French newspaper attacked by Muslims!

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  1. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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  5. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    We might if it was a REAL THING. But it isn't. There is no law prohibiting the burning of flags or for that matter, writing about how burning a flag is really annoying.
     
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  7. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Except of course that there's already an equivalent in most countries including Saudi Arabia. The religious issue arises in addition to laws against flag-waving: no one is required to treat any religious figure in some deferential or respectful way, and there is no reason they should be. If I want to wipe my rear end on a Torah, a Bible or a Quran, who is to say that I cannot?

    Perhaps you could show some kind of equivalent hysteria in the American population after the burning of an American flag. Which riots did it start? Which newspapers were burned down?
     
  8. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Actually, I'm going to give this one another kick, because it deserves a little footy time: so Americans, individually, bitch about people burning flags (the actual act, as SG points out, not being illegal). This is equivocal to burning a newspaper out?
     
  9. Michael 歌舞伎 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes. I suppose the best argument I can make is: Suck It

    Islam hurts Fundamental Christian's feeling every single time it suggests Jesus was not the Messiah God. Let's make sure you understand that:
    Islam hurts Fundamental Christian's feeling every single time it suggests Jesus was not the Messiah God. So? What are Christians to do? What is your response? It's this: Suck It.


    It basically works like this: Muslims will get used to it. Just like their nutty funddie Christians cousins

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    So, suck it up baby, because you're going to see more and more people poking fun of Baby Jabeezus and his playmate Mo Mo.
     
  10. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    and americans became an opressed people when?
    Of COURSE people who are opressed are going to act out more than people with power
     
  11. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    Not treating it like some kind of major geopolitical event that needs to be countered with violence, for starters.

    If people could summon the maturity and self-assurance to simply blow stuff like this off, then there'd be little incentive for its authors to create and disseminate it.

    Pretty much, yeah.

    It's an ego-defense reaction to living in the shadow of US military dominance. These guys ran the world for centuries, and now instead of admitting that they're weaklings they dress it up as a choice on their part that represents moral enlightenment relative to the USA.
     
  12. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    USA would be an obvious example. Also, Canada and Mexico.
     
  13. quadraphonics Bloodthirsty Barbarian Valued Senior Member

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    You're talking about the same France that vocally opposed the invasion of Iraq, leading to the "Freedom Fries" spectacle?

    You seem to elide between "the west" and specific countries in a particularly cheap way, often to the point of making a hash of the situation.

    I'm pretty sure that the French are all about setting an example of secularism, rather than "tolerance" or even "multiculturalism" as such.
     
  14. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Oh, really? Like the Copts in Egypt, perhaps, who became so oppressed that Egyptian soldiers had to drive APCs over them.

    I don't accept this position, Asguard: the actions of these religious sensitivities towards Charlie Hebdo are no different than those of religious reactionaries in Islamic nations, where they are certainly not oppressed by their religious minorities. It indicates that this has nothing at all do to with "oppression" and much more to do with religious hatred and intolerance on the part of the (probably Islamic) firebombers.

    Simply put, it is not for religious fundamentalists to dictate the actions of people inside or especially outside their faith. Sam feels differently, I know: namely, that might makes right. I hope you don't subscribe to the same ethos.
     
  15. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Aren't religions a really fun thing to be involved with.....:tempted:

    Makes everyone just want to run out and join something doesn't it....not.

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  16. chimpkin C'mon, get happy! Registered Senior Member

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    If you actually burn a flag Officer Friendly will charge you with arson.
     
  17. adoucette Caca Occurs Valued Senior Member

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    Which of course didn't pass the Senate so it never come close to becoming an Amendment.

    But the issue isn't that, they firebombed the building, and the last cartoon caused the deaths of 50 people.

    Try to keep some perspective.

    Ah, Dave Barry writes HUMOR pieces.

    There is no one calling for the death penalty for burning a flag Asguard.

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  18. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    How about this one then? And yup, still not the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia [or David] still the secular USA publicly funded bus system

    Riding Together on Sex-Segregated Bus
    Men and Women Divided by Curtain on Ultra-Orthodox Routes

    I can just imagine the media if it was Muslims doing this. In New York
     
  19. S.A.M. uniquely dreadful Valued Senior Member

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    Ah yes. Of course.

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    Would you recommend the American model of assimilation to the Muslims in France?

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  20. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Moderator note:

    This thread was troll bait from the start, and sure enough all the usual trolls have turned up to take part in a new round.

    Closed.
     
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