Islam wants a law against "offending" religion?

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  1. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 5 years ago

    Apparently The Qatari Justice Minister is designing a law that would ban attacks on or offenses to religion. The ultimate goal of the initiative is to create an international law with the help of the United Nations. http://wp.me/p2Jz2C-bt

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      how do they define what is offensive and what is not...muslims say 'allah is only worth worshipping and muhammad is his only messenger' ...now that can be offensive for christians and vice versa...

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds like another fight on the way.

    2. Sapper profile image76
      Sapperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's nothing new. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blasphemy_law Until a few years ago, the UK had a Blasphemy law. Religion is one of those topics that make people cry cause their feelings are hurt.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah - but a new law?

        1. Sapper profile image76
          Sapperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          How is this new law different from the hundreds already in existence?

          1. Mark Knowles profile image60
            Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Because the ones already in existence were written in a much more ignorant time when religion ruled with an iron fist and a burning stake.

            1. Greek One profile image75
              Greek Oneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              i hate burning steaks!

              http://sporkandfoon.typepad.com/spork_or_a_foon/images/2008/09/05/steak.jpg


              I like my religion well done with a side of mash potatoes

              1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Low carb diet at the moment. sad

                1. Greek One profile image75
                  Greek Oneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  I tried that once....

                  they I heard Dr. Atkins died of a heart attack..

                  so I grieved over a bowl of ice cream and chips

            2. Sapper profile image76
              Sapperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Yet they are still enforced.
              "On 30 May 2008, Tampere District Court sentenced Seppo Lehto to two years and four months in prison for offences which involve hate speech and blasphemy."
              That was in Finland. Don't argue if you aren't going to even look at the link I posted.

              1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                Who is arguing? Archaic laws in countries that do not apply top me will not affect me. This law that the Islamists are trying to get introduced will affect me.

                1. Greek One profile image75
                  Greek Oneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  There you go defending Christianity again, Mark!

                  you are the Pope's mouthpiece!

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                    Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    Oddly enough - I was just there.... big_smile

                    http://thaumaturgical.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Vatican-private-apartments-33.jpg

                    http://thaumaturgical.com/vatican-art-b … he-scenes/

                2. Sapper profile image76
                  Sapperposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                  How would it effect you? In order for you to be prosecuted, both your first and fourteenth constitutional rights would have to be violated. This has zero effect on anyone in the US. It's just so that already crazy people can have an excuse to do retarded shit when people make fun of their imaginary friend. Nothing more.

                  1. Mark Knowles profile image60
                    Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                    I agree. What is your problem then? And I am not in the US. wink

    3. A Troubled Man profile image59
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Let them. The more the Islamist attempts to ban anything that has to do with protecting their religion, the more it will produce the opposite results and the more conflict it will cause.

  2. innersmiff profile image72
    innersmiffposted 5 years ago

    A religion is not like a race: one chooses one's religion, and one cannot choose their race. Obviously, to insult someone's race is a sign of bigotry, whilst to insult one's religion is something else completely. The latter is absolutely granted to us by freedom of speech.

    1. innersmiff profile image72
      innersmiffposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Become a libertarian! Then you actually have an intellectual basis to criticise this!

  3. profile image0
    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    *Shakes head*

    This will never work in practice.  It will just make it alright for religious nuts to start fights with any and everyone.  And who draws the line about what's offensive to those who are religious?

    UGH.

  4. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    It's about time someone took steps to put the likes of Mark Knowles and his like behind bars!

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So you won't have to pay me the money you owe me?

  5. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    I will visit you in jail for joint prayers and checkers!

  6. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    You visit religious institutions more than Cardinals do the Vatican.

    I think you secretly want to believe.. you just need a little push and persuading.

  7. Greek One profile image75
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    Will the new law call for stoning or flogging?

    I would rather be stoned than flogged... unless the flogger is a lovely dominatrix

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They tell me I would make a good "Dom" wink

      1. Greek One profile image75
        Greek Oneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Who is 'they'?

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          The "Subs" who want me to play.

          1. Greek One profile image75
            Greek Oneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            what's the rate per hour in Europe now?

            1. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Far as I can tell it is unpaid.

              1. Greek One profile image75
                Greek Oneposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                ..back to SEOing then sad

    2. A Troubled Man profile image59
      A Troubled Manposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Too modern an approach. They will probably want to invoke something more archaic so as to achieve better barbarism through initiative, thus making a formidable impact on the masses.

 
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