Lars Vilks likens Mohammed to homosexuals: aftermath uproar

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    May 19, 2010 6:38 PM GMT
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    May 20, 2010 7:42 PM GMT
    and this proves what?
  • JayDT

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    May 20, 2010 7:46 PM GMT
    Pretty f*cking insulting for everyone involved.
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    May 20, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    WOW just WOW! that was sick for so many reasons I'd like to keep for myself for now.
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    May 20, 2010 7:58 PM GMT
    Proof positive that religious extremists will go to any lengths to suppress anything the don't like? The eruption looked pretty planned.
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    May 20, 2010 8:21 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair saidThis is unacceptable in public school. They're showing pornography images and singing gaybar. This is also insulting Muslim students using image of Mohammad in a bad way.


    If the muslim students don't like it, then they shouldn't watch it. The creative arts are about expression....you don't have to agree with the message.
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    May 20, 2010 8:32 PM GMT
    Nobody's forcing them to watch it. Barbarians.
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    May 20, 2010 8:32 PM GMT
    I'm assuming this was a religion in art class? it seems a bit button-pushing, but well within the rights of a an artist... but yeah, it was verging on just shock-porn... if a christian saw this with jesus, i'm sure they wouldnt be happy...
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    May 20, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    JayDT saidPretty f*cking insulting for everyone involved.


    I thought it was mildly funny. Not outright hilarious though. But the fact that these students freaked out because the professor likened the prophet Muhammad to a homosexual offends ME as a homosexual. There's nothing wrong with homosexuality.

    Oh yeah, these protestors burned down the professors house afterwards.
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    May 20, 2010 9:39 PM GMT
    sxydrkhair said This is also insulting Muslim students using image of Mohammad in a bad way.


    Are you saying Mohammad being a homosexual is bad?
  • Delivis

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    May 20, 2010 9:46 PM GMT
    Religious fundamentalism and the madness of crowds. Barbarians indeed.
  • coolarmydude

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    May 20, 2010 9:57 PM GMT
    Well!
    That was one big fat FAIL!
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    May 20, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    JakeBenson said
    JayDT saidPretty f*cking insulting for everyone involved.


    I thought it was mildly funny. Not outright hilarious though. But the fact that these students freaked out because the professor likened the prophet Muhammad to a homosexual offends ME as a homosexual. There's nothing wrong with homosexuality.

    Oh yeah, these protestors burned down the professors house afterwards.


    As a fellow Jew, you know damn well what it is like to have people who know nothing of our community and faith to bash us in equally and often times more violent ways (blood libel ring any bells), to find this funny just because it's against Muslims and not agains us Jews just goes to show how truly self absorbed you are. You are right on one aspect, it is offensive to us as homosexuals. Where you're wrong; it's equally offensive to people who feel a strong connection to their faith.
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    May 20, 2010 10:01 PM GMT
    By the way, after reading up a little about this, here is some extra info.

    This is not a film by Vilks, but by someone else named Sooreh Hera. The clip was banned from youtube. The presentation he was giving was, rather ironically, a talk about free speech. Here is the AP article about the event if you want more details:

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gfyTngzJoXI5VLnRYFKryLwRumugD9FKV1Q86

    His house was fire bombed after the incident but it didnt burn down.
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    May 20, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    Ya know what, the rule of law that you so often cite in support of your opinions about immigration in AriZZona happens to also support freedom of speech and expression. Suck it up.


    sxydrkhair saidThis is unacceptable in public school. They're showing pornography images and singing gaybar. This is also insulting Muslim students using image of Mohammad in a bad way.
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    May 20, 2010 10:14 PM GMT
    Everybody in that video needs to find a constructive hobby.

    Everybody.
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    May 20, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    UrsaMajor saidYa know what, the rule of law that you so often cite in support of your opinions about immigration in AriZZona happens to also support freedom of speech and expression. Suck it up.


    sxydrkhair saidThis is unacceptable in public school. They're showing pornography images and singing gaybar. This is also insulting Muslim students using image of Mohammad in a bad way.


    This was in Sweden.They probably have silly hate speech laws that can be used to silence people who offend someone's religious sensibilities.
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    May 20, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    I think it's pretty obvious that Lars Vilks is a complete douche regardless of anyones opinion on the subject at hand.
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    May 20, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    This has angered a lot of Muslims like me around the world. Just because you can use free speech, does not mean you should incite anger in 1.25 billion people of the world.
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    May 20, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    phunkie saidThis has angered a lot of Muslims like me around the world. Just because you can use free speech, does not mean you should incite anger in 1.25 billion people of the world.


    And this gives free reign to attack him, firebomb his house, and give him death threats? When they didn;t even allow the film to finish?

    5:41..."If he had stopped this film, then this couldn't have happened."

    And Muslims wonder why so many think their religion is a religion of violence, irrationality, and hatred
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    May 20, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    phunkie saidThis has angered a lot of Muslims like me around the world. Just because you can use free speech, does not mean you should incite anger in 1.25 billion people of the world.


    And more importantly, just because a lot of people are offended, it does not mean they can use any violence. If they do not like it, they shouldnt watch it.
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    May 20, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    Delivis said
    phunkie saidThis has angered a lot of Muslims like me around the world. Just because you can use free speech, does not mean you should incite anger in 1.25 billion people of the world.


    And more importantly, just because a lot of people are offended, it does not mean they can use any violence. If they do not like it, they shouldnt watch it.


    So I should make a movie about Holocaust being fabricated by Jews. Its freedom of speech and a piece of art. People shouldn't watch that either if they don't like it but neither should it be banned for viewing then.

    So two terms. Hypocrisy. Double-standards.
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    May 20, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    Ah, the beautiful country formerly known as "Sweden".

    Stock up on Ikea furniture while you still can.

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    May 20, 2010 10:46 PM GMT
    Who's the hunk in the beginning? icon_smile.gif
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    May 20, 2010 10:47 PM GMT
    SeaSon saidAh, the beautiful country formerly known as "Sweden".

    Stock up on Ikea furniture while you still can.



    Ugh. I love IKEA but the tariffs kill me. icon_evil.gif
    Something that cost them $30 cost us $100. icon_eek.gif