World Bulletin: ‘US Muslim leaders demand that free speech should respect faith’

‘When you provoke Europe to commit hate crimes against Muslims, then you alienate all Muslims rather that the terrorists alone.’

Freedom of speech and its limits should be balanced with respect to moral values within a community to prevent alienation of a group and the rise of radicalism, say American Muslim leaders.
Since the deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris, several issues have been debated, such as the radicalization of Muslim communities in Europe and freedom of speech and its limits.

Three American Muslim opinion leaders emphasize that freedom of speech has to be ensured and protected but it should not be exploited to insult any faith or belief system.

“There should be a limit but the limit should not be because it will provoke violence, it should be on what a society decides to be the moral limits of the speech,” said Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, a non-partisan research center based in Washington…

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  • luna
    • Frau Katze

      Use of logic is forbidden by Islam.

      • luna

        Saudi imam: “The sword is more truthful than the book”, an exact inversion of “The pen is mightier than the sword.”
        http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/01/saudi-imam-after-charlie-hebdo-murders-many-papers-abandoned-free-speech

        • Frau Katze

          And yet idiot leftists tell me, “all religions go through violent spells. Give them time, they’ll be fine citizens.” From a few days ago at Wondercafe2.

          • luna

            Give them time and they’ll gain access to weapons of mass destruction.

          • Xavier

            Like what, 6 months?

          • Xavier

            1400 years isn’t a “spell”, it’s a tradition.

          • Exile1981

            Or a way of life

          • occupant 9

            That’s right. Give them time, and millions upon millions of dead and maybe, just maybe, Islam will reform. Maybe.

            What is worth that risk???

  • BillyHW

    I don’t think they’re getting the concept.

  • Xavier

    Alrighty then: the limit is “Mo’hound is a goat fucking pedophile and Islam is a violent misogynistic death cult.”

    You Muzloids agree? No terrorism unless that line is crossed?

  • WalterBannon

    We’ll get right on that muslims, as soon as you all go and immolate yourselves.

  • roccolore

    Muslim leaders demand Sharia and “blasphemy laws.”

  • Minicapt

    Gallup Center for Muslim Studies … “non-partisan” …?

    Cheers

    • Frau Katze

      I was wondering about that too.

      • Curly Bill

        Good evening, Frau.

    • John

      One can only assume they think “partisan” is a synonym for Judeo-Christian.

  • pop

    How about, if you don’t like it fxxx off! ?

  • Dear Dalia Mogahed: Fuck. You.

  • dagawker

    Why?

  • Radwan Masmoudi, president of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, a Washington-based think tank dedicated to studying the relationship between Islam and democracy, agreed with Awad.

    “The attack on the cartoonists bothered me more than the cartoons of the Prophet they drew,” Masmoudi said, because the brutal killings were conducted in the name of Islam.

    Well isn’t that fucking big of him.

    • luna

      The brutal killings upset him because they were, “conducted in the name of Islam”.

      I think what he really means is he was okay with killings, but was upset about the bad press they generated for Islam.

      • John

        That’s my take on it as well. The evil only resides in the fact the murders sullied islam’s image. Had the murders been more ‘sanitary’, he’d have been quite pleased.

    • David Murrell

      I like the catch-phrase –relationship between Islam and democracy —
      in the title of Radwan Masnoudi s think tank. There is none.

  • pdxnag

    Just because all of man’s gods are man made does not mean they are all the same. They are certainly as diverse as art. When tyrants make their god they make it in their own image. No tyrant deserves a shield from criticism of their tyranny, even if they slap the label of religion on their cause. If you create or embrace evil then the criticism should scale up, not down, until you reject your evil. Islam, IMHO, is evil and I believe that #IslamCreatesMonsters.

    Save people from Islam, by calling it out as evil.