President Obama's speech at the U.N. General Assembly yesterday referred to ''a crude and disgusting video that sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.'' It's unfortunate that the president, as the leader of largest democratic country in the world, instead of standing up for free speech (guaranteed in the First Amendment), ends up once again apologizing for what was an excuse to attack American interests. If he had any commitment to America's Constitution and the rights bestowed on non-Muslim citizens in the rest of the world.....he might have gotten his inspiration from political commentator, Pat Condell, and have the anger and conviction to say this:
Once again....we see why Islam is as welcome on this planet as an asteroid. We in the civilised world are urged to censor ourselves out of respect for a religion that violates the human rights of half the people on the planet and doubles as a political ideology, indistinguishable from Nazism. It would be funny if it wasn't so obscene. To call these riots as infantile and imbecilic is to give them a dignity that they don't deserve.
Let me get this straight: we're supposed to show tolerance and respect for a religion that doesn't know the meaning of either word and goes out of its way to prove it everyday. We're supposed to amend our values to accommodate a religion that accommodates nothing and nobody. Dream on people! With Islam it is always a ONE WAY street. We've become very weary of manufactured Islamic grievances. It's such a bore when we hear some bearded mullah or some bag-headed buffoon telling us how offended they are. When the Turkish Prime Minister hilariously demands that Islamophobia now be made a crime against humanity we can show him the evidence that Islam is a crime against humanity. And now the Egyptian president is calling for freedom of speech restrictions at the U.N. and showing that stupidity is catching.
When Muslims start showing the same level of outrage about things that are generally offensive, like the massacres in Syria, the thousands of women and girls who are murdered and raped every year in their countries, then we in the West might take them a bit more seriously. Indeed, there is something comical about it being so contrived and cringingly unself-aware that it's impossible to take anything seriously. As it is, there is nothing on this planet less deserving of sympathy or respect then Muslim outrage. It would be a blessing for the whole world if Islamists could rise to the highest form of humanity by emulating the words attributed to Voltaire when he said, ''I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.''
There was a time when Islam was given the benefit of the doubt by many people in the West, now we think its poison. We wish we never heard of it, because 20 years of baseless grievance mongering and knee-jerk offense has shown us this religion for what it really is and now we don't like it, we don't trust it and we're never going to respect it and we don't care anymore how Muslims feel about that. Everything's an insult to this religion, everything causes offense, nobody gives a damn people....you've done it to death, you killed the goose that laid the golden egg of dignity.
If you think that if you keep up the violence, the West would eventually cave in, it's not going to happen on my watch! Even if some ass-kissing politicians want to, the people won't allow it, we'll carry on, speaking our minds, openly, freely and because it is our birthright. This can't be taken away from us, it can only be given away -- and we're giving Islam nothing, because Islam gives us nothing -- it's a religion permanently on the take. Gimme, gimme respect...even though I never earned it. Gimme special treatment or I'll be offended and you'll be called a racist. We're sick and tired of hearing it, sick and tired of the needless conflict and intimidation that comes from this religion at every turn.
For the past two weeks now we've heard from Muslims telling us that we in the West need to understand how important the Prophet is them. We do understand and we don't care, that's the point, we don't care now and we are never going to care. Come out of that medieval cloud you've been under for the past 600 years. We got rid of the ritual burning and beheading of blaspheming heretics once we separated our church from state business also 600 years ago. It's time you caught up. No amount of violence is going to change anything. The more you riot, scream and shout, the less we are going to listen, it'll simply stiffens our resolve, not to be bullied or pushed around by people whose values we don't respect since you give us no reason to respect them, that's because you are incapable of giving us such a reason.
The Way I See It....the Truth can sound like an insult when you are not used to hearing it. I am sick of the Muslim world's belief in one-way-multiculturalism, under which Islam expands in the West but Christianity and Judaism shrivel inexorably in the Middle East, Pakistan and elsewhere. We will not be taught what we can and cannot say, no matter how many flags are burned, no matter how many embassies are attacked. Free Speech will prevail as long as Western leaders have the guts to tell the Islamist radicals that they'll have to suck it up if they're going to live in a Modern World......better yet, get real and GROW UP! That goes for Barack Obama as well.