Posted: 08 May 2015 at 10:19pm | IP Logged
What she was doing wasn't "free speech", it was "hate speech. This event was about hate & to incite violence. I'm happy to see all the backlash she is receiving now. She deserves it. The people of Garland were saying that next time if Pamela & her followers wants to exercise their free speech by desecrating someone else's religion, please do it at their house & advertise the address.
Charlie Hebdo team response..
"The difference between us and these people is that these people are organizing contests, anti-Islamist contests," he continued. "It's an obsession ... We are not obsessed. We are just obsessed by the news, and by how the world is going on. The difference with Pamela Geller, she is obsessed by Islam. She waits every morning and thinks, What can I do today to defy these people?"
There is absolutely no comparison," said Jean-Baptiste Thoret, the magazine's film critic who avoided the January attack.
"You have a, as you said, a sort of anti-Islamic movement [in Texas] ... the problem of Charlie Hebdo is absolutely not the same," Thoret told American public broadcaster PBS.
"We don't organize contests. We just do our work. We comment on the news. When Mohammed jumps out of the news, we draw Mohammed," added Charlie Hebdo's chief editor Gerard Biard.
"But if he didn't, we didn't. We don't... We fight racism. And we have nothing to do with these people."
A guy from Charlie Hebdo drew anti-semitic stuff & got arrested & even taken to court, but when they draw Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, it becomes comedy & free speech. Comedian Dieudonne have been arrested few times for anti-semitic. If people insist of being disrespectful c*nts in the name of free speech, then insult everyone rather than being scared of drawing Jews or don't insult anybody at all.
Funny that there many people out there who are actually sticking up for Charlie Hebdo/Pamela for their right to disrespect anybody they wish (except Jews) & then glorifying them for standing up for free speech (which they didn't even do). Worst, they even disrespected my Muslim brother (Ahmed) who gave up his life to protect clowns out there who want to mock other people's (including his own) beliefs.
Honestly, I don't understand what is the obsession with Muhammad? How about drawing North Korea leader pissing himself or make cartoon of Putin f**king a goat.. Or you can draw Boko Haram, even they need some entertainment & something to laugh at..
Next you know these people will say even bullying & teasing needs to tolerated & unpunished, in light of freedom of speech.