(Original post by badar12345)
Wow the disrespect shown by some posters on this thread is insane, you speak of freedom of choice and freedom of speech, yet everyone should choose what you want them to choose. It's not acceptable to poke fun at Christians or Muslims, how would you feel if a random person on the street started insulting your parents? I'm sure even if you wouldn't react it would bother you, and the thing is if a Christian is "poking fun" at his own religion it is to a certain degree acceptable but you'll never find that, they'll be agnostic or atheist yet been brought up as Christian so they use this as a barrier to continue "poking fun" at religion, but when you start to make a mockery of another religion then you are crossing dangerous waters fair enough you can mock stereotypes which can be funny but if you mock the very essence of the religion it's wrong.
Secondly to the poster who claims Islam is a ridiculous religion and deserves to be ridiculed, do some research mate Muslims were the forefront of intellectual development in the medieval era with Western non Muslim scholars going so far as to saying "If the Muslims were still in Spain, we would've landed on the moon a hundred years before we did." You should not disrespect something which is clearly greater than yourself. Muslims are not "adept" to dealing with criticism, that's not the problem, the problem is what gives you the right to criticize me? You talk about the west "allowing" Muslims to settle in their countries, but basic economics imply that the influx of foreign workers is only leading to higher long term growth, if anything it benefits the West and not only that, you guys are quick to forget how Muslims "allowed" Christians and Jews to reside by peacefully in Palestine during the crusades despite being persecuted and killed when the armies of the first crusade stormed Jerusalem. Or when the British entered India claiming it as a token of the commonwealth, you say do as the Romans do in Rome? But you find it's acceptable to enter other countries without question (see USA entering Iraq/Afghanistan) with no real justification and causing more damage than the twin towers or the 7/7 bombings. While I by no means justify these acts, what you must understand is that the acts carried out are political not religious, the media frenzy has made the masses believe that Muslims are some dangerous group of people who transform into beasts and go around bombing you, well if you want to get down to facts the majority of bomb blasts that have occured have happened in Muslim countries. The bad is pointed out more than the good, but have you taken a look in the mirror let's take a look at some of the biggest "criminals" on the face of the history of the planet.
-Adolf Hitler responsible for mass genocide with up to 9 million "undesirables" killed... a christian.
-The First Crusader army responsible for the death of innocent women and children both Muslims and Jews and responsible for cannibalising on Muslims when food supplies were low, their religion...Christianity.
- The occupation of Palestine and formation of Israel and the constant persecution of Muslims orchestrated by Christians and carried out by Jews.
- Not to mention both world wars were caused by essentially Christian leaders.
- The IRA
-Anders Breivik , responsible for killing children even said it was because of his belief in Christianity causing him to carry out the attacks.
Yet everyone fails to mention "Christian" extremism, Christians have a right to their own religion like every other religion but do not act so self righteous when what Muslims have done or are doing is nothing compared to you in modern and ancient history, and when you have no knowledge of something do not comment on it, quoting me misquoted references from the Quran is not valid justification, the majority of Muslims are good, just like every religion has their good and bad, do not be quick to judge others, I'm pretty sure you wouldn't want someone to judge you. Keep talking disrespectfully to hide your own insecurities and the fact that a computer screen and keyboard protect you.