[ExI] hitchins fans: hitchins on UN free speech proposal

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 10:54:07 UTC 2009

2009/3/19 painlord2k at libero.it <painlord2k at libero.it>:

> It don't matter.
> They kill their daughter for alleged sexual misconducts, and they are proud
> of this. But you are not allowed to poit out that the girl were a bit too
> "Western".
> It is like the Nazi dening the Death Camp and the mistreatemnts of interned
> people during the war. They were proud of what they did, but they didn' want
> others to know what they were doing. Not before they did it.
> You are facing a culture where goals justify all.
> A culture where contraddictuons are not a problem until they are forced in
> the public sphere. A culture where the stronger have no limits to what he
> can do to the weaker. A culture interested in "allowed" and "prohibited" not
> "right" and  "wrong".
> Whatever Mohammad permitted is "permitted", whatever he prohibited is
> "prohibited". If Mohammad tortured a Jews to obtain a hidden threasure of
> the Jew's tribe, this permit all muslim to torture Jews (and other infidels)
> to obtain wealth that is not surrended to them immediately.
> They consider it right? Yes
> They are offended if it is stated by kafir? Yes
> They want it to be know by kafir? No

Can you give any actual examples of a prominent Muslim denying some
brutal aspect of his religion for propaganda purposes, when he
actually believes in the thing he is denying? Unfortunately, religious
fanatics differ from self-seeking politicians in that they believe not
only that what they are doing is right, but that it ought to be
obvious to the whole world that it is right.

Stathis Papaioannou

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