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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 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.
    The premise of this poll is so asinine it doesn't even deserve a "no" answer.
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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDubya View Post
    No, what is directly responsible for violence is violent and ignorant people who don't value human rights.

    The filmmaker bears no responsibility for the reactions of others whatsoever. His film may be crap, but he's allowed to make crap.
    Isn't it possible in the USofA to be charged with a crime for conspiring to kill the president?
    Without ever leaving your bedroom, can't you be charged with a crime for simply blogging about such a thing?

    No shots fired, never being closer than 1000 miles away, but just discussing over the phone, or through the internet can't you be charged with 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 Mycroft View Post
    The premise of this poll is so asinine it doesn't even deserve a "no" answer.
    A no vote would have taken a lot less time than this post. Thanks for caring.

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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
    Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime
    Hell no.The USA is not Canada or some Eurotrash country that ****s on the right to free speech. There is no such thing as a Right to not be offended.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post

    Why can't the people who made that movie be held accountable?
    I don't really sympathize with your inability to come down on either side of the issue. It's on you.

    But, given your equal consideration of both sides of the issue, I'm surprised you made the above statement but didn't mention holding accountable those who would perpetrate the violence.
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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
    A no vote would have taken a lot less time than this post. Thanks for caring.
    A "no" vote would have given credence to the poll that I don't think it deserves.
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    re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Muhammed a Crime? [W:636]

    Whatevs...back to the discussion.

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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 Mycroft View Post
    A "no" vote would have given credence to the poll that I don't think it deserves.
    Considering the fact that there are countless examples in various threads of people who are certainly edging very close to a "yes" in their actual argumentation, and some who are arguing a very strong "yes" in these same threads, I don't see such a poll as asinine at all.
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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    I'm surprised you made the above statement but didn't mention holding accountable those who would perpetrate the violence.
    That's not what this thread is about.

    Please don't infer that my comment was in any way supportive of those who actually committed the violence and murder.

    Isn't inciting violence a crime?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Isn't inciting violence a crime?
    So, you are saying that this filmmaker went to Libya et al and encouraged people to riot?


    That's a new one.
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