The biggest democracy in the world, India, could sure use a lesson on the necessity of fair criticism in all aspects of life, including religion.What could have possibly infuriated India's Muslim community enough to warrant their arrests?
The editor and publisher of a top English-language Indian daily have been arrested on charges of "hurting the religious feelings" of Muslims.
Muslims said they were upset with the Statesman for reproducing an article from the UK's Independent daily in its 5 February edition.
The article was entitled: "Why should I respect these oppressive religions?"
It concerns the erosion of the right to criticise religions.
This insane concern for the feelings of religious groups is completely out of control. They're putting people in jail for hurting the feelings of teh poor widdle Muslimz, with no sense of irony or shame whatsoever. I mean, the assault of freedom of speech and conscience is bad enough. To do this to people who ran an article about the threat religions are posing to critics just shows an appalling lack of appreciation for irony. Way to prove the authors' point, you fucktards!
But a free society cannot be structured to soothe the hardcore faithful. It is based on a deal. You have an absolute right to voice your beliefs – but the price is that I too have a right to respond as I wish. Neither of us can set aside the rules and demand to be protected from offence.That's right. So suck it up. Take it like men, you snivelling little cowards. You'd think a religion that's survived over 1,000 years of crusades and missionaries would be able to handle it when a few journalists give it the finger. If it's too weak to withstand even a mild critique, it sure as shit doesn't deserve to be propped up by popping publishers in jail.