots thinking? "Gee, it would be fun to entice angry Muslims to come and try to kill us while we mock them?" Thankfully, it wasn't worse... but I can't imagine why anyone would think such an in-your-face outrage would be a swell idea.
    I agree - complete absence of respect for all Muslims at minimum. More likely, outright inflammation. It's like a group of Muslims getting together for a party with a burn the Stars-and-Stripes theme and then pretending to be surprised at the bad reaction.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    We Americans put a very high value on the freedom of speech. That includes speech that mocks religious beliefs--we throw some elbows here, and you need a thick skin to live in a free country.
    That is a recent development. If you mocked Christianity in some parts of the South back in the 1970's you would have been shot.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    I agree - complete absence of respect for all Muslims at minimum. More likely, outright inflammation. It's like a group of Muslims getting together for a party with a burn the Stars-and-Stripes theme and then pretending to be surprised at the bad reaction.
    So you feel it would only be normal to try to assassinate people who burn the Us flag?

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    /facepalm

    Thanks to those who provided links to the story, btw.

    Yes, we are fortunate enough to live in a country where freedom of speech is allowed; however, freedom from consequence is not allowed. WTF were these idiots thinking? "Gee, it would be fun to entice angry Muslims to come and try to kill us while we mock them?" Thankfully, it wasn't worse... but I can't imagine why anyone would think such an in-your-face outrage would be a swell idea.
    So no one should draw pictures of 'ANY' religious figures, for fear of being shot?
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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    That is a recent development. If you mocked Christianity in some parts of the South back in the 1970's you would have been shot.
    Yep. It's thanks to the atheists that freedom of speech really started getting respected when it comes to criticizing Christianity in this country.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    So you feel it would only be normal to try to assassinate people who burn the Us flag?
    No - killing people is not justifiable except in self-defence. On a separate note, deliberately offending the deepest sensibilities of a group of religious believers is wrong and people shouldn't abuse their freedom of speech in this way.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    No - killing people is not justifiable except in self-defence. On a separate note, deliberately offending the deepest sensibilities of a group of religious believers is wrong and people shouldn't abuse their freedom of speech in this way.
    Good, then your earlier post was simple nonsense.

    Do you feel that people who insult the Catholic Church "abuse" their freedom of speech?

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Good, then your earlier post was simple nonsense.

    Do you feel that people who insult the Catholic Church "abuse" their freedom of speech?
    My earlier was post was not nonsense. Your logic escapes me. People who insult others generally abuse their freedom of speech. Sadly it happens all day long on the internet and clearly most of it is not serious enough to take action about. Sadly, some people choose to do some very stupid things to hurt other people's feelings and this event was one of them.

    If people have a problem with the Catholic church, they should criticise it respectfully. Same goes for Islam, Evangelical Christians, Atheists and whatever faith you believe in too.

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