Questionable Motives

May 20, 2010

So you think religious sentiments are compatible with human rights?

Filed under: civil rights,Human Rights,Islam — tildeb @ 10:59 am

Think again. From BBC News:

Pakistan has blocked the popular video sharing website YouTube because of its “growing sacrilegious content”. The page contains drawings and caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and characters from other religions, including Hinduism and Christianity.

Access to the social network Facebook has also been barred as part of a crackdown on websites seen to be hosting un-Islamic content.

“Such malicious and insulting attacks hurt the sentiments of Muslims around the world and cannot be accepted under the garb of freedom of expression,” Pakistani foreign ministry spokesman Abdul Basit said about the page.

Hurt sentiments? What about my hurt sentiments? That some goat-loving nimrod cares not one whit about my freedom of expression and has the arrogance and stupidity to think his sentiments about caricatures of a long dead man ranks above the actual real life civil and legal human rights of others is an indication of just how insidious are the effects of islamic religious dogma. Let’s face it: such religiously inspired sentiments are in direct opposition to human rights, freedoms, and dignity of personhood. We either support one or the other and apologists need to stick their head in a paint shaker if they think the two are in any way compatible cultural values.

Tip to Misunderstoodranter


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