View Poll Results: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    #1) there's what, like 20 members of the Westboro Baptist Church. How many 1000's of extremist Muslims are there?
    #2) have the Westboro Baptists killed anyone?
    #3) Maybe it's time to incite some action out of the less extreme Muslims. Maybe they'd start policing themselves more?
    The Westboro church was simply an example. And no, offending Muslims to the point of "self policing" is no strategy to move forward with. We are trying to gain friends in the area not enemies.
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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    In support of all victims of all islamic terrorist actions, should every single media outlet, publication, and private individual start printing/posting/publishing drawings of Muhammed?

    Think about it. If every single person/business/group/corporation with a facebook page, instagram, snap chat, blog, forum, and web page spent a week posting nothing but pictures of Muhammed would it make a statement?

    If every single non-muslim with the means to "protest" in this way banded together and posted pictures, it would number in the billions.

    Would it make any kind of difference? Would it resonate with the Muslim world at all?

    A world-wide grass-roots movement to collectively say "we're not going to submit to terrorist threats" and "we fully support the freedom of speech and freedom of the press/media". Would you participate?

    Is it time for every single non-Muslim to post a cartoon/drawing of Muhammed in a collective gesture of support, and defiance against violence?
    I don't buy into the notion that the CH people "provoked" their own deaths, but... I do think that people going out of their way to antagonize would only cause more problems. I don't remember who said it recently, but the best course of action is to go about our own lives unchanged. In other words, if we don't normally post photos, don't post photos. But if we did/do, then we should continue.

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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    How does the antagonistic expression of mass hatred create understanding and peace?

    I have an idea, one that I don't believe has been attempted in modern times, why don't we, the West, leave the region entirely? Why don't we stop occupying their land, stop overthrowing their governments, stop conspiring and/or outright killing their leaders, stop trying to change their cultures, stop trying to convert them to Christianity, stop destroying their cities, stop killing their people, stop manipulating and/or stealing their natural resources?

    What would the peoples of Europe do, what have they done, when the above happened? They fought back with all they had. What would the US do, what would Canada do if the above happened in North America?

    Leave their region, leave their countries, leave their people, leave their religion alone.










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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?-images-14-jpg

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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    We are trying to gain friends in the area not enemies.
    I would prefer we completely abandon the "area".
    GTFO on every level. No military bases, no consulates, no embassies, no nothing.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.

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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    In support of all victims of all islamic terrorist actions, should every single media outlet, publication, and private individual start printing/posting/publishing drawings of Muhammed?

    Think about it. If every single person/business/group/corporation with a facebook page, instagram, snap chat, blog, forum, and web page spent a week posting nothing but pictures of Muhammed would it make a statement?

    If every single non-muslim with the means to "protest" in this way banded together and posted pictures, it would number in the billions.

    Would it make any kind of difference? Would it resonate with the Muslim world at all?

    A world-wide grass-roots movement to collectively say "we're not going to submit to terrorist threats" and "we fully support the freedom of speech and freedom of the press/media". Would you participate?

    Is it time for every single non-Muslim to post a cartoon/drawing of Muhammed in a collective gesture of support, and defiance against violence?
    I'm not sure. On one hand, it's disrespectful to "flood" the world with images that you know a religion would find particularly heinous (not just offensive). On the other hand, people have the right to publish pics of Muhammed, so this would be one way to get the point of freedom of speech across. On the third hand, it would cause violence. On the fourth hand, there would be too many places and people and pics for the Islamists to focus on any one in particular for a major point.
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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by d head View Post
    Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?-images-14-jpg
    so ?

    you will sleep well tonight .
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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed - CNN.com

    The prohibition again illustrating the Prophet Mohammed began as a attempt to ward off idol worship, which was widespread in Islam's Arabian birthplace. But in recent years, that prohibition has taken on a deadly edge.

    A central tenet of Islam is that Mohammed was a man, not God, and that portraying him could lead to revering him in lieu of Allah.
    Again, here comes the "bitter irony", and SHEER STUPIDITY:

    "The prophet himself was aware that if people saw his face portrayed by people, they would soon start worshiping him," Ahmed told CNN. "So he himself spoke against such images, saying 'I'm just a man.' "

    In a bitter irony, the sometimes violent attacks against portrayals of the prophet are kind of reverse idol-worship, revering -- and killing for -- the absence of an image, said Hussein Rashid, a professor of Islamic studies at Hofstra University in New York.

    In the Quran, there is "no statement from the prophet requesting his image not be recorded,"
    Here's the thing - if you are a Muslim, and you believe it's wrong to draw images of something (anything), don't draw the damn pictures.
    Whatever somebody does who is NOT a Muslim is really none of your damn business.

    People who believe cows are sacred do not go about killing everybody who eats beef.
    People who don't eat fish on Friday don't kill people who eat fish on Friday.
    People who believe alcohol is the Devil's elixir don't try to kill everybody who drinks beer.

    Muslim people MUST be driven to understand that non-Muslims should not be held accountable to Muslim dogma and Muslim "laws". Especially in countries that are NOT predominately Muslim.

    If "Allah" thinks it's wrong for humans to draw pictures of Muhammed, let Allah sort it out in whatever way he see's fit.

    This ideological concept of "kill the infidel - he/she drew a picture that's forbidden" is the epitome of how truly dangerous religion can be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.

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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Why Islam forbids images of Mohammed - CNN.com



    Again, here comes the "bitter irony", and SHEER STUPIDITY:






    Here's the thing - if you are a Muslim, and you believe it's wrong to draw images of something (anything), don't draw the damn pictures.
    Whatever somebody does who is NOT a Muslim is really none of your damn business.

    People who believe cows are sacred do not go about killing everybody who eats beef.
    People who don't eat fish on Friday don't kill people who eat fish on Friday.
    People who believe alcohol is the Devil's elixir don't try to kill everybody who drinks beer.

    Muslim people MUST be driven to understand that non-Muslims should not be held accountable to Muslim dogma and Muslim "laws". Especially in countries that are NOT predominately Muslim.
    If "Allah" thinks it's wrong for humans to draw pictures of Muhammed, let Allah sort it out in whatever way he see's fit.

    This ideological concept of "kill the infidel - he/she drew a picture that's forbidden" is the epitome of how truly dangerous religion can be.
    every decent person agrees with your statement .but lets not open this issue to the discussion .WHO are we to change some basic principles of a religion.and lets not categorize all muslims as islamist bigots.






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    Re: Should we flood the world with images of Muhammed?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    WHO are we to change some basic principles of a religion"
    "We" are the people of the free world who suffer the unfortunate consequences of religious STUPIDITY.


    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    what a stupid thread
    Why are you still participating in a "stupid thread"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.

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