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in response to reader comment: WHY.WHY,WHY why did they show that film of prophet muhammmad in america?

Submitted by donvan (United States), Oct 8, 2012 at 18:14

So you get .."Upset and angry" about an image unfavorable to Muhammed on Youtube. Perhaps that is because in the United Kingdom you haven't gotten around to an enumeration what your rights are. Here in the upstart colonies, we decided that I can insult anyone, anytime, anywhere, and unless I commit libel, or cause another person actual loss, too bad.

I am insulted all the time. Especially by those who would 'Submit" to the Muhammedian. ... I trust that I have insulted Muhammed, how absurd. The guy is DEAD, how does one insult a corpse? What you suggest is that you want to control my speech, and I have a piece of paper, from July 4th 1776, which I and millions of other have fought for and given their lives, and you think I would refrain MY speech for fear of insulting a corpse? That would be truly insulting to those who do and have defended my RIGHT to do so. Have a pint of warm beer and relax.

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