Discussion in 'The War Room' started by grimballer, Jan 13, 2015.
namely us, uk n english speaking canada.
didnt find anything on australia.
Shut up or I will kill you.. in the name of the most wise and merciful Allah.
hahahahaha . . . so true.
I'd be happy to draw a picture of muhammad and post it anywhere
I think there's a very quiet yet serious response in the works by our governments. Our governments don't just run around yelling Allah Akbar and posting videos of our intent (along with beheadings etc) on youtube. The onus is on each newspaper and website whether or not they print a cartoon.
I'm not entirely surprised that there is self-censorship in the face of violent death threats. Comedians and satirists have been self-censoring for years have been doing this for ages despite what they often claim. I'd certainly think twice about it if I ran a newspaper.
I guess they don't wanna run the risk of another peaceful islamic slaughter.
well done Huff Post
Rustling of jimmies....
I think it is time world goes to war against Muslim culture. Europe needs to step up...I can only count on Germany to take arms. :icon_chee
Far too many people in the comments making what looks like passive-aggressive threats about consequences. Guess they're okay pussyfooting around trying not to "offend" someone in order to placate a bunch of extremist psychopaths.
If you take a pop at someone in the press, they take one back at you. In the press. That's the only consequence you should expect, unless you've actually made threats.
I'd like to provide a little context here.
There is nothing that justifies the use of violence against reporters. Nothing, ever, period. That doesn't change the fact that those cartoons never should have been published, and I'll tell you why.
There is a legitimate sense of fear and distrust in the middle east towards the west. The west has, for the last 60 years, supported brutal tyrants and repressive monarchies in the middle east - and middle eastern people know that. Westerners like to forget about the fact that Saddam was America's puppet, or that the CIA trained Bin Laden - but they know that stuff in the middle east. They haven't forgotten.
The USA likes to brag about their support for the coup in 1953 that led to the overthrow of a democratically elected government in Iran, for example. The CIA still brags about it as an example of a perfectly executed operation.
The brutal, US supported monarchy that replaced Iran's democratically elected government was overthrown in 1979, and now we have the Iran of today. People in the middle east know that, they haven't forgotten, and they aren't happy about it.
Many people in the middle east tend to know that the USA sent money and weapons to support the savage regime of Saddam Hussein. They know the USA supports the house of Saud in Saudi Arabia, another brutal and repressive monarchy. They know the USA supported Mubarak in Egypt. People know these facts. They know the west has a history of almost uniformly supporting dictators and tyrants in the middle east.
People also know that Osama Bin Laden was in Pakistan, and not Afghanistan. The USA invaded Afghanistan to catch Bin Laden, so their invasion was launched under a bullshit pretext. Soon after that invasion, another invasion, in Iraq. There were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq - that's the second invasion of a middle eastern country launched for no good reason inside 10 years.
So for the last 60 years the west been supporting brutal tyrants in the middle east. In the last 15 years the leader of the free world, the USA, has committed two major war crimes by invading two middle eastern countries without the backing of the United Nations and without a proper pretext.
Maybe American's don't care about international law, but weaker, more defenseless countries *do*. People in those regions become especially enraged when the west breaks international law in a way that causes pain to their families.
Now they see western newspapers mocking their prophet, their culture and their entire belief system. Those newspapers should never have printed those cartoons - and not because "it's wrong to offend Islam", but because given the context we're operating in here, it's extremely distasteful to print trite garbage like that. It's like shooting someone and stealing their things, then mocking them and spitting on them.
Those newspapers had every right to print those cartoons consequence free, but they should never have printed them in the first place, for the reasons I listed above.
I was shocked to see Huffington Post Canada printing the Charlie Hebdo Muhammed images. Huffington Post Canada is notorious for attacking white males and bitching about rape culture at every opportunity.
Or not being allowed to depict Muhammad is an incredibly stupid idea and that it should be shown how ridiculous Muslims are for thinking that.
Long live France!!!!
Charlie Hebdo going hard ...
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