Originally Posted by Ninth_Scribe
Why always the need to insult my values? I am so tired of it to be honest, that people dont wish or seem to understand why they are so important to some of us, instead resort to bashing it at will.
All those little freedoms are very important to me, they are my "Islam". I believe very strongly in them. It would be wrong to say what you said about Islam, so why is it okay to say that about something that is dear to me?
I am really sorry that my values are misused to insult others.
The Muslims could, of course, make derrogatory statements about Denmark's mothers...
Yet, Denmark's mothers, along with all western women, have been insulted, many times, long before the cartoons were published and undoubtedly will be insulted many times more. I dont really believe that you have never in any form heard about the stereotypia of cheap fornicating prostitute western women.
Not to mention after the cartoons, everything danish was insulted very very eagerly, from the Queen and core values like Freedom of Speech to flag burning. People even suggested that the danes should change their values because someone misused them. Maybe next time someone misuses Islam we should make that same suggestion.
Which really brings me to my point. Its kind of sad that the so called criticism towards Islam by Wilders is just handpicked propaganda. Because I really think there is some serious criticism that should be directed against muslims, not so much against Islam.
There are many many videos made by several muslims that employ exactly the same strategy as what Wilders did. There are tons and tons of cartoons, the net is literally filled with them, drawn by several muslims that insults everything from West to Jews. There is abudance of negative stereotypia and racisms towards West and Westeners.
None of that makes the thread started want to cry. None of that makes people upset. Its like all the negative articles, videos, pictures and comments made by hundreds and hundreds (if not even thousands and thousands) of muslims simply exist in some alternative universe. There seems to be this moral highground play "our side" never does this and the westeners are so mean. It seems very unfair, and even hypocritical, I dont see muslims complaining about the racism originating from their fellow muslims.
Or maybe there really is lack of understanding. From what posts Ive read from Osman, he really seems like a good guy, yet, the only thing he can say is when one of my core values is insulted as degrading humanity as whole: "Interesting post" and a happy smiley.
1. Why dont acts of violence, racism, hatred done in the name of Islam generate so vocal and widespread anger as when someone saying or portraying Islam as violent? This is something that my thick skull just cannot understand, as hard as I try. Ill admit I am bit uneasy how to word this question, because Ive seen muslims condemning violence and there are things like that Syrian clerk condemning violence, or Spanish muslims issuing Fatwa against Al Qaida. But the volume
is entirely different.
2. Has there ever been big anti-racism events by muslims against the negative stereotypia portrayal of west, western women and israel or jews?
3. The last one is for these forums specifically. If respecting others is so big deal, why, when I see really horrid stereotypia claims, like the west is pool of filth, there is very rarely a muslim speaking against it (sometimes Ive been surpriced, and repped the person in question, but most of the time, nothing)?