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58% of US Muslims Say Free Speech Should Be Illegal

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, May 5, 2015.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    And now we get this poll showing that even Muslims who live in America hate America’s most important principles.

    …the results of polling data collected by Wenzel Strategies during October 22 to 26, 2012, from 600 U.S. Muslims, indicate widespread support among American votaries of Islam for this fundamental rejection of the basic freedoms of expression and conscience, as guaranteed under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When asked, “Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution’s First Amendment?, 58% replied “no,” 45% of respondents agreed “…that those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. should face criminal charges,” and fully 12% of this Muslim sample even admitted they believed in application of the draconian, Sharia-based punishment for the non-existent crime of “blasphemy” in the U.S. code, answering affirmatively, “…that Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death.”

    http://rightwingnews.com/democrats/...us-muslims-say-free-speech-should-be-illegal/
     
  2. matt wade

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    I think if you frame questions in certain ways and pose them to certain people you can get any answers you are looking for.

    For instance, with properly framed questions I would be more than happy to answer that I believe it should be illegal to take God's name in vain, use profanity, mock Jesus, or any other number of things.

    To frame those questions properly I would need to believe that only MY particular beliefs would be allowed. I would gladly live a society that imposed my beliefs on everyone.

    With that said, I know that isn't going to happen, so the next best thing is to live in a society with freedom for all so that I know my belief system won't be compromised.
     
  3. carpro

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    Their prophet and their god must be pretty weak if they need protection.
     
  4. poncho

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    I'm sure it's not to in accurate to say that the majority of lefties and righties agree that some "free speech" should be banned.

    For instance the lefties would love to see "climate denial" banned and righties would love to see "conspiracy theories" banned and both would be more than happy to let the state decide what constitutes a "conspiracy theory" and "climate denial" and what doesn't.
     
  5. church mouse guy

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    I don't want to see conspiracy theories banned because they are a great source of amusement; for example, it is laughable that anyone wants to ban conspiracy theories. :tongue3:
     
  6. poncho

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    No I wasn't talking about your conspiracy theories. No one wants those banned.

    How would you know who is to be demonized and isolated next week or next month if you didn't have it all laid out for you on cue cards in advance?
     
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