(Original post by Errm336)
I don't think there was any valid criticism. It was clearly meant to insult and offend billions of people.
If they wanted to provide constructive criticism, then they should have had a debate. An equal platform where ideas are disseminated and discussed and people are free to make up their own minds.
You mean the same countries are are attempting to restrict freedoms because people are using them in ways which they didn't ever envisage?
So it's "You can have your freedoms, as long as it doesn't run contrary to anything we want you to say
You seem to be under many misconceptions so allow me to point you in the right direction.
You see, it's all very well setting yourself up on a pedestal and acting as a bastion for democracy and human rights but there is only so long you can keep up appearances before people open their eyes and see that it is bull****.
The major clash won't be between Muslims and Europeans, but between "righteous" people vs "hypocrites" in European countries.
In a democratic and increasingly individualistic society, you can't move ahead as a group until you are able to unify people under a common cause and this time around, it is Islam. Previously, it was communism, IRA and before that, Jews and a whole host of other people.
The reason it's not working at the moment is simply because of timing.
Democracy and human rights have been around for around 50 years and people can see that it's not working, either solving their own problems or actually contributing to their current levels of distress.
Democracy and human rights are nice concepts, but they have been hijacked by capitalism, and the concentration of wealth in the hands of a select few, who determine and drive the direction that society should move in.
To capitalism, Islam is an active threat due to two aspects:
a) Islam has socialist principles.
b) Islam has "fanatical adherents".
The latter may not be as useful but capitalism cannot stand the former. Hence, it has deemed Islam the enemy under the guise of human rights and democracy and you have fallen for it hook, line and sinker.
The coming war will not be along religious lines but between Individualism vs Collective.