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People have the RIGHT to say and or depict what they want

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: about the jyllands-Posten cartoons

Submitted by Teila (United States), Feb 3, 2006 at 11:20

The bottom line is, that no matter how much it might offend another person or religion.. people (at least we feel so in the West) have the RIGHT to say what they or print whatever they darn well please as long as it isn't libel or slanderous.

Whether or not you or I would do the same thing is irrelevant. A cartoonist can do what he wishes.. and I support that although I wouldn't have done the same.

Get over it. Freaking people acting like whimpering kids on a playground just because someone called their mother fat. So what? People will print and say things you don't like.

Turn the other cheek..

Yeah.. people are quick to preach "turn the other cheek", but when it comes down to it, few (Muslim or Christian) actually practice what they preach.

(((rolling my eyes)))

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