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Submitted by seyfoe (Netherlands), Oct 21, 2012 at 21:28

This time I just can not understand it. What lies behind the urge to make fun of all the prophets and messengers of Allah( Jesus(puh) said in his language, Ellaha). And you depict it very subjective. There is a difference between anti-semitic( I agree it exists in the muslim world, Specially the countries that were immediately effected by the creation of Israel) and ant-religion hate speech. In the first case it has a deep and political foundation. The middle east is screwed up already because of 1948. But I have never encountered a mockery of Jesus or Moses(peace be upon them) made by a muslim. Thats the difference.

Now back to the why question. What happened here that I see Jesus(puh) acting in South park, Family Guy and all other worldly shallow entertainment. We now even have a commercial picturing Noah(puh) attracting women to his ship. That offends me as a muslim. I used to use that brand of deo. Now I will not anymore. I just wished christians would react the same when Jesus is attacked. That would show your real love for him. I am not suggesting you go out in the streets and burn American an Israeli flags. That is radical. The radical answer on that is to make more mockery of religion and religious people. That happened to the poor early Christians and even Jesus(puh). One big difference between Christianity and Islam is that Islam condemns mockery of the Torah and Bible. We can argue about the authenticity of the Bible, but we are not allowed to mock it. Please, enlighten me and tell me that Christianity says the same thing. Then we can agree fast and make a judeo-christo-islamic law banning all mockery of religion.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
4Where are the riots part two! [224 words]dhimmi no moreOct 24, 2012 15:36200044
6Where are the riots? [68 words]dhimmi no moreOct 23, 2012 09:01199990
whats the reason behind hurting peoples feelings and deep belief [295 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
seyfoeOct 21, 2012 21:28199964
1mr. daniel pipes read this it will help you [240 words]noor essaOct 2, 2012 14:53199392
5Noor Issa needs a lesson. [167 words]PrashantOct 4, 2012 00:41199392
1but you should really read the bible [64 words]proffwenOct 5, 2012 09:58199392
2dear he or she (Prashant) [320 words]noor essaOct 5, 2012 18:03199392
4actions speak greater than words [89 words]calebOct 6, 2012 17:01199392
6Muslims respect others? since when? [247 words]dhimmi no moreOct 7, 2012 07:24199392
they will never want to be guided [94 words]slayhyOct 10, 2012 19:26199392
7Noor Issa, maybe this will aid your understanding [387 words]ZahirOct 11, 2012 21:54199392
1Very well articulated [37 words]PrashantOct 14, 2012 17:44199392
1thanks [78 words]noor essaOct 16, 2012 14:10199392
you're wrong. Quit trying [20 words]proffwenOct 21, 2012 09:34199392
2Lost tablighees [164 words]dhimmi no moreOct 23, 2012 09:10199392
a lost person [101 words]slayhyOct 27, 2012 22:05199392
5Lost tablighees and victims of Arabian imperialism [411 words]dhimmi no moreOct 30, 2012 09:44199392
Hate Speech? [82 words]Peter HerzOct 1, 2012 05:59199323
2over reaction [306 words]donvanSep 30, 2012 18:39199308
2Mocking Morsi [62 words]dhimmi no moreSep 30, 2012 11:09199301
A question about Arabic [146 words]MotkeOct 3, 2012 09:51199301
1Fi hudoor [27 words]dhimmi no moreOct 4, 2012 06:50199301
7Freedom of speech and Islam [349 words]dhimmi no moreSep 30, 2012 08:35199295
3Why are there riots in western countries too? [96 words]seanSep 30, 2012 07:31199294
1seems to me. [269 words]donvanOct 1, 2012 09:19199294

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