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Free Speech vs. I'm Offended prosecution

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in response to reader comment: Must Choose -- Free Speech -- OR -- the Right Not to be Offended -- Can't Have Both

Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Feb 1, 2008 at 00:59

Sofa Sogood,

You're exactly spot-on, and I enjoyed your letter. Very good.

To my view, the violent Muslim reaction that results from derrogatory cartoons of Mohammed, etc., reveals the arrogance and dictatorial base of their religion; their judgment and demand that ALL must show respect towards their Allah.

Is Allah so weak that he needs his followers to defend his honor? Islam does not provide the strength of character to not be concerned with other's opinions and insults? Media is more powerful, and a threat, to Islam? Let alone, does Islam provide confidence and strength regardless of circumstance?

"Can I sue, or should I riot?" Given the placation given in Europe, Canada, and possibly, if trends continue, the U.S., both will be the tools of Islam. So much for Allah.

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