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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 think the outcome of this event was quite satisfactory. We need to have more like this.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by blarg View Post
    Pretty sure you should be free from getting shot at for drawling Mohamed
    Pretty sure you shouldn't be harmed walking through Compton shouting the N word either.

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    Re: Two Shot at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    The whole point about freedom of speech is that you don't have to agree with it.

    And nothing or nobody is "bait for terrorists".
    That's the theory...but it looks to me as if in this case, this ugly event was, in fact, bait for terrorists.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I think the outcome of this event was quite satisfactory. We need to have more like this.
    I don't really derive any satisfaction from terrorist attacks. But you're entitled to your opinion of course.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    No, it doesn't. But it also doesn't mean that people who don't like what she's doing have the right to shoot at people.
    And those being shot at (in an avoidable confrontation) should read and heed Matthew 17:27 about the wisdom of avoiding needless offense.

    In this case, the Moslems (or Hindus, Christiasns, Buddhists or communists) did not demand that spring break be banned, and then freak out. Rather, they were provoked needlessly. A democratic society needs free speech. At the same time, only fools give needless offense as it can turn into avoidable confrontations.

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    Re: Two Shot at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    That's the theory...but it looks to me as if in this case, this ugly event was, in fact, bait for terrorists.
    So according to you an abortion clinic is "bait" for those trying to assassinate doctors performing abortions?

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    Re: Two Shot at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I'm all for free speech but, don't agree with openly disparaging other people's religion.

    This seems like someone was using this event as bait for terrorists.
    It's pretty clear that this event was intended to do one thing -- piss off Muslims. I'm familiar enough with Pam Geller's noxious brand of discourse to know that "free speech" is not her real priority. If she gave a dead dog's dick about the First Amendment, she wouldn't have been so vehemently opposed to the Park 51 mosque.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    And those being shot at (in an avoidable confrontation) should read and heed Matthew 17:27 about the wisdom of avoiding needless offense.

    In this case, the Moslems (or Hindus, Christiasns, Buddhists or communists) did not demand that spring break be banned, and then freak out. Rather, they were provoked needlessly. A democratic society needs free speech. At the same time, only fools give needless offense as it can turn into avoidable confrontations.
    Only brave people who are defending their values to the death.

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    Re: Shooting at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I think the outcome of this event was quite satisfactory. We need to have more like this.
    I'm sure the security guard who was injured in the attack agrees.

    It seems to me that there are certain elements of the right that want extremist Muslims to get violent, just to justify their hate. Your post reaffirms that.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Two Shot at Muhammad Art Exhibit in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    So according to you an abortion clinic is "bait" for those trying to assassinate doctors performing abortions?
    Please don't go here.

    And take what I post at face value. This provocative event has ended, we're discussing it, and whether it's right or wrong or good of fair, the fact is that this extremist group attracted terrorists.

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