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Reader comment on item: It's Not Road Rage, It's Terrorism
in response to reader comment: Echte Demokratie in Libyen? Ich habe keine Ahnung

Submitted by Michel C. Zala (Switzerland), May 4, 2012 at 14:03

I know that Libya would be the lone exception to the rule. But, for God's sakes, if indeed this nation falls back into the medieval stage too, my very last slither of hope would be obliterated. I was one of the most outspoken proponents for American engagement there, as Ghaddafi simply had to be eliminated, as he was evil incarnate. To my opinion this country was what America is all about. I'd be heartbroken to read all these patronizing comments again about the futility of doing the right thing for the right reasons. I guess, we all we see shortly.

Then, why stop with a Fosters. Should'nt a public burning of the Quran there fall also under Free Speech?

In Germany just a few weeks ago, some muslim org started to hand out free Qurans to the people on public places. It started an uproar and a heated debate throughout Europe. All covered under Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Speech. I was so close to seeking out one of those places and burn one just to create a precedent for Free Speech in the other direction.

But, in conclusion, no western nation seems to be at present truly willing to even treat Islam equal to other cults and religions. They get special, preferred treatment, even, if they shamelessly provoque conflict. One crazy backwater priest with a congregation of a dozen hillbillies who burns a Quran gets worldwide press coverage, while nothing muslims do registers at all.

I call upon people in all of Europe, USA, AU, CA etc. to begin publicly burning Qurans. Just to start a fresh discussion about the so-called Freedom of Speech, as this civil right cuts both ways. I call upon Christian organizations to hand out free New Testaments in muslim countries and see what happens then. How can it be possible for muslims of the Saudi kind (Salafists, if I am right) to distribute their books without any repercussions, while trying the same thing in Ryadh you'd likely faced incarceration?

I look forward to hearing about some well built Aussi Football fans ... right there in the stadium to make a point. Frack Fosters, how about suing the league for prayer rooms for Catholics? Why should they get something, which would be impossible for the traditional churches?

Try to hang one single cross on the wall somewhere in the public space or the locker room of the players. You'd experience a hailstorm of legal, if not social unrest and battles.

Man, I'm almost angry now for not having made the trip to Germany... I shall demonstrate my freedom of speech to adamantly oppose Islam, as it stands today. Looking forward to all the Fatwas. If you send me a copy, I'd hang it up right next to my US citizenship certificate.

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