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Thread #92621   Message #1775676
Posted By: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
04-Jul-06 - 11:30 AM
Thread Name: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Subject: RE: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Heard Rushdie speak on Moyer's interview. Made sense. He has a Muslim background. He said that not all Muslims are extremists and that it's time for more reason and less ignorance.

The First Admendent of our Constitution protects the right to worship without imposing that right on others.

Rushdie's decision was based on his conviction that democracy is the right to criticize that with which you don't agree.

Cartoons should not be censored. Extremists regardless of religious belief or affilliation have no right to intimidate anyone if he/she disagrees with those views. In the US, someone is going to be offended at criticism. It's the American way.

Unfortunately, many resort to violence to prevail. When religion does this, it invalidates itself.

Frank Hamilton