Comments on: No rules and no regrets for French cartoonists in Prophet Mohammad storm http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/09/19/no-rules-and-no-regrets-for-french-cartoonists-in-prophet-mohammad-storm/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: breezinthru http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/09/19/no-rules-and-no-regrets-for-french-cartoonists-in-prophet-mohammad-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-60067 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:49:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=26450#comment-60067 If there was a religion that respected truth and freedom of expression, I would give it my respect.

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By: CapitalJ http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/09/19/no-rules-and-no-regrets-for-french-cartoonists-in-prophet-mohammad-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-59956 Thu, 20 Sep 2012 03:42:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=26450#comment-59956 Lighten up people, life is too short to be fanatical about any of this. The first thing we need to do when we move to a new country is learn to laugh at ourselves. Perhaps immigration should implement a mandatory “lighten up” class.

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By: kafantaris http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/09/19/no-rules-and-no-regrets-for-french-cartoonists-in-prophet-mohammad-storm/comment-page-1/#comment-59873 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 23:05:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=26450#comment-59873 The key element of the right to free speech is that it be independent of its content, and that it be applied equally across the board — no matter what the subject being discussed — or who agrees or disagrees with what is being said.
The French government, therefore, violated this basic rule when it prevented Muslims from peacefully protesting in France. Though it may have done this to keep the peace, this is not a good enough reason to cut off free speech and peaceful assembly.
France should thus reverse course and allow Muslims to protest — to prove its tolerance for dissent and to show how things are done in a mature, civilized country.

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