This should give a whole new meaning to the Calgary Stampede
There is so much wrong with this clip it buggers the imagination. For openers, as a commenter observed, its a way for muslims to know exactly where people live who may wish to preserve their own culture and rights.
Secondly it is clearly an extortion racket and one to enforce sharia norms, not, as the gentleman observed, to protect all religions. Of course even if it was, that wouldn’t make it any better but being that not a prayer service happens where muslims do not threaten, degrade, insult and demand the destruction of every other religion, his statement was clearly to anesthetize the rest of us into thinking it was at least partially a rational demand.
So I have the following suggestion. I would ask that all people please pass it on to anyone they may know in the calgary region.
If muslims come to their door make sure you have a video camera on them. Use your phone cam if you have one. (This will justify the cost of your new iPhone 5 or Galaxy S III alone) Politely and with no trace of hostility ask a series of questions in the Socratic tradition. Think of your own so they don’t have pat replies ready but they could be along these lines.
Q: Is rational criticism of Islam OK?
(If so then)
Q: where is the line between rational criticism and insulting Islam?
Q: If I were to say that Islam’s founder Mohamed (he is a prophet only to believers. it remains important that the rest of us do not refer to him that way) was a pedophile as he married a 6 year old and molested her then had penetrative sex with her at 9, this is clearly true as all your Scripture says, but would you consider that blasphemy or insulting to Islam and its founder?
Q: If I or anyone was to point out the constant atrocities carried out in the name of Islam against Buddhists in Thailand, Jews everywhere, Hindus in India and Australia and jihad in general, would that be a problem for you?
Q: Exactly what do you mean by ‘respect’? as Islam tends to use words in a proprietary fashion.
Basically the idea is to get on camera the proof that what they really want, is, as South Park so excellently observed in the 2 part episodes where Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton and other obnoxious celebrities try and steal mohamed’s magical powers to be above criticism, complete and total domination of what ideas may or may not pass in the public sphere. And if they succeed, and they very well might, it is a very short trip to serfdom from there.
Once you have that video post it to you tube and send me the link or send me the video directly and I’ll edit it and make sure the point is out there. It will not be difficult to expose the real agenda with a few of those.
I must add, that there is simply no way that this is not a threat, direct or implied in the manner of a very confident extortionist.
(at approximately 50 seconds)
I think they will realize that the peace of the city and the peace of our country beautiful country of Canada is lies in that uh we should give proper respect to every founder of the religion
Eeyore for Vlad.