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Balderdash, hamed!

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Submitted by rickz (United States), Sep 26, 2006 at 07:46

hamed: "Free Speech is ok, as long as it doesn't include abuse or insults, . . ."

Then you are not describing my Free Speech, but the islamic version of less-than Free Speech. Your 'religion' cannot stand up to the slightest, teeniest little bit of criticism. We saw what happened with khartoons concerning your ...prophet. That really set you people off. Time for more mockery of your beliefs. That really seems to bring out the 'best' in you.

"which seems to be what the Pope was aiming for. As a leader of the Catholic church, the Pope has the responsibility to bring people together, not drive them to hate one another."

Yet quoting the truth stated by a 14th Century figure causes one to hate? How? Is there anything remotely intellectual about islam?

"The message is fine, he could have said that violence is not related to religion, but he chose to use a quote that is hostile to Islam."

Yes, the quote maybe be hostile, but you ignore the fact that the quote still remains true to this day. Now what are you going to do about it, about the violence in islam?

"You say our religion prohibits free speech, not true, the dictators who rule our countries and who are supported by your goverments do."

Rioting to get your point across about being aggrieved, about being 'insulted', is prima facie evidence of islam's suppression of Free Speech. Don't like it? Too bloody bad. Grow up.

"If I say to a group of Catholics that the Pope is a (blank blank) would they be happy with what I say?"

Yeah, they might be upset. But riot and burn embassies, shoot people? That's just your muslim projection of what you would do as opposed to what Catholics would do. When a muslim shot JPII back in the early '80's, how many mosques worldwide were destroyed by Catholics or Christians?

"nope, I actually expect some mosques would be aflame, like what happened after Sept,11."

Okay, now you got me teed off with these lies. Which mosques and in which cities?

"Thank god we have no Pope, all we have is a prophet who was dead 1400 years ago,"

Yep,... Great role model you got there, slick.

"but you people intentionally insult him to insult Muslims. hence, who wants hostilities?"

Mockery will be the islamic 'faith's' doom. Your beliefs are so absurd, and violent, that only our laughing at the idiotic tenets within your 'faith' will do.

"Apparently, you people do."

D*mn straight I do. And will continue to do. muslims give no respect to any other faith, yet demand it from others. Rome has mosques, Washington, DC has mosques, but Riyadh, Mecca, and Medina do not have churches, the home turf of islam. So much for your 'tolerant' islam.

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