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"Glory to Allah" to be plastered over buses in London, Manchester, Birmingham, etc. Watch

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    (Original post by Erebor)
    PRSOM. Powerful image in this context.
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    If there was a naked/ semi-naked woman on a bus advert then I would see no one complaining here.

    smh... Just let them be, if you don't like it then don't look at it.

    Go focus on your exams instead of spreading hatred left right and centre.
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    Is this for real???
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    Such a waste of money. In what way will this "break down barriers"? Hopefully we can rely on our thugs to ruin them when they stand vacant.
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    If you want to break down barriers, don't alienate segments of the population. Muslims are a part of European society (whether we like it or not). However, it's equally their responsibility to integrate into European society and work towards educating their children to not follow teachings that directly conflict with its core values. 'True' liberalism is to work towards creating harmony; not bending over backwards so a regressive set of beliefs dominates society.
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    Each day we edge closer to being sweden...

    Britian pls... stahp...
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    Pretty sure the promotion of religion is against advertising standards.

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    (Original post by Xelfrost)
    Each day we edge closer to being sweden...
    But... Sweden yes?
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    Britain’s biggest Muslim charity is to brand hundreds of buses around the country with a slogan proclaiming glory to Allah to raise funds for victims of war and disasters in countries such as Syria during Ramadan next month.
    Oh, the horror.
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    And how exactly is that going to help to break down the barriers between clashing cultures?
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    As a secular country what is wrong with private companies purchasing such advertising space?

    The only problem is that Islamic Relief are (ostensibly) "government-backed", remove the government funding and there's no problem.

    Some of the opinions expressed here are against this are pathetic, you either support secularism and freedom of speech/religion or you don't. Please decide.
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    (Original post by Camila Cabello)
    As a secular country what is wrong with private companies purchasing such advertising space?

    The only problem is that Islamic Relief are (ostensibly) "government-backed", remove the government funding and there's no problem.

    Some of the opinions expressed here are against this are pathetic, you either support secularism and freedom of speech/religion or you don't. Please decide.
    You can support freedom of speech without supporting the promotion of religion.

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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You can support freedom of speech without supporting the promotion of religion.
    You cannot support freedom of speech without supporting it for everyone, including those who wish to 'promote' religious ideas.

    As long as the state isn't involved I don't see the problem.
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    Germany... Sweden... Belgium... UK
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    Oh my god, who cares?! Seriously, who cares? Why do you have to take issue the second Islam gets any sort of promotion whatsoever? Would there be widespread pseudo outrage if the government promoted a Christian or Catholic charity/organisation? No there wouldn't be. If the adverts were illicit, they wouldn't be approved by TfL or Arriva or First, etc..

    They're sodding bus advertisements, they're not enticements for you to convert and they're not something that should cause you so much distress that you have to create yet another attempt to stir up controversy. It's so boring now.
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    (Original post by iEthan)
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    Oh my god, who cares?! Seriously, who cares? Why do you have to take issue the second Islam gets any sort of promotion whatsoever? Would there be widespread pseudo outrage if the government promoted a Christian or Catholic charity/organisation? No there wouldn't be. If the adverts were illicit, they wouldn't be approved by TfL or Arriva or First, etc..

    They're sodding bus advertisements, they're not enticements for you to convert and they're not something that should cause you so much distress that you have to create yet another attempt to stir up controversy. It's so boring now.
    Do you not remember the outrage when the CoE tried to have the Lords prayer ad in cinemas?

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    1) The campaign will fall out of fashion quickly.

    2) Most of the population will have no clue what it means nor will they care.
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    You can support freedom of speech without supporting the promotion of religion.

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    Freedom of religion.
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    (Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
    1) The campaign will fall out of fashion quickly.

    2) Most of the population will have no clue what it means nor will they care.
    Well said
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    (Original post by DiddyDec)
    Do you not remember the outrage when the CoE tried to have the Lords prayer ad in cinemas?

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    Yeah and there was a backlash against the ridiculous outrage. Such well known Religion lovers such as Richard Dawkins came out in defence of the advert. Secularism means the state or public institutions shouldn't push religions. A school shouldn't be a "Muslim" schools or a "Christian" school for example. It doesn't mean people can not be religious or promote their religion and it also means the state can not prevent the freedom to belong to a religion of your choosing and to go around trying to gain members.

    Yes you can argue this advert violates that if the government has gotten involved but we are not technically a secular country anyway. The Church of England is interwoven into the fabric of our state. If you are such a secular fundamentalist that is much bigger concern than some Islamic adverts on a few buses.

    Bizarrely though in practise we are one the most secular countries on the planet. Where as America which is technically more secular that us they have a much bigger problem with religion than we do.
 
 
 
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