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    Re: Two Shot at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    Two shot dead outside Muhammad Art Exhibit in Garland

    This was at a facility in Garland, Texas, near Dallas.

    I gather this was an exhibit of artwork that depicts Muhammad, a la Charlie Hebdo, in defiance of radical Muslims and in affirmation of freedom of speech.

    Two guys drove up armed with guns and explosives, opened fire, and were killed straight away by return fire.

    It's a bad idea to go gunning for any group of Texans without a lot of firepower.
    I love this story. "ISIS Learns There Are Such Things As Non-Gun-Free-Zones In The West"
    “In America we have a two-party system,” a Republican congressional staffer told a visiting group of Russian legislators. “There is the stupid party. And there is the evil party. I am proud to be a member of the stupid party. Periodically, the two parties get together and do something that is both stupid and evil. This is called: bipartisanship."

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    Re: Two Shot at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Look at our resident America hater who does not understand the tenant of free speech.
    The word is "tenet" FYI

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    While the morons in Texas were wrong to desecrate another religion seemingly for kicks, they still have the right to do it, and to respond to it with violence (as these attackers did) is way, way wronger. Come on, people. Stop making excuses for violent extremists.

    On a side note, to a certain poster in thread (I think we all know who) -- wasn't nice knowing you.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    I disagree - they deliberately offended and provoked the entire Muslim world, and they knew it.
    Uh? "The entire Muslim world"?
    I highly doubt it that the entire >1.5 billion Muslim world feels provoked every single time someone out there draws a picture of Mohammad.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    It also shows how ignorant and pathetic part of the American population is, that they actually held such an even in the first place. This event was nothing but a provocation pure and simple. The people involved are known racists and extremists and are no better than the radicals of Islam or Christianity and wanted a reaction of some kind. I bet if there was no reaction their next step would be to burn the Koran in public.... just to piss off people around the world.

    And no it does not excuse violence against these morons... both sides are idiots and frankly should be fully ignored as we cant throw them in jail or on an island where they can beat each other to death.
    There are countless of events out there that are provocative in nature, if you're going to compare each one of them to the most radical members of Islam - who are basically terrorists and people who murder innocents in the name of their religion - then you're obviously far worse than these groups are. (The provocative groups, not the Islamic terrorists)

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I think you're missing the point, or I am... seem he was saying that our extreme conservatives (whose values are actually pretty damned close to the extreme Islamists) are into killing each other. We take armies and drones to kill them, they endeavor to kill ours through more individual means, but they are all out to kill each, the extreme religious right wing Christians, and the extreme religious right wing Muslims.
    "We take armies and drones to kill them" is a reference perhaps to the White House and the way it conducts warfare against terror organizations outside US borders. Unfortunately you're then going on to give this as an example of "extreme religious right wing Christians". Obama clearly isn't one.
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I dont hate anyone-but if they are Americans they will respect the rights, natural or otherwise of this nation.

    It might be hard for our forumites from the UK or commonwealth nations to grasp this, but you know what they say about pounding sand.
    Respect is a two way street and, thanks to Charlie Hebdo and this stupid stunt, the entire Muslim world knows more than ever that their religion is not respected by a good portion of Westerners.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    Respect is a two way street and, thanks to Charlie Hebdo and this stupid stunt, the entire Muslim world knows more than ever that their religion is not respected by a good portion of Westerners.
    Christianity isn't respected by a lot of people either. Neither is Judaïsm. Etc.

    I guess you feel that Salman Rushdie was also a stupid provocateur.

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    Re: Two Shot at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I love this story. "ISIS Learns There Are Such Things As Non-Gun-Free-Zones In The West"
    No kidding - not much different than bear hunting by shooting over the bait.

    Maybe the extremists will learn not to screw with armed Americans.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Uh? "The entire Muslim world"?
    I highly doubt it that the entire >1.5 billion Muslim world feels provoked every single time someone out there draws a picture of Mohammad.
    This was a publicity stunt designed to antagonise Muslims and has done this successfully.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Christianity isn't respected by a lot of people either. Neither is Judaïsm. Etc.

    I guess you feel that Salman Rushdie was also a stupid provocateur.
    He was stupid but I am not sure if he was provocative - he may not have foreseen the strength of the reaction.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglo-scot View Post
    Respect is a two way street and, thanks to Charlie Hebdo and this stupid stunt, the entire Muslim world knows more than ever that their religion is not respected by a good portion of Westerners.
    Certain parts of it (Islam's horrendous treatment of women, the preponderance of extremism and anti-Semitism among many Muslims, and this ridiculous idea that drawing a picture of a dude is literally the worst thing you can do) don't really deserve to be respected.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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