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Free Speech at Risk as U.S. Synchronizes With Islam

Archie1954 Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 11:19 PM
Ms. West needs to get out more. Saying that these offensive comments about the Prophet is free speech is the same as saying shouting fire in a crowded theater is free speech. It is a very foolish comment to make. In order to have free speech to begin with, one must practice restraint, common sense and self discipline. None of which was utilized by the imbeciles that ranted their hatred from the rooftops.

What's wrong with the following Associated Press headline? "Charlie Hebdo cartoon spurs French gov't to order embassies, schools to close."

Cartoons of Muhammad in the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo didn't send France into lockdown. Their publication this week was a simple exercise in free speech on Islam, which Muslims in France and everywhere else in the world oppose as a violation of Islamic law (Shariah). It is Islamic rage over the fact that Islamic law is not dominant everywhere, all the time -- Muslims' signal weapon against a timid West -- that drove French authorities to take security precautions, not the...