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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 rocket88 View Post
    I'm not saying it's legally incitement. But to say that nobody knew this would happen.

    South Park and Family Guy routinely offend all religions. Nice try to make this about the horrible persecution you are under as a white Christian male.
    I'm not a white Christian male, and have said nothing about horrible persecution. I simply brought up a salient example that reveals the complete hypocrisy of those who create the sorts of double standards you are furthering here.
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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 Gardener View Post
    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.
    And, in fact, Gardener, I've been seeing enough people close to saying that very thing that I just wanted to cut to the chase and see how prevelant that position really is here. I'm heartened by the results so far.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    not only no, but hayulls' no. This isn't Canada.
    I do agree with you on this point.

    I notice that the state of California has introduced new laws which make any criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic that can result in a jail sentence.

    You must be utterly furious at this legal development?

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

    Of course it should. There are 4 people dead because the government lacks the balls to detain a person that deliberately inflames others to violence.
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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    I do agree with you on this point.

    I notice that the state of California has introduced new laws which make any criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic that can result in a jail sentence.

    You must be utterly furious at this legal development?
    utterly furious? nope, just hopeful that it get's struck down as quickly as possible. If it doesn't get struck down, then i'll be ticked.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I'm not a white Christian male, and have said nothing about horrible persecution. I simply brought up a salient example that reveals the complete hypocrisy of those who create the sorts of double standards you are furthering here.
    It's not a salient example. Those shows make fun of everybody's religion. I think they even make fun of atheists.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    not only no, but hayulls' no. This isn't Canada.
    It isn't illegal here only hate speech saying you want x group of people killed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    I do agree with you on this point.

    I notice that the state of California has introduced new laws which make any criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic that can result in a jail sentence.

    You must be utterly furious at this legal development?
    I'd absolutely disagree with doing such a thing (assuming there's not more to it). But then, I also disagree with regulating Happy Meals.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    The protests deaths are only indicative of your complete inability to understand the meaning of a term. You want people arrested here every time some nutjobs protest, do you? Good grief.

    American citizens have been murdered. I think it's important to try to prevent that kind of thing.

    I think it's important to look at the root causes and see what's behind them.

    Yes - it's damn silly for anyone to get that worked up over a worse-than-pathetic piece of youtube trash.
    To kill anyone over a religious difference of opinion is asinine, ignorant, and extremely wrong.

    However, we also know that certain things will trigger those kinds of reactions.

    We should not be purposefully trying to ignite the powder keg simply because we want to show others how stupidly animalistic some people can behave.

    Again, I said I'm on the fence. Torn over this. I can see both sides.

    When you do something well within your rights to do, but you also know damn fvcking well innocent people might/will get killed over it, what's your responsibility?
    And at what point should legal charges be pressed?

    It's well worth looking into I think.

    It's one thing to put your own life at risk. It's quite another to put the lives of many others at risk.

    Being held accountable for your actions. Don't we all support that ideology?

    I am not saying the rioters and murderers over there are not accountable.

    But how can you say the film makers don't bear some level of accountability as well?
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    Re: Should The US Make Speech That's Critical or Disparaging of Mohammed a Crime?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Of course it should. There are 4 people dead because the government lacks the balls to detain a person that deliberately inflames others to violence.
    To be fair, we should have had beefed up security in the middle east over the 9/11 anniversary and it appears we did not. Had that step been taken, regardless of the inflammatory video, we likely wouldn't have 4 dead people, either.
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