Blogger Indonesia A. Fatih Syuhud Weblog: Denmark Cartoon Controversy Ever since this uproar ocurred, I have wanted to talk with a Moslem about it, since I see a clear misunderstanding here about Western traditions regarding freedom of speech Most Americans learn the childhood reframe "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me". Well parented children are also taught to be kind and polite.
I'm butting in on Steve's two cents here. I have a racist joke for you......what is red, white, blue, and black and floats down a river going backwards? A dumb white person telling nigger jokes in a black neighborhood. Well thank you Venis, that's right pretty much around the world. In the west it is legal to be stupid and rude, but not al
ways safe, and it does not win you friends, and God is not impressed either, I am sure. I work on being a peaceful person, and I do not wish such stupid people any more harm than they are already suffering, but I would like to encourage them to be a bit more thoughtful for their own well being. Our legal limits on freedom of speach are that one cannot yell "fire" in a crowded theatre when there is no fire. Choclosteve