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Monday, February 18, 2013

Islamist leader preaches to FSU students about limits on free speech

Yoh, Mr. Muslim dude. Respect for different cultures is a two-way street 

 by Eric Dondero

Some Muslim dude with one name, Ihsanoglu, came to Florida State University over the weekend to deliver a speech about the rising tide of Islam worldwide. From FSUNews.com, "Ihsanoglu shares 'Vision for the Muslim World' with FSU":
Students gathered at the Claude Pepper Center on Valentine’s Day to celebrate a new era of acceptance and diversity as international relations luminary, Ihsanoglu, secretary general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), gave a public lecture on relations with Islam. Ihsanoglu made a point to illustrate what objectives the OIC is focusing on for the future, including the recovery of refugees from natural disasters and catastrophic events.
"Ihsanoglu" then talked about how free speech rights doesn't extend to insulting one's culture.
Ihsanoglu believes that because of the issues that exist within the political sphere of these countries, misconceptions are drawn, which leads to prejudice. In regards to differences between culture and belief systems of the Western and Muslim worlds, he argued that the general population needs to separate politics and religion. “You see, we have to understand each other, and we have to respect each other,” said Ihsanoglu. “Muslims don’t like objectifying Mohammed—so don’t do that. Just respect their symbols and sensitivities. We’re not against freedom of speech or expression. We are simply calling for respect. You cannot use freedom to instigate disrespect, insult, or be destructive, determined by race, ethnicity, or religion, as decided by the Geneva Convention.”
Mr. "Ihanoglu" doesn't appear like he cares much about extending that respect to Western culture. We have our cultural icons too: Busty co-eds, hot babes in bikinis on Florida beaches, keggars full of Coors or Heiniken, Jack Daniels with a coke chaser, blaring Metallica and AC/DC, the NFL, college football, pork sandwiches, hot dogs, 4th of July parades, and military men in uniform. 

 So, when do you Muslims start showing respect for our culture?  When do the Muslims living here in U.S. start assimilating and adopting some aspects of our cultural lifestyle?

Photo credit - Stingtalk.com

11 comments:

KN@PPSTER said...

The American cultural lifestyle has only one essential aspect: "Whatever floats your boat, as long as you're not hurting anyone else."

What's cool about that is that while Muslims may have trouble tolerating Americans, real Americans have no trouble whatsoever tolerating Muslims.

Eric Dondero said...

Thus, we are no longer the United States of America. We are cultureless, and America no longer has any meaning. It's a piece of shit nation is what you are essentially saying. We should all just quit.

Eric Dondero said...

Why do Italians get to be Italians, but Americans don't get to be Americans?

KN@PPSTER said...

Eric,

Americans DO get to be Americans. We get to be Americans even when you insist on being a North Korean.

We real Americans are going to continue being real Americans whether you like it or not.

Eric Dondero said...

Why do Mexi-cans get to be Mexicans, but Ameri-cans have to be Multi-cultural-cans?

Every other fucking country on the planet gets to have their own culture. Us here in the U.S. No siree. Our culture is the United friggin' Nations.

Eric Dondero said...

Is there such a thing as American food?

Nope!

American food consists of EVERYTHING IN THE ENTIRE PLANET.

There's nothing unique about America. We're just a big fucking Poly-glot mixture of whatever.

KN@PPSTER said...

What's unique about America IS that we're just a big fucking polyglot mixture of whatever.

Anywhere else in the world you go, some asshole orders you to be something in particular -- a Hutu, a Tutsi, a Muslim, a Protestant, a Catholic, this caste, that tribe, bow before the image of Glorious Leader, fill out the form 27B stroke 6.

In America, people still -- not nearly enough any more, but at least to some degree -- refuse to put up with that shit.

This is America. You don't get to choose other people's religions for them. If you don't like it, feel free to go fuck yourself. Or go back to North Korea.

Eric Dondero said...

So, you proved my point, at the same time continued to avoid my pointed question.

Why is it Italians get to be Italian, but we Americans can only be Americ-ulturals?

Eric Dondero said...

Perhaps it just a hatred you have for Americans of European descent? A little bit of racism creeping in, 'eh?

Everybody is great except for us white dudes, right there Knappster?

Eric Dondero said...

Knapp's future America: A scene straight out of Blade Runner.

KN@PPSTER said...

It's not that I'm avoiding your question, it's that you don't like the answer, because you hate the thing that makes America and Americans unique.

As for America not having its own foods, you're really missing out if you haven't tried cornbread (from the American south), clam chowder (from New England), hot dogs (probably from St. Louis, but certainly popularized in Chicago and New York), cashew chicken (invented in Springfield, Missouri), or anything made with turkey, just for starters.