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At U.N., Muslim world questions Western freedom of speech
Reuters ^ | September 28, 2012 | John Irish

Posted on 09/29/2012 7:48:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this week arguing that the West was hiding behind its defense of freedom of speech and ignoring cultural sensitivities in the aftermath of anti-Islam slurs that have raised fears of a widening East-West cultural divide.

A video made in California depicting the Prophet Mohammad as a fool sparked the storming of U.S. and other Western embassies in many Islamic countries and a deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan this month. The crisis deepened when a French magazine published caricatures of the Prophet.

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said it was time to put an end to the protection of Islamophobia masquerading as the freedom to speak freely.

"Unfortunately, Islamophobia has also become a new form of racism like anti-Semitism. It can no longer be tolerated under the guise of freedom of expression. Freedom does not mean anarchy," he told the 193-nation U.N. General Assembly on Friday.

Egypt's newly elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, voiced similar sentiments in his speech on Wednesday.

"Egypt respects freedom of expression, freedom of expression that is not used to incite hatred against anyone," he said...

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: History; Islam; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; bhoun; blasphemy; blasphemylaw; egypt; islam; istanbulprocess; mohamedmursi; mohammedmorsi; morsi; mursi; muslimbrotherhood; muslims; muslimworld; obama; pakistan; turkey; waronterror
And our so-called president agrees with them!
1 posted on 09/29/2012 7:48:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Considering that the majority of the membership in the UN are from Muslim countries, what do you expect. Freedom of speech is so alien to these cretins.


2 posted on 09/29/2012 7:55:31 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Freedom of speech would be the death of Islam


3 posted on 09/29/2012 7:56:07 PM PDT by molson209
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To: doc1019

They can question it all they want to. I’m not giving up MY rights because our muslim president wants to play patty cake with terrorists..


4 posted on 09/29/2012 7:57:08 PM PDT by cardinal4 (If Baraq Hussein Obama had a son he would look like Rageboy)
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To: doc1019

Unreal. How do Christians and Jews fare in muslim countries?
Why do we coddle these violent morons?


5 posted on 09/29/2012 7:59:00 PM PDT by Mr. Peabody
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The “Western World” - in effect ALL of the world except Islamic Countries in this context - should be questioning THESE hypocrites who MURDER people for proselytizing or handing out non_Muslim texts in the ISLAMIC world.

I HATE these lying hypocritical bastards.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If I had money I’d send Morsi a truckload of ear plugs and a note that instructions on how to insert them.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 8:18:44 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
fears of a widening East-West cultural divide.

Widening? Indeed. What an insipid thing for this writer to say.

OH, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;

Kipling got it.

9 posted on 09/29/2012 8:20:55 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Mr. Peabody

“Why do we coddle these violent morons?”

many want us to believe the lie that Islam is a religion.

More people need to see this and gain a greater awareness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Qpy0mXg8Y
It is a sound 45 minute investment.


10 posted on 09/29/2012 8:22:32 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We need to get out of the UN, kick them out of NYC and fogedaboutit.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 8:24:41 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: doc1019

see #10, you might have seen the vid , I dunno. Great investment. In his conclusions he points to the correlation between Islam’s growth and the death of civilizations.


12 posted on 09/29/2012 8:28:03 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If only we had a President like my idol Ann Barnhardt...*sigh*

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f48_1347798609


13 posted on 09/29/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: himno hero

I have a CD copy.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 8:30:23 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: doc1019

Right on! More need to be aware.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 8:34:54 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: doc1019

It’s just the Muslim world hopping on board , don’t forget Obama and Pelosi have been complaining about freedom of speech for years now


16 posted on 09/29/2012 8:36:10 PM PDT by molson209
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Questions?
Hogwash. He did not question freedom of expression. He challenged its core legitimacy. Because its core legitimacy is ONLY found when the speech in question is something you disagree with.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 8:37:21 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: molson209

Democrats have been complaining about freedom of speech since the beginning of their party.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 8:39:12 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why does the “press” continue the Big Lie, when the whole world knows it is a LIE??


