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Offline Uzair Ahmed

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Islamophobia "Free Speech Double Standards"
« on: January 21, 2015, 05:31:01 AM »
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From the point of view of Islam, Allah (God) Almighty created humans as free beings. This idea of human freedom certainly includes freedom of choice and freedom of speech. At the same time, Islam holds humans as responsible beings as well. Every thinking person can see that responsibility is just the other side of freedom. This responsibility before God is meant for all practical purposes to be our responsibility towards the society, or to our fellow beings, as it were.

Indeed, Islam visualizes the realization of a model society in space and time, for the creation of which, each individual needs to sacrifice a portion of their freedom. It has always been a problem in human history, as to how to balance between individual freedom and social control. In all the socio-political systems of the past, as well as of modern times, we see how the state, "a self-governing political entity" imposes restrictions on the freedom of the individuals through the exercise of power (Rosenberg). The apparent objective of such restrictions is the general welfare of the citizens of the state. Rousseau has written about a certain loss of freedom to natural man, consequent upon the gradual emergence of society through history. For him, natural freedom is in fact slavery to individual passions. To set aside individual freedom and accept the general will is to accept a higher moral order.

In other words, the freedom of natural man is a sort of lawless freedom. In order to make the freedom of each compatible with the freedom of all, there should be societal control, through serving our interest in justice.
When there is a conflict of different interests, some can prevail only at the expense of others. In the present context, the conflict is between the individual's interest in unbridled freedom for himself and the society's interest in safeguarding the general freedom of the society as a whole. This indicates the necessity of a proper balance between individual freedom and social control for the welfare of all.

In short, the rights of each individual are limited by the rights of others. These rights do not merely include freedom of speech, but equally the basic right to dignity, privacy and respect, and the basic right not to be subjected to degrading or inhuman treatment. The foregoing means that the idea of absolute freedom of speech, often hypocritically touted by the Islam-bashers, is absurd and untenable. We have a number of examples from the so-called "civilized world" itself to prove the point.

Take the question of anti-Semitism for  example. Any person who ventures to question the claims of the "Holocaust Industry" is subject to prosecution in the western countries, where, it is claimed, freedom of speech is allowed to all its citizens.

Prof. Norman G. Finkelstein of City University of New York wrote:

Indeed, the Holocaust has proven to be an indispensable ideological weapon. Through its deployment, one of the world's most formidable military powers, with  horrendous human rights record, has cast itself as a "victim" state, and the most successful ethnic group in the United States has likewise acquired victim status. Considerable benefits accrue to this specious victimhood — in particular — immunity to criticism, however justified (3).

So where is the freedom of speech now? Which Bigoted and racist Islamophobia claim when they attack Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) ?

Freedom of speech does not mean the freedom to defame or malign a prophet. If it were not so, why did the Dutch newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, that published the notorious "Prophet cartoons" in September 2005, refuse to run drawings lampooning Prophet Jesus Christ (peace be upon him), submitted by Christoffer Zieler in April, 2003? (Gwaldys)

Charlie Hebdo claim that its "Freedom of Speech" when they malign Prophet but when it comes to anti-Semitism, it is not? The hypocrisy of Charlie Hebdo when it comes to free speech must also be pointed out. It fired one of its cartoonists for the offense of anti-Semitism because it mocked a former French president’s son who converted to Judaism, as NBC reporter Ayman Mohyeldin wrote,

Hebdo fired one of its cartoonists and accused him of anti-semitism because he mocked the son of a former living French President who converted to Judiasm. Why is mocking a living person anti-Semitic hate speech but mocking sacred religious figures not? Who decides what is anti-Semitic and who decides what is Islamophobic?

So where was the freedom of Speech? Which bigoted Islamophobia claim during the Charlie Hebdo attack on 2015? Why there is so Double standards?  Also why France banned Pro-Palestinian rallies during the massacre in Gaza? We clearly see these double standards on Freedom of Speech by racist and bigoted Islamophobia. Does "Freedom of Speech" only applies to Muslims like the word "Terrorist" ? 

