I hate it when people hide behind freedom of speech

U know wat I hate.. I hate it when people hide behind freedom of speech.. I am referring to the recent, highly publicized ‘Draw Muhammad Day’.. freedom of speech is one thing.. but doing something JUST to annoy someone else.. well that’s downright stupid!! I am a Muslim and I have my beliefs.. I don’t try to force anything on anyone else.. and I find it extremely offensive when I see people mocking my religion.. there are 2 ways to do things.. the right way.. which is wat u do when u want to know something.. when u want to find out why something is as it is.. and why its not wat u want it to be.. and then there is the wrong way.. which is where u make up your mind about something and leave no room for reason.. talking for the sake of talking.. discussions just to piss someone else off.. I can expect things like this from high school-ers.. but when well educated, mature people have the same thought process.. wat can be expected for humanity..

So some Christians portray Jesus in their own way.. and only Jewish comedians can tell jokes about jews.. and only African-americans can call each other the N-word.. then why is it that everyone gets a kick out of riling up the whole muslim nation.. I agree some of us do go way beyond wat is necessary.. but who doesn’t have black sheep in the family..

We hold all our Prophets in very high esteem.. this includes but is not limited to Adam, Noah, Elijah, Jacob Joseph, Abrahan, Ishmael, Isaac, Moses, Aaron, Jesus and Muhammad (May peace be on all of them).. If u look up ‘Semitic’ on Wiki.. u might be surprised to learn that ‘In a religious context, the term 'Semitic' can refer to the religions associated with the speakers of these languages: thus Judaism, Christianity and Islam are often described as "Semitic religions" (irrespective of language family spoken by their adherents).’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semitic#Religion 

All I want to do is to explain to whoever reads this post that freedom of speech doesn’t mean that u SHUD say nasty things about others.. the citizens arrest is a civil right in most countries.. but im sure only a handful of people have ever used it.. you can have free speech but still keep others’ feelings in prespective.. you might think that this drawing competition was all in good fun.. but u need to know that almost 23% of the worlds population follows Islam.. and we are ALL touchy about this subject.. I have many non muslim friends who also felt that this was WRONG.. all of us should speak up against the ignorance and narrow mindedness of the people responsible for this.. violence is NOT the answer.. if u want to know why we think these pictures are a bad idea.. ask a religious authority.. not just muslim.. ask your rabbis, your priests, your pundits and your gurus.. faith in every form brings with it tolerance and love for humanity..

Just saw this on BBC News.. 'A cartoonist whose work inspired an internet campaign inviting people to draw images of the Prophet Muhammad has apologised for her role in the row.'

Now that is a step in the right direction!! Alhumdulillah.. Ok.. so the question for today is.. wat fine print limitations shud be added to the freedom of speech act?

7 Response to "I hate it when people hide behind freedom of speech"

Asjad Pasha Siddiqui said...

Don't mock for the sake of mocking, free speech needs to have a reason!!


Ammar said...

thank u AJ :)

Ibrahim said...


Ali Pasha said...

Excellently written. Free speech is all well and good! But, Free Speech + Accountability. You cant hide behind free-speech! If you say something, 'you' say it...'you' are responsible for it. Take the responsibility! If they are taking the responsibility of Draw the Prophet Day, then they can be held accountable for hurting the feelings and minds of a billion muslims+other faiths!

Ali Pasha said...

This is my current status:
When u attack Black people, they call it racism.When u attack Jewish people, they call it anti-semetism.When u attack women, they call it sexism. When u attack homosexuality, they call it intolerance. When u attack ur Country, they call it treason.When u attack a religious sect, they call it hate. But,when u attack Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), they call it freedom of speech!

Ammar said...

love your status bro :)

Aamir said...

U should think of starting into the journalistic or critic field!!