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Submitted by B. Williame (Belgium), Mar 25, 2008 at 09:44

"Submitted by Architect (moslem) (United Kingdom), Mar 21, 2008 at 17:19

reading your comment just made me smile. if you believe that Europeans enjoy freedom of opinion, here is a question for you to measure your scale of freedom:

- can you challenge the holocaust? what happened to those who dare ? (including historians and philosophers)?.

there is no absolute values in this world. if Europe want to live with other nations, it has to learn more and abandon hypocrisy.

As a Moslem, i did something simple, i don't buy Danish products. i am free too :), did this make any difference?, i think about 2B$ loss to Denmark and some jobs were lost too.

Regards"

Well as you just pointed out the real freedom of expression is allready damaged. But your free to discuss the holocaust with me if you want. though I sence it might be pointless.

There are still survivors of it, eye witnesses and many documents. Philosophers and alleged historians chalenging a well documented fact, seems more trying to bring up a lie for other purposes then the truth to me.

You are free to spend your money how ever you want. But socially are you then still free?

There is a festivity we call CARNIVAL, it dates back from the medieval age. Where it was called "the day of the fools" So It is cultural. During that day people mocked anything and everything they liked.

(I know it is still celebrated in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium)

So we have a culture where mockery of Muslims, Christians, state, police, the lot, can be joked over by on that day. That some go on beyond that day... well.. you do remain muslim the entire year, no?

As you demand us to respect yours, then why don't you respect our culture and mock your own religion on that day?(when living in one of those country's)

Time to drop your own hypocrisy. Let us know when you feel ready.

Regards

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