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godtoldmetobeanatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 20 by godtoldmetobeanatheist

Comment 19 by Peter Grant :

I live in South Africa and I have been threatened by Muslims at work for forwarding cartoons criticising Islam. The reason apartheid lasted so long was because "good and decent people" were cowards and said nothing. It was only when we all stood up to the evil that it fell.

Oh get off your moral high horse. First of all, there are quite obviously Muslims who condemn the killing, and aren't afraid to speak out. Thousands came out to support Salman Taseer during his funeral, even if selective reading prevents you from acknowledging it. And if you work and have friends among Muslims, you must know that almost all of them find terrorism repugnant. My point was that you can't expect all of them to put their lives on their line as Salman Taseer did. (and no, forwarding some cartoons does not give you the moral high ground to condemn over a billion people in the world)

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 13:03:51 UTC | #575652