US Ambassador to Libya and his tragic assassination
I disagree that it’s not freedom of speech to make offensive movies. It IS freedom of speech. Religion is an ideology and is as much subject to scrutiny and contempt as any OTHER ideology. Islam’s prophet Mohammad, Christianity’s Jesus, Hinduism’s Ram – ALL religious figures are essentially political, public figures as well. To say that you may not criticize them or say anything against those peop
le is to say that you can’t speak about Obama or the Pope or any public figure out there. Sorry, but that’s just an idiotic demand which translates into religion wanting special rights which other people can’t have and I will not allow that to happen.
Having said that, you DO have the right to be offended and the right to protest and publicly state what you don’t like but you have NO right to kill ANYONE for your offended feelings. It’s like saying you want to kill the fat kid for eating cake just because you are on a diet. “I’m offended” is neither an argument nor a justification. You may NOT kill the diplomats and you may NOT kill the person who made the movie. If you really want to talk about “hate speech,” ban the Quran and the Bible first because nothing speaks of hate speech more than “if you don’t believe in this book you will burn in eternity.” However much I may know that the hell fire/heaven are all fairytales, does NOT mean that those verses are not violent.
If you are going to believe in absurdities, be prepared to face criticism as well. DON’T silence the ones asking questions, come up with answers with evidence that show that their claims are wrong. You do NOT have the right to stifle anyone’s freedom of speech. Human rights are not a democracy and just because something offends you doesn’t mean that the person who is saying the allegedly “offensive” things does not have the right to do so. He was not attacking you as a person. He was attacking Islam as an ideology – something which I do everyday to all religions. And it IS my right to do so.