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Thread: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    no, i don't believe we should...I happen to enjoy free speech

    .. but i don't think it will be too many more years before we start doing such things.... we are already moving away from freedoms and liberties, so it's just a matter of time.
    I think so too. Some are giving away their freedoms with the attitude of "I don't have anything to hide, so why should I care if the government...."

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    re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

    How about if we change the freedom of religion law and outlaw Islam?

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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    I hated "Piss Christ" and despise much of the modern art movement, while I'd love to knock a few teeth loose on the PC creator it is protected speech. Protecting speech that is benign is easy, it's when things get tough that we have to still protect the right. Long answer abridged, HELL NO, though I condemn an attack on any religion personally.
    You "condem" the attack on religion but how about the violence it is causing? Do you defend someones right to knowingly cause harm to 1000's? And do nothing while it happens again and again? Is inciting violence a crime?

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    re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_rebson View Post
    How about if we change the freedom of religion law and outlaw Islam?
    Let's be fair and outlaw all religion. Why do people think they need a religion to pray to God?

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    re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You "condem" the attack on religion but how about the violence it is causing? Do you defend someones right to knowingly cause harm to 1000's? And do nothing while it happens again and again? Is inciting violence a crime?
    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Let's be fair and outlaw all religion. Why do people think they need a religion to pray to God?
    Or, you could stop assuming you have it all figured out and actually protect the philosophy of liberty that the constitution stands for.
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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You "condem" the attack on religion but how about the violence it is causing? Do you defend someones right to knowingly cause harm to 1000's? And do nothing while it happens again and again? Is inciting violence a crime?
    yes, inciting violence is a crime.

    however, being offensive is not incitement.

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    re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Let's be fair and outlaw all religion. Why do people think they need a religion to pray to God?

    no outlawing Islam...and outlawing religion... are both barred by the Constitution.

    ... not that Constitutionality really means anything anymore... but still.

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    re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

    I voted no as we are a free speech nation. However, in the event like the crazy ass who is intentionally trying to incite violence (kinda like the crazy ass Westboro Church folks) our leaders need to speak out that we are a nation of free speech and also of religious tolerance and that person does not represent our government or the majority of citizens.

    There are crazy ass people in all countries and of all religions. Just like the Islamic fundamentalist that say and teach crazy **** ... we have our fair share.

    Unfortunately the previous administration not only vocalized such ... they presided over such sematics. We had a former POTUS yammering about Holy War and Abu Ghraib and they have their crazy terrorists as well.

    Yea ... let the crazy ass people like Westboro or the ass that is intentionally displaying hatred and pushing just right buttons have their free speech. Yet the patriotic loving citizens that are part of this beautiful country and have religious tolerance and do not have hateful hearts should also speak out and show we elect leaders who do not hold these nuts as anything other than hateful instigators.

    No, we should not legislate any such thing and if that idiot wants to incite hatred and endanger our troops and citizens abroad ... that is his his hateful and ugly mindset.

    Let all of us .... condemn the hatemongers on both sides trying to take us off the path of tolerance and making a better world by marginalizing them and let them be condemned by the majority of thoughtful, patriotic and loving people.
    Last edited by Turin; 09-16-12 at 02:08 AM.

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    re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Simple question (I hope it's obvious I mean the Prophet Muhammed, I just couldn't include that in the title due to space limitations)?

    Edit: Crap, I hit "go" before I had a chance to post the poll (and it won't let me delete my OP, so I can try again). Can a poll still be added?

    Edit2: Ok, I figured it out.
    I have a better idea. anyone who engages in riots or violence because someone made fun of their Prophet ought to be terminated with extreme prejudice. If you think its proper to kill others or destroy property because someone called some guy who supposedly existed 1400 or so years ago a "pimp" you need to be extinct yesterday

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    re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Let's be fair and outlaw all religion. Why do people think they need a religion to pray to God?
    does that include the worship of big brother and his vicar on earth FDR or Obama?

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