Things are heating up, as they always do following the believers of Islam going wild over one insult or another. The news can been seen as trivial and banal, same old anger over the same old topics, some can see it as intended aggravation of a group of people known for being easily angered over anything to do with their religion, others might see it as yet another attempt to force the West into giving up its core values – “or else”.
This morning some news channels set up a live stream broadcast of “demonstrations” in Cairo, I’m no expert but all I could see were small groups of what seemed to be like young men throwing things at a group of armored vehicles and police. Attacking Egyptian police over a movie produced in the U.S. is as ridicules as attacking an American embassy over that same movie.
The only real excuse for attacking people who are clearly not related in any way to a production of a movie that angers them, Muslims can only say that they do not know (or realize) that people in the West are free to create and produce whatever they want as long as they do not infringe on the rights of other people. If Muslims actually think that the whole of the U.S. with its vast population is under continuous authority scrutiny and that any creative process is a result of permission and not basic liberty than they might have a real argument in going against the US embassy in Cairo.
This exposes these Muslim thugs for what they are, ignorant and without any idea of what real democracy means. Here is a short quotation from yesterday’s news “if your freedom of expression is without limits you must accept our freedom of action”.
This sentence alone shows how ignorant these people are. A clear threat is made and it puts two very different things on the different sides of the equation, one the one side freedom of speech and on the other violence and aggression on whatever whim it may be.
Freedom of expression is without limits because it directly follows thought, the idea behind the freedom to speak your mind is that ideas can be let out into the world without fear, this is what makes this current civilization great – the free and fast exchange of ideas, the adoption of some of them and the ridicule of others, but nonetheless free and constant exchange of thoughts which are expressed by speech. To claim that if you “force” freedom of speech (on people in Cairo – from a film produced in California U.S.A. mind you) the other side can literally force physical damage upon the speaker is outrageous and dangerous.
And this is how these people think and how they act. There is no difference between murdering someone who thinks differently to you to that same person expressing his mind about that topic, in the end it all means that same thing, Muslims do not accept the freedom of speech and much worst than that they actively search for things that may insult them in lands far, far away from their own to orchestrate murderous festivals.