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Friday, March 3, 2017

Saskatoon Muslims rally saying free speech has limits..."No it does not"

SASKATOON – Some members of Saskatoon’s Muslim community say there is no true right to free speech. Holding signs that said “Freedom of speech has limits” and “Insults aren’t freedom of speech,” the group rallied Sunday outside of city hall.

While they say they condemn the recent attack in Paris against the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing depictions of the prophet Muhammad, rally-goers said the magazine’s cartoons went too far.

“We have to stop it, and we have to come to an intellectual debate,” said organizer Mustafa Mustaan.

“Whoever defends this insult has to know that they are accepting intellectual defeat because we, as human beings, are not to insult, but to intellectually debate each other.”

The group says Islam continues to face an unfair onslaught of insults daily.

“The insult is when my beliefs are made fun of, that’s when I’m insulted,” said Mustaan. “Insults in general are not allowed for anyone and should not be accepted for anyone.”
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 The Irony of all this...
"They are using free speech too try to limit others free speech"....

The point to free speech is to realize your point of view will be criticized and to respond with reasonable debate to counter said criticism... 
Try to limit free speech and your inviting resentment, hatred and even violent reaction.
What these people have to realize is this, once a society has evolved under democracy and specially free speech, the rights of a free people is no longer dependent on it's government passing laws, it is imprinted into an individuals character which he or she defends on his or her own, without the intrusion of those who consider themselves our betters...(aka; the elitists)
There will always be a debate on the character of a different system, the job of these newcomers is not to limit criticism but to explain through debates and never...never... try to"impose" it's ways on the new land, this invites backlash.
It takes time for a foreign viewpoint to adapt itself to a new land, such a system must have patience and with time find a way to fit into it's new surrounding. It is not the job of the established population with it's way of life to adapt themselves to limitations.
"No one has the right to criticize islam" is contradictory to our way of life and understanding of democracy; and muslins, specially the radicals must understand this, "if" they are ever to fit in...
Otherwise the limits they try to impose could be turned against them...
In a healthy democracy everyone has a place, there is a difference though on the freedom to do what you will in your own home vs the ones in public....
Political correctness has shown us it's dark sides, an increase in resentment, even hatred and that has the danger of inviting violence in a few nuts...
For example; If a woman wants to hide her femininity in public with a scarf so be it, no one is going to criticize it, as long as if a woman wants to show her femininity in public is respected and accepted.
Impose one over the other and you limit freedom of expression and freedoms...
Free speech is an integral part of democracy and freedom of expression...
That is called...DEMOCRACY...

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The N.C. Chronicles is an opinion site, we try to offer rational thought true debate...


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