Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Game Over III: 78% of British Muslims Want Limits On Free Speech When It Comes To Criticizing Religion
Can you imagine anyone proposing limits on the rights of individuals to speak out against the other powerful institutions that frame our society? Can you imagine anyone proposing limitations on the criticism of Business, Government, Academia, or the Media?
The idea is ludicrous, just as it is ludicrous to propose limitations on the criticism of Religion.
If we were not allowed to criticize Government, we would be in danger of Government becoming too powerful in our lives. Likewise, with Business, Academia, and the Media.
Religion, being the most personal of all societal powers, is the institution which most needs to be criticized.
There are no sacred cows in a free society. There are no ideas, institutions, beliefs, properties, or powers which are beyond analysis, critique, insult, or ridicule.
If 78% of Muslims do not understand this simple truth of a Free Society, then that tells you something about the nature of Islam itself. Islam crushes Freedom.
There is no compatibility between Islam and a Free Society.
(with thanks to Damien)
Source for poll.
Another similar poll.