Reader comment on: The West Submits to Blasphemy Laws
Submitted by Juanita Skelton, Mar 3, 2017 13:35
I would think that defining this supposed problem, anywhere, before legislating, is smart. And, if at all possible, do NOT allow the Islamists to define it because no one knows linguistical nuances better than a native legislator as opposed to a Muslim Brotherhood activist/politico.
Freedom of Speech is not just a RIGHT, it is also a responsibility. Objecting to Islamic ideas or behaviors DOES NOT MAKE A PERSON AN ISLAMOPHOBE! You might then ask, "WHAT DOES AN ISLAMOPHOBIC person look like or act like?" I would then respond, "An ISLAMOPHOBE might be a person who would vote against the rights of Islamists, in general, without having a reason!" A person fearful of ISIL, based on 9/11, Beclan in Paris, Orlando, or Charlie Hebdo is NOT an ISLAMOPHOBE.
Unreasonable demands placed on a special group for NO reason doth make a person arbitrary and capricious regarding fearfulness towards strangers. If you watched the incineration of 9/11, or your friends or loved ones were gunned down in the Beclan Theater in Paris, you have earned the right to have an uncommon distrust towards the perpetrators of seeming random acts of terror.
Canada is expecting too much. When the Yukon becomes a training ground for radical Islamists, then, and perhaps only then, they will understand the necessity for nuanced legislation with coded definitions alongside appropriate penalties.
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