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Old 01-28-2006, 06:44 PM   #1
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Kuwaitis call for boycott of Danish goods

http://www.breakingnews.ie/2006/01/28/story242106.html


{sarcasm} Islam = Religion of Peace {sarcasm}
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laughable. ha.
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Hell, they can boycott. That's a right, too. I wouldn't call the picture of Mohammed with a bomb on his head in particularly good taste. I wonder if I'll see any demonstrations when I'm in Turkey?
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At least a boycott is peaceful.


I do find myself with a sudden need for some Havarti though....
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Hell, they can boycott. That's a right, too. I wouldn't call the picture of Mohammed with a bomb on his head in particularly good taste. I wonder if I'll see any demonstrations when I'm in Turkey?
Free speech doesn't require good taste however.
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Free speech doesn't require good taste however.
precisely. the thought that a religion must be placed beyond reproach is ridiculous.
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Free speech doesn't require good taste however.
I agree. Islamic societies tend to be pretty repressive in the expression department when it comes to taste matters and their Prophet. This stuff would get censored in practically every Islamic country. Freedom of speech doesn't exist in these societies, and in some of them neither does freedom of thought. It's illegal to be an atheist in Saudi Arabia, for example. If you say "there is no God" in Saudi Arabia you're asking for it.
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I agree. Islamic societies tend to be pretty repressive in the expression department when it comes to taste matters and their Prophet. This stuff would get censored in practically every Islamic country. Freedom of speech doesn't exist in these societies, and in some of them neither does freedom of thought. It's illegal to be an atheist in Saudi Arabia, for example. If you say "there is no God" in Saudi Arabia you're asking for it.
Yeah, I'd be doomed there. Hell, I get enough shit as it is here.
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Now them too?

Saudia Arabia has already boycotted us.


Lots of diplomacy going on at the moment as it seems, but our government is firm on this matter; the Danish law will not be changed, there will be no reductions in our civic rights.
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Lots of diplomacy going on at the moment as it seems, but our government is firm on this matter; the Danish law will not be changed, there will be no reductions in our civic rights.
That's good.

I'll go buy some havarti if that will help y'all....
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I'll look for Danish cheese at the store.
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So what's more deserving of anger? Muhammad with a bomb or "Piss Christ"? Or, for a more recent example, the conservative Christian furor over the short-lived NBC series, "The Book of Daniel"? They were ready for a boycott themselves for any advertisers of the series.

Religious zealotry is certainly not limited to Islam.

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No, but if I draw a picture of Jesus masturbating over Mary while being buggered by Joseph the government is not going to have every Christian country demanding an apology for offending those nations sensitivities. It is not going to see UN buerocrats making promises to "fix" the "problem". It is a free speech issue and I am 100% behind the cartoonists and Jyllands Posten and adamently opposed to governments who demand apologies and especially those who give them.

Making a film about Christian misogyny is not going to result in the director being sliced to death in the street and forcing those involved into hiding. I really wish it was in some ways because at least then there would be a genuine cause to say that Christianity and Islam are more or less the same in that respect.
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I listen to DANISH MUSIC 10 hours a day these days







If not for the cold.. i would have gone and settled in Denmark

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