2/15/09

Hate Speech?

The British won't let Dutch MP Geert Wilder into their country. They say his mini-movie, Fitna, is hate speech. The Dutch courts are prosecuting him for saying things that “harm the religious esteem of the Islamic worshippers,” and they consider “criminal prosecution obvious for the insult of Islamic worshippers because of the comparisons made by Wilders of the islam with the nazism.” OMFg!!!! He compared the Koran to Mein Kampf. Here's what he said:

The core of the problem is fascistic Islam, the sick ideology of Allah and Mohammed as it is set out in the Islamic Mein Kampf: the Koran. The texts in the Koran leave little to the imagination. In various Sura's Muslims are called upon to oppress, persecute, or kill Jews, Christians and others, believers and non –believers and to beat women and to rape and to use violence to implement a worldwide Islamist state. Numerous other Sura's are used by Muslims to incite to death and destruction.
Uh ... OK. See this?This is shit. It stinks. Not calling it shit won't make it stop stinking. Everything he says is true, and call it Aromatic Pre-compost Garden Enhancer, it'll still stink. The first step to doing something about it is to call it what it is. Is the truth hate speech? No. That's why Fitna is not hate speech, and neither is Wilder's comparison. It's hate speech if it advocates violence. It's that simple. For examples:

Koran?
“slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them, and confine them, and lie in wait for them at every place of ambush.” (9:5) Hate speech

Bible?
“And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death,” (Leviticus 24:16) Hate speech

This blog?
Not hate speech.
I don't advocate violence, period. No matter how stupid I think you are. A commenter accused me of hating muslims, but I don't even do that. It's hard not to hate the extremists, but hating is easy. I try to channel it into something more constructive. Like ridicule. I don't think you should be killed, beat up, or even given a wedgie. I'm more a point and laugh sort.
If you say there's a god--you're just being silly.
If you say god wrote some book--you're seriously deluded.
If you say a book is god's literal word--you're a barking moron. If you don't want to be called a moron, don't keep saying moronic things.
Simple.

3 comments:

Baal's Bum said...

The British didn't stop him coming it was a few paranoid politicians most of us British would welcome anyone that will point out the fascism of the koran and for that matter the bible. I personally welcome any one who will point out the fascism of both collections of toilet paper

oddinnuendo said...

I have mixed feelings about Geert Wilder, but I think stopping him from going to Britain is a bit far fetched. Vote-gaining methods perhaps?

LOL dude, you have the best choice of pictures. My breakfast is still sitting on the plate after seeing that. =P

uzza said...

Hard not to have mixed feelings about somebody who campaigns for free speech by advocating a book ban. People accuse him of racism, but I don't know how come.
Definitely something wrong with those Brit politicians. Now they've gone and banned the Phelps gang too, which I'd say is another mistake.