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Special Rights for Muslims -- What Next?

Reader comment on item: Amazon.com's Koran Desecration Problem

Submitted by Cassie logan (United States), May 22, 2005 at 14:13

Why do so many look for and personalize "slights?" Why should Muslims get special treatment that Christians, Jews, Catholics, Wiccans, etc., do not get? Why is our freedom of speech -- which allows publication of pornography, supports aberrant, deviant behaviour that is anti-Christian by calling it "Art" -- not also applicable to Muslims? So she bought a used book that had an insult in it -- get over it! And to equate it to 9/11 -- what's up with that -- that was an attack on America and Americans -- not an attack against Muslims.

1) it was a used book so who knows who wrote in it;
2) get over it lady -- as a Christian, I have personally suffered persecution for my beliefs -- I recognize that it is because the persecutors are limited in their emotional, as well as other, intelligence and let it go -- rather than making some big case out of it -- especially knowing it could incite riots that result in the death of others. To make such a big deal out of it only supports what it so often seen as any overall Muslim disregard -- out and out hostility actually -- for any who do disagree with them. It also shows the lack of acceptance of others -- and other view points -- by many Muslims, and it clearly shows a lack of tolerance and compassion for others who are different. Why should Muslims get special treatment in our society? Heaven forbid you "insult" one of them -- and they surely have a huge list of what constitutes an "insult." The "rules" and especially freedom of speech should apply equally to all. That is the backbone of our country's founding -- why change it now for a religion? I say, if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen. I suggest she move to a predominantly Muslim country, maybe Iran, so she can be surrounded by acceptable purity and the freedoms and protections those nations offer to all, especially women.

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