COMMENTARY: Blasphemy charges pervert Islam’s teachingsThe same kind of CRAP that is published in almost every history book used in the United States and throughout the West.
...Regarding free speech, the Quran recognizes and protects free speech and expression in more than 40 instances....
Muhammad established the Charter of Medina, a secular constitution between Muslims and Jews. The charter ensured equality, universal religious freedom, and free speech for all Medina’s residents.
Islam limits free speech on the same premise that the U.S. Supreme Court has also banned the utterance of inflammatory speech. Punishment is warranted if an individual threatens the state due his advocacy of terrorism or incitement to pre-emptive war. It is upon this premise that citizens were punished in Muhammad’s time — be they Muslim or Jewish. At least 15 European nations have laws punishing certain types of blasphemy — something Islam’s original sources do not have....
I note that the article, written by an Ahmadiyya Muslim, garnered few comments.
Not all commenters were fooled by the article. One commenter stated:
...The Washington Post in publishing this half-informed article here, is wittingly or unwittingly, propagandizing for Muslims in true "NewSpeak".