Members of the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City tell 41 Action News they have good reasons for wanting to limit first amendment rights. They said their petition to ban language that defames, insults or provokes violence has been sparked by a video that has caused outrage across the globe…
Around 350 local Muslims have signed the online petition asking the federal government to limit American’s freedom of speech by banning language that attacks anyone’s religion. The group is calling on President Obama to draw a line between free speech and hate speech.
“We want people to be free to say what they want but we need responsibility here. There’s a big difference between criticism and hate,” Kohia added.
“It is quite unfortunate and quite objectionable that such a comment has been made after showing the Golden Temple,” Ravi was quoted stating. “The Golden Temple is the Sikh community’s most sacred place. Even our Prime Minister (Manmohan Singh, also a Sikh) went there for prayers in the New Year. I believe that the person who has shown (this episode) is not that ignorant. The American government should also look at this kind of thing.”
While Ravi said he had not seen that episode personally and only heard about it from members of the Sikh community in the US, he added, “I wish this kind of thing is not shown by any media in the US. Freedom does not mean hurting the sentiments of others… This is not acceptable to us and we take a very strong objection for such a display of an important place like the Golden Temple. The Indian Embassy is fully aware of it and they will take it up with the State Department.”
There are those who will say, sure, Leno was tough on the bishop, but what do you expect from a late-night talk show host? After all, had there been no wrongdoing, there would have been no wise crack. This view is seriously mistaken.
The most serious cases of the sexual abuse of minors currently taking place are among Orthodox Jewish rabbis in Brooklyn, yet Leno would never tell a joke at their expense. The rate of HIV/AIDS among homosexuals is 50 times higher than in the rest of the population, yet Leno would never tell a joke at their expense. [Note: making such jokes would be equally offensive.] But if there is one wayward Catholic clergyman, it’s not only acceptable to ridicule him, it’s okay to mock the teachings of the Catholic Church.
I find any movies, videos, cartoons and literature that mock religions such as Islam and the prophet Muhammed (pbuh), tasteless, disrespectful and completely unacceptable…
They have both come out and publicly said that the video is offensive, disgusting, and reprehensible.
Today it’s a film and cartoons mocking Islam and the prophet Muhammed (pbuh).
Tomorrow it could be mocking Christians and Jesus. Next week it could be mocking Juddaism.
Next month it could be mocking Hinduism.
I, therefore, believe the mocking of any religions or religious icons should be made illegal by not only the British government, but also by the European and worldwide governments.
So many innocent people have needlessly lost their lives already during some angry protests and demonstrations around the world. That is why the mocking of religions and religious figures needs to stop now.
Let us for the moment leave aside the issue of free speech and concentrate instead on the insanity of letting the terrorists win. For make no mistake, terrorism is what we’re dealing with here.
As the alter boy is leaving to go home, the priest says, “See you later alligator!” The alter boy replies, “In a while pedophile!”
We should hold our tongues now because religious zealots have no sense of humor? We should halt our tasteless jokes about priests raping alter boys why? Because if we don’t, they’ll rape more of them? We should refrain from mocking other religions lest they kill each other over illogical interpretations of their imaginary gods’ supposed edicts, conversations and midnight mutterings? Do we have that correct?
We should not joke because a fig newton of some lost soul’s waking nightmare said so?
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not laugh too much, for laughing too much deadens the heart.” (Saheeh al-Jaami’, 7312)
Holy Bacon, Batman!! Not happenin’!
Q. What do you call a Islamic fundamentalist who owns a camel and a goat?
When Ratigan’s photographic hobby was laid bare across the local newsprint last year, and Finn did not deign to so much as spank him, we opined then religion was but an early humanoid survival trait (H. monastic) that had yet to deselect. Our advice was to simply shun such creatures.
However, in retrospect it’s obvious we should have added that it is also important to make fun of these superstitious numb-skulls every chance you get.
Mock them shamelessly, every day.
Mock them to their faces, mock them in print, mock them on radio and television, mock them on the Goodyear blimp. Mock them on Twitter, Instagram, Firefly, FB and MySpace. 1 Mock their institutions, their ceremonies, their funny clothes and their odd facial hair pursuits.
Mock them as you mock the Star Wars fanbois at the office; mock them as you would those stupid Twilight/Mad Men/Walking Dead followers; mock them as people mock you for your Game of Thrones addiction. Mock them like we mocked Obama for channelling his inner Al Green.
Mock each and all religion religiously, assiduously, perpetually until they get the message: your particular brand of insanity does NOT get to rule over all other brands of insanity.
We do not have or intend to shut up/not publish that cartoon or editorial simply because it goes against some ancient scribble in one of The WatchTower’s very first tracts. Further more? Piss off: at least in name, this is still a democracy – you do NOT have the right to not be offended. That is NOT in the Constitution. Get the fuck over yourselves.
If you can’t do that, please feel free to self immolate at any time; feel free to move to another country. If you’re already in another country, great!! Please feel free to quietly riot, pillage and murder your own kind: that’s pretty much a total win-win for mankind.
Mock all religions everywhere every day until we reach the point that the vast majority of the citiznery of every country in the world has no fear, ever again, of its power.
Mock them until such time as it becomes glaringly obvious to even the most willfully myopic there isn’t a hair’s worth of difference between a ‘religious’ service and a furry convention. 2
And don’t stop.
The Innernetz has already exposed the glaring venality and stupidity of religion to a broader audience than once thought possible. More importantly the ‘netz has made perfectly clear religion’s incestous relationship with governments in dampening dissent; if you think that’s only happening overseas, rub the sleep from your eyes.
Wake up, people. And keep mocking.
Otherwise the terrorists win.