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Islamic Exceptionalism

hardrockstar Wrote: Sep 21, 2012 9:18 PM
Freedom of speech is not just some words in the constitution. It exists only because we as a people agree to hold it more dear than what sets us apart. The incensed mobs in the Mideast should be a reminder of what a remarkable enlightenment has occurred in the American mind. It is remarkable because it defies the natural craving of vengeance that we witness in these no so enlightened people, but exists in all of us. Cultural repression has suppressed the ability of these people to comprehend free speech. It may take many years before they will embrace the concept. We need to have patience, there is no other course.
The "enlightened" who claim a firm grip on the steering wheel of Western civilization see the future through a lens in which man becomes ever more perfectible as outdated religious creeds fade away. And thus the irony. For all the contempt these cosmopolitans show for religion, there is one faith beyond public rebuke. Call it Islamic exceptionalism.

Public Enemy No. 1 right now is the man who made a ridiculously shoddy YouTube video titled "The Innocence of Muslims." This man and his so-called "film" have been blamed with a very broad brush for every riot and protest across the Mideast.