Class Warfare Blog

October 27, 2020

Our Rules Apply to You . . . Whether You Want Them or Not

Filed under: Uncategorized — Steve Ruis @ 9:23 am

According to an article in yesterday’s The Guardian:

“ISLAMABAD (REUTERS) – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that French President Emmanuel Macron has “attacked Islam” by encouraging the display of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

“Khan’s comments come days after Macron paid tribute to a French history teacher beheaded by an Islamist radical who wanted to avenge the use of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in a class on freedom of expression.”

“‘By attacking Islam, clearly without having any understanding of it, President Macron has attacked & hurt the sentiments of millions of Muslims in Europe & across the world,’ Khan added.”

So, the President of France was supposed to ignore a religion-inspired murder, and salve the feelings of “wounded” Muslims, who were offended by the actions of a schoolroom teacher. Of course, none of those Muslims would have known about this action, had they followed the dictates of their own religion.

The teacher who was beheaded asked any students who might be offended by the display to leave before he displayed the cartoons. The whole purpose of the display was to allow students to discuss the offensiveness or lack thereof and create more understanding of the principle in question.

Clearly the Prime Minister of Pakistan was, in a most Trumpian manner, virtue signaling to his Pakistani audience. Otherwise he was claiming that his religious rules apply to us. If this were at all the case, then we would be free to apply our rules to them, and I do not think they would like that.

There is a reason why there are international treaties and accords that govern how people are to act toward one another internationally. Apparent PM Khan thinks the Qu’ran is such an accord and we all have signed on to it.

2 Comments »

  1. It is time civil society pulled the teeth on Islam.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Arkenaten — October 27, 2020 @ 10:40 am | Reply

    • Agreed, if adherents to a religion have repeated dangerous antisocial behaviors, the religion needs to be restricted. Period.

      On Tue, Oct 27, 2020 at 10:40 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — October 27, 2020 @ 11:30 am | Reply


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