Muslim migrant beheading of French Teacher Samuel Paty on Oct. 16, 2020. prompted prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau to hold a press conference on Friday Oct. 30, 2020.
“In a free society we will always defend it. But freedom of expression is not unlimited. For example it’s not allowed to cry fire in a packed cinema. In a respectful society such as ours everyone must be aware of the impact of our words and actions on others. There are communities experiencing huge discrimination in Canada today. So yes we will always defend freedom of expression. But everyone must act respectfully towards others, and not try to needlessly or arbitrarily hurt someone we share this planet and society with.”
So, if I understand, you do not think that people should make fun of religion or religious figures. That’s what I understood when you gave your example of the packed cinema. Terrorists are using this as justification for violence.
I believe that in a society such as ours we should always strive to be respectful and not to insult anyone else. It’s a matter of respect. It’s a matter of not trying to dehumanize or deliberately hurt someone else. I think this is an extremely important debate to have regarding for example possible exceptions. But often the intention is less important because the action is still hurtful. So our society is based on respecting others and listening and learning. So we should have this discussion in a respectful way. Video
The OIC Organization of Islamic Cooperation has for decades been lobbying the United Nation to curtail free speech. This is seen by many Western leaders as a reasonable compromise to curb the effects, both social & economic, of a rioting Muslim population. As the percentage of the Muslim population increases greater will be the necessity for prudence.
Toronto Imam Shabbir Ally explains death penalty for “criticizing” Islam or Muhammad. Such killings, a study has found, leads to deteriorating social cohesion and intercommunity relations. Muslim riots have also been linked to fueling the rise in conceptual application of Islamophobia.
Colorado Imam lays out in a clear easy to understand manner the love Muslims have for their religion which, they learn from infancy, prohibits them from tolerating free speech on issues regarding Islam.