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Is there an Arab expression for "sticks and stones may break my bones, but WORDS will never hurt me"?

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Submitted by Sam (United States), Feb 6, 2006 at 15:59

No doubt, Islam holds virtues millions upon millions upon millions of people have embraced. We in "the West" are only curious to the fact that when Islam, the prophet Muhammed, or the Qur'an are discussed in anything less than a submitting manner, out come the threats, firebombs, and flag burnings.

Please, no one should expect anyone to "respect" something they themselves hold dear, regardless of the great esteem Islam and the prophet Muhammed are held in many nations across this great world, freedom cannot shield you from offenses, insults, and ignorance.

No free man is responsible to protect another's sense of confidence.
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