Comments on: Germany asks if Islam impedes on freedom of speech Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: David_NYC Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:56:44 +0000 Islam’s greatest strength is its intense paranoia, which is reflected in Gumnaan’s comments.
They’re quite simply scared of thinking about their religion at all, because doing so would show it to be the fraud it was.
Wake up dude. Mohammad was a clever shyster who borrowed bits of Christianity, Judaism and Arabic pantheism to create a virulent religion that would spread like wirefire during a period when there was no larger force to stop it. As soon as the West tried to confront it, it was stopped and driven back — starting with Charles Martell, all the way into the 20th century.
Since then, Muslims have only been able to make progress by the West giving them technology, money and license. They can settle in Europe without assimilating, but are too scared of our freedom to let anyone teach Christianity in their allegedly holy lands.
Islam is like Stalin — utterly paranoid and vicious, concerned with nothing except self-preservation and expansion.
It’s the responsibility of everybody who values freedom to resist this false religion from a false profit, serving a false god.
Who are you Gumnaan, or anyone else in the umma, to say we can’t cricize Mohammed?

By: Rick Wed, 14 Oct 2009 10:32:05 +0000 As science continues to find more fossils, concreting the truth behind the theory of evolution, religion will begin to fade away against the masses of evidence.

Islam doesn’t even believe we came from Monkeys, yet 99% of scientists agree on the fact, and the other 1% are religious.

As we find even more fossils, the religious ‘fossils’ will fall by the wayside where they belong. Maybe not within our lifetime, but within the next 100 years or so.

By: TheBoxer Tue, 13 Oct 2009 18:21:08 +0000 Islamic law impedes on freedom of speech. Islam’s earliest followers assassinated people who spoke out against Muhammad and his new religion. Abu Afak, Abdullah bin Ubai, Ka’b bin Ashraf, Asma bint Marwan, and even a blind man’s slave-mother were all murdered for speaking out against Islam and its prophet. And all of these murders were sanctioned by the prophet himself.

By: Hmmm Fri, 09 Oct 2009 07:14:06 +0000 There is nothing wrong with being able to state belief.

I do not believe Mohammed was a prophet, or that he was really god’s messenger. I believe that the Koran is a book of lies, and has not been proven true. And that Islam is responsible for the brutal killing of countless innocent men, women and children in this year alone.

And people should be free to say these things. It’s called freedom of speech.

By: Hmmm Fri, 09 Oct 2009 01:43:51 +0000 There is nothing wrong with being able to state fact.

Mohammed is believed to be a prophet. But there is no actual evidence that he was really god’s messenger, or that the Koran isn’t a book of lies. And people should be free to say so.

It’s called freedom of speech. And attempts to prevent it sometimes reveal double standards.

By: Hmmm Thu, 08 Oct 2009 13:55:51 +0000 There is nothing wrong with being able to state fact.

Jesus is believed to be the messiah. But there is no actual evidence that proves he was actually the son of god. And people should be free to say so.

It’s called freedom of speech.

By: Maharaj Thu, 08 Oct 2009 08:23:54 +0000 As a German I am utterly disgusted by this show of cowardice.Europe should grow a backbone and stand up for our traditions, values and culture and that includes our right to question, riducle and punish behaviour that is unfit in our societies.

By: Virus Called Commonsense Thu, 08 Oct 2009 07:15:10 +0000 See the topic is freedom of speech and Islam. Yes, Islam impedes on freedom of speech. Why speech only, Islam does not even allow a person to think towards peace as a whole some objective of life.

Second, there is nothing wrong in publishing something which is a right statement. Germany is not Iran and people (not only Germans) but the world has the right to read/ listen to the views of a person, well researched, documented and use his own common sense for judgment.
The curbs on freedom of speech which are stating facts is severely detrimental to interest of democratic common person, entitled to right of good governance, to know what can happen due to rigidity in religion and what government should do in order to stop the same from happening in Germany/ elsewhere.

Any sane person who can think without bias say that the foundation of the religion and the activities of followers of the religion is barbaric, macabre at a macro level. At an individual level, the statement doesn’t stand. And yes, the stand of German publisher is an endorsement that world needs to bear the idiosyncrasies and barbarism of the torch bearers of the religion.

By: Anon Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:47:35 +0000 Tom.

Those “vulgar” comments were to prove a point.

This article discusses the fact that publishers are now afraid to publish comments that critisise or insult Islam. And that Islam may be impeding on freedom of speech of secular media.

As Reuter’s policy of censorship shows, this issue seems to apply to journalism as well. You are refusing to publish comments, simply because they might insult or offend Islam.

And I simply note that when journalism censors itself, it seems a bit ironic. And hammers home the point of this article.

I won’t bother to repeat the comment I hoped to get published. Because it seems unlikely it will be allowed on this forum.

By: Tom Heneghan Wed, 07 Oct 2009 17:25:44 +0000 Some readers are sending in comments that are either vulgar statements or gratuitous provocations or simply off target in this discussion, and they’re then accusing us of censorship for not posting them. This comments page is not a soap box open to anyone who just wants to vent about an issue. We like strong opinions, but we won’t let these ranters turn this into a mud-slinging contest.