I was reading in another thread about a Danish newspaper that made some extremely insulting cartoons of the holy Prophet Muhammed, I as a Muslim find this compeletly unacceptable, Others believe that one should be able to say whatever they want regardless of the offense it causes.
So lets just say for instance I was to say "I hate Niggers!" Is that freedom of speech? In my view its complete racism not freedom of speech! However the liberals seem to think that saying such things are acceptable and bashing anything and everything in the name of freedom of speech is fine.
In my view freedom of speech ceases to be freedom of speech when you begin to insult someone or thier feelings, There is so much hipocrisy on the part of western nations when it comes to 'freedom of speech', Take UK where I live for example, It is a crime to give sermons on Fridays after Juma prayers that seem to promote extremist views, What happened to 'freedom of speech' there? So you see whilst these western nations are beating thier chests and using 'freedom of speech' as a ruse to insult and upset our religious or racial feelings they are at the same time simultaneously putting down all 'freedom of speech' that attacks or contrasts with thier views,
When all is said and done, There is no real 'freedom of speech' only 'freedom of speech' to attack concepts or religions/races that are alien to them, Using 'freedom of speech' to attack thier native religion/race or values is seen as incitement or extremism.
I know what you folks are going to say; "If you dont like it, Leave". But that still doesnt answer the double standards or the hypocrisy that exists in western society does it? Its very much like America claiming to be a beacon of light and freedom for te world, nevermind the fact that blacks were enslaved for 400 years, the native people were exterminated or the fact that until only recently blacks and others were not even allowed to walk on the same streets as whites, Then if an African american was to complain about the hypocrisy, A WASP would reply: "Go back to Africa! If you dont Like it".
Yeah thats gonna work!