19 posted on 09/29/2012 8:40:22 PM PDT by eyeamok
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right. Just let them try it. They have no idea what a country will do when they deny them their free speech rights because of a religion. The Obamination can write all the executive decrees he wants but anti-Islamic speech will know no bounds.


20 posted on 09/29/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mohamed need not be “depicted” as a fool, nor his adherants as inbred idiots.


21 posted on 09/29/2012 9:03:24 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Based on what the Koran tells Islamists to do, one can only conclude that Mohamed who supposedly wrote it was an evil and backward jackass.

And that is just based on what is in his book. In real life he must have been a complete jerk. God does not want people to live by the atrocious Koranic rules. That is why what has followed thebKoran is centuries of armed conflict, against the evil teachings of Mohamed and Islamist doctrine.

Every single society of whatever faith that encounters Islam, ends up in armed conflict against the perverted hatred and sin filled Islamists. Whether Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Sikh or whatever, the Islamist always resort to unprovoked violence based on the teachings of the pathological Mohamed. His legacy is bloodshed and enslavement, cruelty to women, and death to every other religion’s believers. In the Middle Ages Spain had it right: drive the Islamists out, completely from your homeland. There can be no tolerance because of the immense moronic ignorance of the Islamist heretic Mohamed and adherents to his criminal teachings in the Koran.

And the Resident of the United States has no standing to defend terrorism by Islamists on the floor of the United Nations. In fact, Islamist terrorism must be condemned and punished without mercy. Mohamed via the Koran brainwashed his followers to be serial killers and a free society must reject that evil.


23 posted on 09/29/2012 9:35:50 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m praying real hard for an “East-West cultural divide.”


24 posted on 09/29/2012 9:36:02 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: ZULU

And our congresscritters remain asleep at the wheel only interested in their political careers.


25 posted on 09/29/2012 9:43:38 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah. We shouldn’t allow freedom of speech to Muslims.


26 posted on 09/29/2012 9:44:57 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: eyeamok

The “press” and islam are in bed together.

The MSM is afraid to publish anything negative about islam for fear that it will jeopardize the lives of their press agents in the muslim world.


27 posted on 09/29/2012 9:56:37 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: molson209

Suprisingly, Obama gave a stunning and wonderful defense of free speech at the UN last week. Blew me away.


28 posted on 09/29/2012 10:07:13 PM PDT by MarMema (eh.)
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To: FlyingEagle

Your observations describe the official religion for the New World Order. Why else would it be afforded special rights by deference, inference, edict or decree?

Sharia law...A perfect tool for the Satanic elite.


29 posted on 09/29/2012 11:04:22 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Michael Berry: Why I Won't Pander To Muslims

Listen to the MP4 HERE

Michael Berry is spot on.

Good Hunting... from Varmint Al

30 posted on 09/30/2012 8:39:55 AM PDT by Varmint Al
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To: doc1019
Democrats have been complaining about freedom of speech since the beginning of their party.

Because they don't want to be exposed for what they are. And they hate the 2nd Amendment because we the people will have a breaking point one day and they will pay.
31 posted on 09/30/2012 2:43:58 PM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: 353FMG

Its OUR fault for having allowed THEM to make Office-Holding a JOB and a BUSINESS!


32 posted on 10/01/2012 6:14:33 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ZULU

But they should be woken up and told that when sharia law is established, these congresscritters have no longer a job to go to and neither do the people.

Have you heard of any muslim country that is economically viable and that has democratically elected congresscritters?


33 posted on 10/01/2012 8:31:00 AM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: 353FMG

“Have you heard of any muslim country that is economically viable ............”

GOOOD POINT!

What kind of modern industry, medical or scientific research, or consumer product is EVER produced in Islamic Countries?

They only expert what they can pick from the earth - dates, oil, cashew nuts and pistacchios. Maybe rugs.

THAT’S IT. 1500 years of existence and aside from murder, mayhem and terror they can only produce THOSE.

Barbarians and savages


34 posted on 10/01/2012 1:59:15 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ZULU

EVEN THE WEAPONS they use they buy from other people.

They can’t create or make ANYTHING.


35 posted on 10/01/2012 2:00:19 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Mr. Peabody

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asia_Bibi


36 posted on 10/01/2012 2:20:12 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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