The media is giving editorial space in which Muslims defend homicides.
I guess we can consider ourselves “warned.”
USA Today obviously thought it was a good idea Thursday to print an argument that murder of those who “insult” Muhammad is not only “legitimate,” but apparently “right”: “People know the consequences: Opposing view.”
Why did France allow the tabloid to provoke Muslims?
Contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands of Allah alone. Therefore, Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression, as their speech and actions are determined by divine revelation and not based on people’s desires.
Although Muslims may not agree about the idea of freedom of expression, even non-Muslims who espouse it say it comes with responsibilities. In an increasingly unstable and insecure world, the potential consequences of insulting the Messenger Muhammad are known to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
Muslims consider the honor of the Prophet Muhammad to be dearer to them than that of their parents or even themselves. To defend it is considered to be an obligation upon them. The strict punishment if found guilty of this crime under sharia (Islamic law) is capital punishment implementable by an Islamic State. This is because the Messenger Muhammad said, “Whoever insults a Prophet kill him.”
So, who is to determine the definition of an “insult”?
Is it an insult to say Muhammad was a pedophile, since he forced a nine-year-old to “marry” him?
Is it an insult to say Islam’s “prophet” was a bloody murderer, since he and his followers slaughtered town after town after town—with innocent women and children—just because they would not bow their knees to the fake moon god, Allah?
Would USA Today publish the insane ramblings of Scott Roeder or Paul Hill, allowing them to “justify” their killings of abortionists?
This is journalistic malpractice—providing a sick rationale to every Muslim nutcase in America to undertake killing sprees akin to what we’ve seen in France the past two days. Simply irresponsible!