Pope Francis on Charlie Hebdo said that Freedom of Expressions has some limits and you can't insult the faith of others - (  as Reported by Huffington Post

In simple language if someone someone abuses Judaism he is not allowed to do so and is charged for Anti-Semitism. But if someone abuses Islam then it's "Freedom of Speech" ? This is a clear injustice.

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Re: Islamophobia "Free Speech Double Standards"
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 10:30:15 AM »
CRITICISM & HATING ARE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS,EVERY HUMAN HAVE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE ANY IDEOLOGY/RELIGION,BEC’S ALL OF US R FREE HUMAN ,EVERY HUMAN HAS THEIR OWN CHOICE/OPINION,THERE TWO TYPES  CRITICISM

1.MORAL/LEGAL WAYS OF CRITICISM
2.IMMORAL/ILLEGAL WAY OF CRITICISM

EVERY MOSQUE AROUND WORLD OPEN FOR NON MUSLIM FOR LEARNING/CRITICIZING ISLAM WITH VALID EVIDENCE FROM ITS AUTHORITY,EVERY MUSLIM HAS RESPONSIBLE TO ANSWERING NON MUSLIM ARGUMENTS,I SAY ISIS,BOKO HARAM,TALIBAN,CRIMINALS,TERRORIST NOT THE AUTHORITY OF ISLAM,BEC’S ,
Malik :: Book 46 : Hadith 46.1.3
Yahya related to me from Malik that he heard that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “I have left two matters with you. As long as you hold to them, you will not go the wrong way. They are the Book of Allah and the Sunna of His Prophet.”

HERE PROPHET S SAYS 2 AUTHORITY OF ISLAM UP TO THE END OF WORLD the Book of Allah and the Sunna of His Prophet

4: 59. O you who believe! Obey Allâh and obey the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and those of you (Muslims) who are in authority. (And) if you differ in anything amongst yourselves, refer it to Allâh and His Messenger (SAW), if you believe in Allâh and in the Last Day. That is better and more suitable for final determination.
4: 69. And whoso obeys Allâh and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW), then they will be in the company of those on whom Allâh has bestowed His Grace, of the Prophets, the Siddiqûn, the martyrs, and the righteous. And how excellent these companions are!

BUT TODAY 95% OF NON MUSLIM CRITICIZING WRONG WAY,BEC’S THEY EVER CONFIDENCE DEBATING MUSLIM WITH THEIR SCRIPTURES ,THEY HAVE NO VALUABLE EVIDENCE FROM THE ISLAMIC SCRIPTURES,ANY WAY WANT TO EXPRESS THEIR HATE OF ISLAM THROUGH THE WORLD & THEY WANT TO STOP MASS ISLAMISATION AROUND THE WORLD,SO THEY SPREADING THEIR HATE THROUGH MEDIA LIKE BAD WORD AGAINST RELIGIOUS RESPECTED PERSON,MAKING CARTOON.THE CONNECTING SOME BRAIN DEAD PPL(ISIS,TALIBAN & BOKO) ACTIVITIES TO ISLAM,I THING THESE PPL(ISIS,TALIBAN & BOKO) MOST PROBABLY WORKING FOR THEM,THEY R LABORS OF MOSAD & WEST .CAN U EVER SEES DR.ZAKIR NAIK OR OTHER ISLAMIC SCHOLAR SAYS ” CHRISTIAN TERRORIST HITLER KILLED 6 MILLION PPL,PLZ LEAVE CHRISTIANITY ” LIKE WW1,WW2,REVOLUTIONS,CRUSADES,IMPERIALISM,COLONIALISM,HIROSHIMA & NAGAZAKI IS ENOUGH FOR CRITICIZING CHRISTIANITY ,BUT WE MUSLIM NOT DOING LIKE THAT BEC'S WE R NOT A BRAIN DEAD FOOL LIKE SPENCER,SINNA,KHAN,GALLER,WOOD,WILD,SAM,RAYMOUND…& THAT NOT A LEGAL WAY CRITICISM

 

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