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    Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

    Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

    A Swedish newspaper printed the drawing, leading to further protests, and revived a heated debate in the West and the Muslim world about religious sensitivities and the limits of free speech.
    My, my, my... by the time these folks are done, they'll have reduced the target pool to rednecks, Christians and Republicans.

    I say it's time to have a worldwide draw Allah as you like contest.

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    Re: Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

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    My, my, my... by the time these folks are done, they'll have reduced the target pool to rednecks, Christians and Republicans.

    I say it's time to have a worldwide draw Allah as you like contest.

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    Allah is simply God. Mohammed is the prophet (like Jesus).

    I don't think they get as worked up over pictures of God (although they're forbidden to portray all prophets - including Jesus).

    Agreed, it's stupid. They should simply get used to it. All religions are open to criticism - just pointing out that Allah and Mohammed aren't the same. If you're going to criticize at least get that part right.

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    Re: Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

    Limits to free speech? Wouldn't that be the opposite of free speech? Oh well, like it even matters.

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    Re: Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I say it's time to have a worldwide draw Allah as you like contest.

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    Re: Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Don't quit your day job.
    I like it Hat.

    You like the fact someone believes there should be limits to free speech?

    Where was this sensitivity when they were abusing Christianity in every possible manner?

    I say it's time these people learn it's not the 6th century.
    Western civilization adores desecrating religious figures.
    We've exhausted Christianity, now we're moving into new territories.

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    Re: Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    I like it Hat.
    Liking something doesn't make you good at it. I like surfing. Not that great at it.

    You like the fact someone believes there should be limits to free speech?
    Free speech in the free speech zone please.

    Where was this sensitivity when they were abusing Christianity in every possible manner?
    In the lawsuits.

    I say it's time these people learn it's not the 6th century.
    Western civilization adores desecrating religious figures.
    We've exhausted Christianity, now we're moving into new territories.

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    Lolz. Tell that to:

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    Re: Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

    I believe May 20 is the "everyone draw Muhammad day." It was created in response to the Islamic uprising against South Park.

    Free speech is free speech. Honestly, if a group of people is threatening to kill others over an image/speech then instead of catering to them, they should be arresting them for making death threats.

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    Re: Swedish artist attacked during free-speech lecture

    "What an ****, saying my people don't respect freedom of speech. I'll attack him for his use of freedom of speech!"

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    Muhammad cartoonist attacked during lecture

    Interesting. I am not a very religious person so I don't care if things of any religion are depicted. Personally I think these people are taking things to extremes and need to calm the hell down. I don't think the police overreacted. I think these people in the crowd got what they deserved, inciting violence and a riot.

    Muhammad cartoonist attacked at lecture - Europe- msnbc.com

    Here is a link of the video as well.

    Swedish Artist Attacked - Video - The Daily Beast

    Interesting indeed.

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    Re: Muhammad cartoonist attacked during lecture

    There is already a thread for the same topic in the BN section. http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...h-lecture.html

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