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Freedom of Speech or Double Standards?
I always thought that freedom of speech was essential to develop the society, because it brings positive criticism, the necessary competition and it also drafts in the necessary creativity which helps a nation; a society to grow.
Note that I am only talking about positive criticism. Negative criticism only drags you down and it is because people cannot see you grow.
But today when I breathe in this so called matured society and people with professional approaches, I feel succumbed under their dual faces of double standards and so called Freedom of Speech. If this is the ‘Freedom of Speech’ then I am glad that some portion of the world’s population do not have it, or rather I should say, they are not allowed to have it. If their hatred; their failures; their frustrations come out under the cover of freedom of speech and because of which any person or society in this world gets hurt, then it is not worth it – simple is this.
Let me give you some evidences to justify what I am talking about.
Freedom of Speech:
Let us have a look at the various occasions of Freedom of speech and actions.
Everybody Burn Quran Day:
On the 9th anniversary of the disastrous 9/11 event, a church decides to burn the Holy Book of Muslims – The Holy Quran. They called it their freedom of speech and action. Nobody opposed against this act of terror, vengeance, madness and cruelty which could only bring more needless hatred. On the other hand, if some people say that the government did oppose against it, then why and how did it get so much promotion if it was opposed and banned by the government. Was the government so incompetent and impotent that it could not stand against a mad person?
Have you ever heard of ‘Everybody burn Bible Day?’ I am sure you would have never listened this sort of shit not because other people did not have the opportunity, but only because they know how to respect other people. I am quoting a verse here:
“Yet the Bible says that Christians should ‘make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else”
(I Thessalonians 5:15)
Everybody Draw Mohammad Day:
On May 20, 2010, there held an event of ‘Everybody Draw Mohammad Day’, where so many people show-cased their immature and foolish minds and exaggerate how they were brought up – by humiliating other people and by hurting them in the name of freedom of speech.
You have been given a couple of examples for the ‘Freedom of Speech’. Now let’s take a look at the Double Standards.
Restrictions on Veils:
France has completely banned the veils (Hijabs) for women. (A veil covers the head, face or both of a woman and is considered holy and mandatory for women in Islam – the religion of Muslims). Other European countries are also considering bans on Hijabs. Politicians of countries like Germany and Belgium are seriously considering to implement the same law as France did.
Now the question arises that where the hell is that freedom of speech and action rests now? You do what you want to do, but when other people do what they like to do, then it is not acceptable to you. You can do such ridiculous acts which hurt other person and a whole society of 1.2 billion, but if another person does an act, which brings no harm to any other person – neither emotionally not physically. When a woman just wants to modify her dressing as she wants to; this thing does not digested well by you. This is simply double-standards.
France banned the Hijab for women, but it does not feel bad or ban the naked capital of Cap d’Agde in the Vermeille Coast, where nudity is legal no only on the beach but also in banks, shopping plazas and restaurants etc. That is freedom of speech and action. I guess that’s more of the double standards.
I do not know much about the logic of it, but I know one thing of which my limited mind can think of, which is, that if a country cannot let a girl choose what she wears (Especially when that dressing is not going to distract everyone’s eyes into her stomach-down cleavage); a type of dressing in which she feels safe and nobody looks with sorts of dirty and horny thoughts, that country is not mature at all; that country still needs to grow and the people who support these kinds of ridiculous and double-standards’ equations, they seriously need to come out of their boxes and let other people live as they want to live.
Note: Positive criticism is welcome, but if somebody comes here and claims that Muslims men do force their women to wear Hijabs, then I would like to mention two things:
1. Majority of the girls wear the Hijab because of their own personal satisfaction and nobody tells them to wear it. You know only a very small percentage of people, which is exaggerated by the media, who force them to wear it.
2. If they even force it, then that is their way of living and the onus of right or wrong lies on them, but they are not telling the women of other countries and religions to follow the same, and if you claims that they are killing who are not following their point of view, then I will say no more than quoting another verse:
A. "Fight in the cause of God those who fight you,but do not transgress limits;for God loveth not transgressors. (The Noble Quran, 2:190)"
B. “Whosoever killeth a human being... it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind..." (5:32 – The Holy Quran)
Those who do not act according to these verses are claimed to be ‘not one of us’ means ‘not amongst Muslims’.