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The right to offend.

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in response to reader comment: Muslim do not make mockery of prophets

Submitted by Jeff Davis (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 16:31

Mr. Abdullah,

We do have the right to disrespect anything at anytime, anywhere. This is America not a Muslim land. Muslims also have the right to protest, in a peaceful , civil way. Once again the argument is,"You make the Muslims do this." Do you not have self control? Are you saying Sir that WE CONTROL MUSLIM ACTIONS? If we did have this power, there would not be one riot, beheading, kidnapping etc. You are responsible for your own actions.

You also texted,
"If that is the respect you have for that which you say you worship then that you, but you do not have the right to disrespect others in their beliefs." Who gives you the authority to tell me what I can and can not say, draw or not to draw. You, Mr. Abdullah, have shown the people in this forum the intolerance of Islam.
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