LDS Adamant Proponents Of Free Speech
There is a difference between free speech and violent actions purportedly caused by said free speech. The constitution protects the former and condemns the latter.
In contrast to the current violent protests from members of another faith, LDS do not throw stones and make bombs and have mass riots because their religion is insulted.
The LDS faith from the beginning has been viewed as a radical religion by some, and its history is laced with verbal assaults, expulsion, even murder at the hands of its detractors.
Notwithstanding these varied assaults, the early members never once abandoned the importance of the constitutional necessity of freedom of speech, even if lies, provocative statements and venomously vitriolic hate speech were spewed against them.
Moreover, the LDS faith today is incessantly assaulted and insulted daily at the hands of Professional anti-Mormons (PAMs) and their sympathizers. These PAMs actually make their living attacking the LDS faith! What is the LDS response to such behavior? They vow allegiance to the principles of the constitution and free speech, support for and fighting for all peoples inalienable rights.
The LDS are adamant proponents of the principles of the US Constitution, like free speech, even when it does not work in their favor.
I’ve enjoyed reading Dr. Pipes’s articles and website for years. He is a scholar and expert on the Middle East and Islam.
As you click on the URLs you’ll find how incredibility ridiculous and hypocritical these protestors are.
· Will the West stand up for freedom of speech, or cower to Islamist p.c. bullies
· Will Westerners accede to a double standard by which Muslims
· Are Muslims asking for respect or for submission
· We should not apologize
· “We are all Danes now.”
· Western governments should take a crash course on Islamic law and the historically-abiding Muslim imperative to subjugate non-Muslim peoples
· Peoples who would stay free must stand unreservedly with Denmark.
Daniel Pipes’s Home Page
The Middle East Forum
Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism
by Daniel Pipes
New York Sun
February 7, 2006
The key issue at stake in the battle over the twelve Danish cartoonsof the Muslim prophet Muhammad is this: Will the West stand up for itscustoms and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims imposetheir way of life on the West? Ultimately, there is no compromise:Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.
More specifically, will Westerners accede to a double standard by which Muslims are free to insult Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, while Muhammad, Islam, and Muslims enjoy immunity from insults? Muslims routinely publish cartoons far more offensive than the Danish ones . Are they entitled to dish it out while being insulated from similar indignities?
Germany’s Die Weltnewspaper hinted at this issue in an editorial: “The protests fromMuslims would be taken more seriously if they were less hypocritical.When Syrian television showed drama documentaries in prime timedepicting rabbis as cannibals, the imams were quiet.” Nor, by the way,have imams protested the stomping on the Christian cross embedded inthe Danish flag.
The deeper issue here, however, is not Muslim hypocrisy but Islamic supremacism. The Danish editor who published the cartoons, Flemming Rose,explained that if Muslims insist “that I, as a non-Muslim, shouldsubmit to their taboos … they’re asking for my submission.”