Saturday, September 29, 2012

Whom to Blame?

14-09-12

U.S envoy to Libya killed in protest against movie. Times of India.13-09-12.
Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance; the concept is generally recognized also to include the freedom to change religion or not to follow any religion. The freedom to leave or discontinue membership in a religion or religious group —in religious terms called "apostasy" —is also a fundamental part of religious freedom. Freedom of religion is considered by many people and nations to be a fundamental right. In a country with a state religion, freedom of religion is generally considered to mean that the government permits religious practices of other sects besides the state religion, and does not to Persecute believers in other faiths.
Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's opinions and ideas via speech. The term freedom of expression is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. In practice, the right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any country and the right is commonly subject to limitations, as with libelslanderobscenity,[citation needed] copyright violation and incitement to commit a crime.
The right to freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 of the ICCPR states that "[e]everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference" and "everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice". Article 19 goes on to say that the exercise of these rights carries "special duties and responsibilities" and may "therefore be subject to certain restrictions" when necessary "[f]or respect of the rights or reputation of others" or "[f]or the protection of national security or of public order (order public), or of public health or morals".

Throughout history in the name of freedom of expression/creativity people had hurt sentimental of other religion. Democracy allows freedom of speech /expression and it is the fundamental rights?! So if a person does not like other religion he/she has the right to insult? How would you define sedition charges? Where will you draw the line? Tolerance level against other religion differs between religions and person to person.

In every religion you will find religious fundamentalists and extremists. They cannot tolerate other religion. They use freedom of speech/expression/creativity to their advantage.  This is what is creating problems.
Islamophobia is real. U.S and Europe is greatly concerned about it. But in west and Europe more and more people are getting converted into Islam. That means people in U.S and Europe are not happy with their own religion if not their eroding culture forcing parents to convert into Islam. Where it is not their parents who control their children, it is the morel police in Islam take control of their children's life.
We often hear "Islam is the most misunderstood religion'.?!!! When there are two different ideologies in one religion naturally people from other religion get confused. There are moderate Muslims you see in U.S, Europe, India, Turkey and Lebanon..... There are also religious extremism practiced in Islam .tribal and terrible system practiced by Taliban and AL-Quad. Who is the real Muslim? The moderate Muslims or the religious extremists?  It is quite natural for people from other religion to feel suspicious.
'Make no mistake, justice will be done. ‘Obama. He is trying to take political advantage out of the Libyan embassy attack. After mayhem film maker Sam Bacile goes into hiding..... He never thought about the consequences while making 'Innocence of Muslims". Funny, the title seems to convey good message for others while the movie contains insult to Muslims.
Now you tell me whom to blame? The person who incited religious hatred in the name of creativity or the Libyan extremists who killed innocent people?

The need of hour is ĂšNIVERSAL LOVE' my new religion!
Author of universal love,
Jivan!