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Old 07.01.2015, 20:28
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1) If every newspaper were to put those cartoons on their front page, I'm quite certain that it would offend more than just the minority of Muslims that constitute the jihadists. I'm sure there would be plenty of non-violent Muslims (the majority of them) who would also be offended but would not be willing to resort to violence because of it.
2) But I think that the freedom of speech should come with some degree of responsibility, particularly since it is often used solely as a means to offend or "get a laugh" -- as was perhaps (or most likely) the case with the cartoons published by this newspaper. What else could their intentions have been?
3) Well, of course no one deserved to lose their lives because of these cartoons, but at the same time, I do think it's time that all sides start taking more moral responsibility for their actions, because if we really do want peace, then perhaps we should consider acting accordingly. I don't want my little boy to grow up in a world in which the tensions between the Muslim world and the non-Muslim world have escalated into a full-blown third world war, particularly if it was in part due to our own inability to understand the fact that, regardless of it being right or wrong, there are some people out there who are willing to kill on behalf of their religion and to defend what they hold as sacred. Despite how much we might disagree with that kind of belief system, if we don't respect the fact that it does (and probably always did and always will) exist, then it's just a vicious circle, and there will never be peace between the Muslim world and the non-Muslim world.

4)Simply because we are allowed the freedom of speech doesn't mean that we should always take the opportunity to abuse it.
1) the caricature mocked ISIS and radical Islam. currently the world's most eligble targets for mocking.

2-4) Freedom of speech is there to be used. If someone is offended, it's their problem. As long as the speech is not racist or violent it should be allowed.
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