Saskatoon Muslims say religious insults are hate speech

A group of Saskatoon Muslims say insults to religion are not freedom of expression and should be considered hate speech.

Roughly 75 Muslims gathered outside Saskatoon City Hall on Sunday to protest the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Islam prophet Muhammad.

The new issue has a cartoon of Muhammad, with a tear running down his cheek and a sign that reads “Je Suis Charlie.” Followers of Islam consider depictions of their prophet insulting or even a sin.

The Saskatoon protest lasted approximately 45 minutes with members slowly filtering in following afternoon prayers. On one side of the gender divided protest, men held white signs reading “free speech has limits,” and men and women quietly sang prayers.

Protest organizer Mustafa Mustaan said he welcomes intellectual debate, but insults against faith should not be part of free speech…

So, we must adapt to them, rather than them adapting to us.

Keep talking, idiots, this is exactly the way fuel a “backlash.” Get it through your head: no one else gives a damn about your wretched “prophet.”  

With all that it is going on abroad, there has never been a worse time to try sell your fake “religion of peace.”  

We are sick of Islam and sick of your distorted priorities, that place a higher value on being spared the sight of a stupid cartoon than on human life itself.  

If this not a culture clash, I don’t what is.

  • Dear Muslims, Mohammed blows goats in Hell.

    • Frau Katze

      This one really irritated me.

      • Martin B

        You’re eloquent when you’re angry, Frau Katze!

        “We are sick of Islam and sick of your distorted priorities, that place a higher value on being spared the sight of a stupid cartoon than on human life itself”

        Perfectly said.

      • Well spoken, Frau Katze!

  • Exile1981

    Actually Mo himself had no issue with depictions of himself or anyone else in art; it wasn’t until the 1600’s that a caliph decided that images of mo where bad and he ordered them all destroyed. I suspect it was because at the time a lot of from life images still existed and they showed him as having a scraggly beard, unlike later stories and they showed someone who appeared less than stellar in the intelligence department; by ordering the images destroyed and making it illegal to make new ones they effective were able to re-brand mo as larger than life rather than as the creepy guy he looked like.

    • Censored_often

      What mohamsandwich the asshole thought or said or didn’t think or didn’t say doesn’t matter! Folks, let’s move on and acknowledge that Islam is the cult of satan and deal with it now.

      • Exile1981

        Actually in a way it does matter. In this case we have clear evidence and proof that the muslims who are up in arms are actually lying or misrepresenting their own cults teachings.

        What I am proposing is that every time they whine about someone depicting Mo that we point out that it isn’t actually against the rules to depict him and then tell them to STFU about it.

        • Censored_often

          Fair enough. However, it is clear that at times in Muslim history the so-called prophet was depicted artistically. Even if that wasn’t the case, sharia law is not our law.

          • Exile1981

            I agree, it’s not our law; but by being able to point out that it’s not actually part of the koran and therefore should not be part of sharia law either then we can tell them they have no leg to stand on.

        • ron ban

          Disagree. Even if MO didnt have a problem with cartoons, he probably had issues with a whole bunch of other stuff civilized people do.
          What Mo likes or dislikes is immaterial. A better argument would be.. “Your Mo is a dirty pedophile and we civilized people delight in doing the exact opposite of what he would like”

  • Canadian

    Your religion is an insult!

  • They’re having an “open Mosque” over at Jamal Badawi’s new place here in Halifax. I’m considering popping in for a look-see, but they want me to wear a stupid thing on my hair and I’m not sure I can stomach it.

    • Karmel

      Go in wearing a tuque or hat of your choice. No need for their stupid thing.

    • eMan14

      Go for it. Think of it like wearing a gasmask in a poison gas mine. You can choose not to wear it, but you may be in danger if you don’t.
      Don’t ask for the Mohammad colouring book.

    • Exile1981

      If they want you to were one of those exploding vests, just say no.

  • Karmel

    It’s an attempted takeover!

  • roccolore

    According to Muslims, everything is “hate speech.:

  • Minicapt

    Comments on the errors of Mohammedanism are not “insults against faith”; claims by the Mohammedan concerning Jewish prophets and Christian doctrines are.


  • Raymond Hietapakka

    NEWSFLASH! …Muzzle’ems March Against iSlamic Violence…

  • ron ban

    This is the proper counter to them. RISE CANADA also did a picket re the Muhammad cartoons. A bit different from theirs though…