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Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

Submitted by Olivia M. (Australia), Feb 8, 2006 at 02:39

The cartoons were published in Denmark, which is not a Muslim theocracy. Muslims have no right to dictate to countries what they publish or do. That's all this is about. Not how far we stretch freedom of speech. It's not whether the cartoons insult their prophet but that we dare to depict him at all. They don't like any pictures of their prophet, flattering or not. Islam seems to be a totalitarian ideology that dictates every aspect of one's life, including what you can say about Islam. As far as I'm concerned, this only applies to Muslims, if they so wish. Not atheists, Catholics, Rastafarians, or anyone not living in an Islamic theocracy.

How about if the West tell Saudi Arabia to allow non-Muslim faiths to freely practise there? Or that other Muslim countries stop persecuting and discriminating against other faiths. Muslims demand respect but do not give it, nor do they do anything to earn it. Muslims demand special concessions and rights in our countries yet withhold them from non-Muslims in their countries. The bias is so obvious. And we're tired of it. Give in to them on this, and it won't end there. What else will they want us to change in our countries? How women dress? Banning of pork and alcohol? Censorship of our arts?

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