Sunday, October 14, 2012

Muslims Protest Google World Wide Over 'Insulting Mohammed'


An estimated 10,000 British Muslims descended on Google's London offices in the first of what was described as a series of world-wide protests:

A protest by 10,000 Muslims outside the offices of Google in London today is just the first in an orchestrated attempt to force the company to remove an anti-Islamic film from website YouTube in Britain.

Thousands had traveled from as far afield as Glasgow to take part in the demonstration, ahead of a planned million-strong march in Hyde Park in coming weeks.

Anger over 'The Innocence of Muslims', an American-produced film which insults the Prophet Mohammad and demeans Muslims, according to protesters, remains available to watch on the website YouTube, a subsidiary of Google.

Organiser Masoud Alam said: "Our next protest will be at the offices of Google and YouTube across the world. We are looking to ban this film".

You see, that's the real objective. If they can't criminalize any criticism of Islam just yet, to frighten any possible outlets with the usual Muslim seethe fest:

One of the speakers, Sheikh Faiz Al-Aqtab Siddiqui, told The Daily Telegraph: "Terrorism is not just people who kill human bodies, but who kill human feelings as well. The makers of this film have terrorised 1.6 billion people.

"Organisations like Google are key players and have to take responsibility for civility. You can't just say it doesn't matter that it's freedom of speech. It's anarchy." {...}

Self-employed businessman Ahmed Nasar said he was worried the video could lead to violence in Britain in the same way as it had abroad. "If you push people too far," he said, "You will turn the peaceful elements into violence."

Ah, yes...always the implicit threat of violence and terrorism against innocents if they don't get their way.

So far, Google is holding firm. A YouTube spokesperson said: "We work hard to create a community everyone can enjoy and which also enables people to express different opinions.

"This can be a challenge because what's OK in one country can be offensive elsewhere. This video - which is widely available on the Web - is clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube."

Of course you understand that the faux call for global civility only applies to non-Muslims, not Islam. Embattled Christians from Nigeria to Pakistan to Europe could tell you all about that.

And of course, it also isn't meant to cover the explicit Jew hatred expounded daily in mosques, media and madrassahs all over the Muslim world. The examples are too numerous to even mention.

Actually, I agree with the protestors to the extent that insulting someone else's religion is, if nothing else, bad manners. But not to the point where I'm going to ignore basic facts on the ground and lie to myself and others.

However, this does provide an opportunity for Muslims to lead the way and show us all how we ought to behave.

Take a look at the hatred, misogyny and violence towards non-believers in your own societies. And clean up the fetid mess in your own back yard before you criticize ours.

And for those Muslims living in the west whom find its freedoms intolerable to their religious sensibilities, vote with your feet and leave. Return to the 7th century Disneylands you came from, or anywhere else you wish that conforms to your morality. There's nothing stopping you, and it's a win win for everyone.

After all, wouldn't your prophet applaud your leaving the sinful west and its easy life to return to lands ruled by true Islam?

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