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Saima makes an excellent point. We cannot assume that everyone in Libya is Muslim and even if they were, there are many sects, so how could they choose shariah when they can't agree which sect is best?
The purpose of shariah is justice. If they achieve justice for all using a secular system because it is better for the whole population, then they have achieved their true goal.
Saima makes sense. I am saddened that Muslims "took the bait" and hurt innocent people. The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was not hasty or vengeful. Quite the opposite. After one man tried to choke him, he gave him grain, as a gift. Islam means forbearance even in the face of rough treatment.
The author of the movie was an Egyptian convict who served time and he used pornographic actresses to make the movie. That tells us what a low level some people sink to to make derogatory statements about Islam. Thank God, it does not represent the majority of Americans!
Nate has the correct sentiment about Malala Yousufzai. There is a total lack of justice. The Taliban demonstrate cowardice, while a 14 year old demonstrates the best of values--bravery, perseverance and pursuit of a worthwhile goal--education for all girls.
Unfortunately, what Americans cannot understand is that the division of sects in Islam has everything to do with this injustice. In Ahmadiyyat, the true Islam, no one is shooting girls. Rather, in Ahamadiyyat, the girls outperform the boys in their standards of education, because these families follow the teachings of the Holy Prophet who said, "Seek knowledge unto the grave."
At the Ahmadiyya mosque in Georgia, there are 6 women medical doctors and one dentist. Sad fact: the Taliban are ignorant of the true teachings of Islam. When I first became an Ahmadi, I felt "the true Islam" was an amazing claim to make, but each year I feel even more certain that this claim is true.
Please pray for Malala. My husband is from the same Jewish tribe. "Yousufzai" means "the younger brother of Joseph." While my daughter enjoys the best education America has to offer, Malala's future and education are complete uncertainties.
God can do what we cannot, so pray that He protects her and allows the girls in Pakistan to enjoy an equal education to the boys.
I think that Americans have grown up hearing how wonderful our right to "freedom of speech," is so it is really hard to imagine anyone suggesting any "limitations" on it.
Really, Americans may think it is "blasphemy" to suggest such a thing.
But, I think you are right, because hatred is out of control when a film can cause deaths. Wouldn't anyone who lost someone agree that it is time to limit freedom of speech?
It's not as if Americans are losing a right. It's just a limitation on expressing hatred. Losing a negative looks positive to me. I once had a white student at college saying that he should have the right to hang a stuffed dumby from a tree. Was he within his rights? I am afraid so. Do I agree with it? No. I think he should not be able to express his hatred for another group.
My mother used to say, "When your freedom starts to interfere with someone else's freedom, you have crossed the line." Hate movies of any kind fall in this category. Who would miss them except people who love chaos and disorder?
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