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Submitted by The Sane One (United States), Apr 30, 2006 at 02:06

Free Speech is great, but hate speech is pretty useless other than to prove that we still have free speech. The government didn't go after any of the cartoon drawers or threaten prosecution, so we still obviously have free speech. Economic boycotts and non-violent means of protesting the speech of others are perfectly acceptable and are also a form of speech that should be protected (of course few of you want to do that). Don't whine because Muslims don't allow for their prophet to be denegrated while Christians and Jews don't stand up for their religious figures. 90% of what is written on this website is whining because one group or another was "PC", i.e. sensitive toward others. I'm pretty sure Jesus didn't go around drawing crude pictures of people to protect our God-given rights.

Let's be clear, the main reason those drawing were created was for cash money, not for preserving fundamental values. That is why they don't publish anti-Semitic cartoons, which are just as controversial and would cause a similar uproar and job-loss.

Also, wherever you are coming from, congratulations, you are the modern day bigot! It's like a wonderful lottery, where every generation or so a new group is aimed at for rounding up and getting rid of. If you fear Muslim conspiracies or are enraged by the fact that they stick up for themselves, or that other groups are compassionate toward them when they are slandered, then guess what you are a proud member of the new bigot class. You get to join the ranks of the Nazis, the Slave Owners, and the Inquisitors in this annal of history.

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