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Old 09-28-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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TEHRAN, Iran An Iranian court sentenced the founder of one of the first Farsi-language blogs, credited with sparking the boom in Iranian reform bloggers, to more than 19 years in prison for his writings, a news web site reported Tuesday.

Unbelievable...19 years in prison for words on a blog.

The Associated Press: Pioneer Iran blogger sentenced to 19 years prison
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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This is an example of breaking sharia law. No one is allowed to offend islam or it's imams or insult the religion. If he were not a muslim the punishment would have been death. Visiting or acknowledging israel which is considered the enemy of islam is not allowed either.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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"Freedom of speech"? That's as tyrannical as it gets.
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:51 PM
 
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This is what the muslim nations are pushing to get through the UN right now. An international law that would make it illegal in any country in the world to insult, disparage, or offend muslims and the muslim faith and no others are included. In other words they want the world to conform to their sharia laws and not those arrived at by each particular country in the name of democracy, freedom, and free speech. It's called 'creeping sharia' and is to be pushed by intimidation (as we have seen), political pressure, or capitulation.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Prattville, Alabama
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This is what the muslim nations are pushing to get through the UN right now. An international law that would make it illegal in any country in the world to insult, disparage, or offend muslims and the muslim faith and no others are included. In other words they want the world to conform to their sharia laws and not those arrived at by each particular country in the name of democracy, freedom, and free speech. It's called 'creeping sharia' and is to be pushed by intimidation (as we have seen), political pressure, or capitulation.
Yeah....that's never gonna happen in the good ole US of A....we actually are a country that allows the FREEDOM OF SPEECH to everyone....no matter if their speech is offensive or not....one is FREE to say whatever they want to in this country and we like it that way.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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Perhaps the topic should read "Freedom of Speach in Iran", since censorship as practiced in the middle east has little to do with Islam and more to do with politics.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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Yeah....that's never gonna happen in the good ole US of A....we actually are a country that allows the FREEDOM OF SPEECH to everyone....no matter if their speech is offensive or not....one is FREE to say whatever they want to in this country and we like it that way.

Yep. And that is in SPITE of the so-called Judeo-Christian "values" the country was (not) founded upon.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:50 PM
 
Location: New York City
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This is what the muslim nations are pushing to get through the UN right now. An international law that would make it illegal in any country in the world to insult, disparage, or offend muslims and the muslim faith and no others are included. In other words they want the world to conform to their sharia laws and not those arrived at by each particular country in the name of democracy, freedom, and free speech. It's called 'creeping sharia' and is to be pushed by intimidation (as we have seen), political pressure, or capitulation.
Do you have documentation on this. I would REALLy love to see it to make a point.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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Perhaps the topic should read "Freedom of Speach in Iran", since censorship as practiced in the middle east has little to do with Islam and more to do with politics.
You do know that Iran is a theocracy don't you? Islam is the politics in Iran.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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You do know that Iran is a theocracy don't you? Islam is the politics in Iran.
Iran disallows freedom of speech.
Iran is Muslim.
Therefore, Islam disallows freedom of speech.

North Korea disallows freedom of speech.
It's proven above that Islam disallows freedom of speech.
Therefore, North Korea is Muslim.

That is as illogical as your arguments in this thread.

The suppression of speech is a political power move against the ruling regime's opposition, who happen to be Muslim, themselves.
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