The Unconventional Thinking On Making Fun Of Prophet Muhammad
|Stained glass at St John the Baptist's Anglican Church http://www.stjohnsashfield.org.au, Ashfield, New South Wales. Illustrates Jesus' description of himself "I am the Good Shepherd" (from the Gospel of John, chapter 10, verse 11). This version of the image shows the detail of his face. The memorial window is also captioned: "To the Glory of God and in Loving Memory of William Wright. Died 6th November, 1932. Aged 70 Yrs." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
It is China's tragedy that free speech is not in its arsenal. Free speech is the most fundamental tenet of democracy. Everything else flows from it.
But when was the last time I saw someone make fun of Jesus? When I was the last time I saw cartoons of Jesus?
Black people getting stereotyped is considered bad. Free speech but bad speech.
Islam is a religion like Christianity. And it deserves an equal pedestal of respect.
Western democracies are Christian countries. It is so obvious when you walk around. Islam is going to have a major presence in the Arab democracies, and I am talking democracies with rights for women, democracies with space for opposition. Modern democracies.
Talking shit about Islam has to be put in the same category as talking shit about black people. Muslims should not be made to feel out of place just because they are Muslim. Most Muslims, like most Christians, just want to share cat videos online.
Don't make fun of the Muslim religion if you are not making fun of your own. Have respect.
There is an Islamism that rhymes with fascism, and there is an Islamophobia that rhymes with homophobia.