- Nov 11, 2005
- Reaction score
- Chicago <-> Israel
- Political Leaning
Peaceful Muslim said:Laws throughout history time have changed like a zillion times when there was a need to change.. how come many countries refused and condemned newspapers who printed the cartoons?
if we didn't do anything about it now tomorrow all european countries will do the same and the US and it will keep going on, isn't it? we have the right to ask for a respect to our prophet and again " i am not justifying the violent actions that took place".. i believe the cartoons are a reflection of what is the picture of Islam outthere and Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) as well..
There are some Muslims now planning to have a campaigne to clarify things about Islam in Denemark through publishing books in their language and setting up conferences for that matter.. i believe its a good start ..
the things is when you make a joke about something it should be at least partialy true for people to laugh isn't it ?
you make a joke about certain people cuz they are cheap, or stubborn or have a certain trademark move or there are also certain situations comedies
if danish people knew the truth i do not think they would've published these cartoons..
I do agree that most of people that think those cartoons are funny are just ignorant, and while i support any effore by danish muslims to show us the true works of muhamed, not of that has anything to do with banning newspaper articles. As i said, im 100% sure that what i think of muhamed is wrong, and im all for fighting steriotypes, but the way to change peoples minds is through explaining to them they are wrong, not through banning the newspaper.
Think for example what would have happened in denmark if there had been no cartoons. If there had been no cartoons the "peacefull" muslims there wouldn't be explaining there side, and most people would remain ignorant. In other words the mere fact that this appeared in the headlines forced some people with preconsidered opinions on muhamed to rethink there position. This is a positive thing that can only arrise from free-speach.
You have also not adressed my previus question:
"Think about it, it would be like me asking you never to read any books becuase i find books offensive, would that make sence?".
especialy since two sides of a conflict almost never agree before hand on what is true and what is not. That is why it is very important for both to be able to state what they beleive.