For my second rant of the year: The television show South Park being threaten by Muslims over a nonsensical caricature.
First, do I have to remind those who are offended by South Park's satire, that this country is The United States of America.
Second, Americans, as a whole, won't tolerate our freedom of speech or expression being attacked or limited by anybody. If there's one way to band Americans together, attack our right to free speech and expression. We may not like what's said, but we'll defend the right to say it.
Third, Islam is precious to Muslims however, it is not precious to the rest of us. As a matter of fact, some of us find Islam offensive to our own sensibilities. Yet, we don't threaten you with violence. We believe you have to right to worship and believe as you wish and expect, no demand the same in kind.
We are NOT some Third World hovel, where the people live in fear and will not express themselves from that fear. We do not fear having our doors knocked down, then being dragged out into the street and tortured for our written, verbal rhetoric or any other kind of expression.
This is a country governed and ruled by ===> The Constitution of the United States and its AMENDMENTS <=== nothing else.
The First Amendment to The Constitution protects the "right" of "free" speech:
Amendment 1 - Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression. Ratified
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. THE CONSTITUTION
Yes, many people say or write things that offend each and everyone of us. The catch is, we and YOU, by right, don't have to listen or read what offends us. Or, you and we, have a right to rhetorically give answer.
However, none of us have a right to threaten violence against anyone or anything. When the threat of violence is made. Those threatening have crossed the civilized line and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law -- American Law.
Though it maybe against Muslim/Islamic law to depict Muhammad in any derogatory light, it's not against any of our laws and it's our laws that count, not Islamic laws, which I personally, thank God for everyday.
South Park is satirical, they have made fun of and have shone Christians, Jews, Buddhists and any other religious and/or political figures in some uncomplimentary way.
So, Revolution Muslim group here in America, suck it up like the rest of us, you're not special. Voice your opinions and your outrage, but do not threaten violence, or threaten America's right to freedom of speech and expression, WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES won't stand for it.
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