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Thursday, February 09, 2006

Laws to protect Islam

A mass organised protest in Beirut against those Danish cartoons of Muhammad has just taken place in which

"The leader of the Hezbollah militant group told the crowd demonstrations must continue until Europe passed laws banning insults to Muhammad."

These are the same demonstrations for which the death count is 12. Over some cartoons.

At least the lines are drawn. It becomes, sadly, clearer by the day that this is an issue hijacked by Islamofascists. They do not represent all Muslims by a long-shot and we must work with the more moderate ones to develop a strong coalition to see off this threat.

Sadly there are still spineless sell-outs.

EU Justice and Security Commissioner Franco Frattini has called on the media across the European Union to adopt a voluntary code of conduct to prevent such rows in the future.
By doing so, "the press will give the Muslim world the message: We are aware of the consequences of exercising the right of free expression", he told the UK's Daily Telegraph newspaper.

"We can and we are ready to self-regulate that right," Mr Frattini added.

The real message we will send is "we're happy to do what you want so long as you make enough noise". I have seen no rational argument in favour of so restricting freedom of expression. All such supine braying does is encourage further pressure from those who would Islamise the world.

4 Comments:

At 1:18 pm, Blogger John East said...

"I have seen no rational argument in favour of so restricting freedom of expression."

That's because there isn't one.

I've seen many Muslims interviewed over the last week or so, and they always give the same answer, "Because it's offensive."

Tough.

Without discussion and debate, often heated and offensive, our society would be frozen in the dark ages like theirs. We would never have had the enlightenment, and science, technology and our resulting wealth would have been held back by centuries.

 
At 4:43 pm, Blogger Edward said...

Indeed. We must be careful we don't get pulled back that way by pandering too them, whilst still being reasonable and respectful.

 
At 11:28 pm, Blogger Chris Palmer said...

All this violence over a few cartoons (which was mainly stirred up by the Islamic Imans in Denmark, forwarding emails of the cartoons to Muslims around the world, months after their original publication.) What will happen when the free world gets down to the task of really scrutinising Islam? How violent will Muslims become then?

Read the comment I made here:

http://politicalcrossroads.blogspot.com/2006/02/blasphemous-rumours.html#comments

 
At 1:23 am, Blogger Edward said...

Good point, Chris. Interesting site...

 

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