Palestinian held for Facebook criticism of Islam
Associated Press
Published: 11.11.10, 22:49
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1. Too many things to address here
Tamir ,   Los Angeles   (11.11.10)
but ill try. First off isnt this a wonderful example of the "tolerance" of Islam? Not being able to make fun of or even criticise a religion without death sentences speaks highly of the nature of how we should view Islam. I think the other quirky part to take away from this is that this gentleman made his posts in an internet cafe where he spent 7 hours a day and how this speaks volumes as to the "intolerable" conditions that the palestinians face in "occupied" territories. If this doesnt tell you everything you need to know about the lies and hatred sorrounding muslims then I dont know what will.
2. More Islamic supremacism and intimidation
Yehoshua J1 ,   USA   (11.11.10)
This the try of people Barry Hussein Obama supports: "The United States will give an additional $150 million to the Palestinian Authority as Washington seeks to boost the fledgling government amid an impasse in peace talks with Israel", Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday.
3. israel should kidnap him
pini ,   usrael   (11.11.10)
and set him free in Israel or America.
4. :: Poor guy is innocent
Matty Groves ,   Fairport   (11.11.10)
I created the Facebook accounts with blasphemy of Islam and made it look like a fictional Arab which turned out to be this poor soul. The irony is "that criticizing religious texts for their oppression, prison and execution can only be combated by ... oppression, prison and execution"
5. "The limits of tolerance"??
sk ,   USA   (11.11.10)
"The case of the unlikely apostate, a shy barber from the West Bank town of Qalqilya, is highlighting the limits of tolerance in the Western-backed Palestinian Authority – and illustrating a new trend by authorities in the Arab world to mine social media for evidence." Seriously, can even the leftists of Ynet believe that there is enough tolerance in the PA so that is makes sense to "illustrate the limits" of tolerance? Guffaw!
6. This Poor Guy Tells The
Brazen   (11.11.10)
Absolute truth and look what happens, he can move to L.A. I'm sure nattalie d. will take him in?
7. followers of the religion of peace showing tolerance again
zionist forever   (11.11.10)
Salman Rushdie writes a book criticizing islam he has a fatwah put on his head in Iran. In Denmark a magazine pubishes cartoons which the muslims find insulting and he gets death threats. An idiot on Facebook decides to post some blogs which are insulting to Mohammed and he is now facing life in prison and the residents of his home town want to burn him to death in public to make an example of him. People murder their wives and daughters in honor killings and they don't get that kind of punishment. The religion of peace has lost the plot when you can't say or do anything thats insulting about Mohammed.
8. Huh?
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (11.11.10)
"Zainab Rashid, a liberal Palestinian commentator, wrote in an online opinion piece that Husayin has made an important point: 'that criticizing religious texts for their (intellectual) weakness can only be combatted by ... oppression, prison and execution'." If that primitive comment is the work product of a "liberal" "Palestinian" commentator, imagine what the "conservative" "Palestinian" commentators have to say .... We REALLY need to get the "Palestinians" out of our midst ..... they corrupt us to our very souls.
9. followers of islam prove their detractors right yet again
mike ,   israel (formerly usa   (11.11.10)
this is all too easy and predictable.
10. American Taxpayers Beware your $150M Funds These Lunatics
David P. ,   Capitola, CA   (11.12.10)
what a comical waste, we're supposed to prop up these despicable and wretched people under the guise of democracy, are we that collectively foolish to allow our government to finance these savages
11. Free Walid Husayin!! join facebook group..
atheist ,   free world   (11.12.10)!/home.php?sk=group_122979574430344
12. Tolerance--NOT!
Ellen ,   Israel/USA   (11.12.10)
The PA is supposed to be the modern state, the state that will be Democratic. Is this an example of PA democracies and freedoms. All those lefties who demonstrate for the rights of the Palys--do they realize what they are demonstrating for? Do they begin to understand what the end product would be? Yeah, polls show Arabs want freedom from Israel, they aren't fools, they want to live!! AND they know that if they were to say they want to stay Israeli they would be signing their own death contracts. For Israel is really the state they love to hate , but they relish their right to say it. Islam, the religion that can insult everyone and anybody can't handle when it comes back at them. Note to lefties--be careful what you wish for. You may get it and you could be the next one on the receiving end of a jail cell or a stoning.
13. That is shameful
Luiz Felipe Haddad ,   Niteroi, Brazil   (11.12.10)
It is terrible for us, true Christians, who believe in religious tolerance and more union among the Peoples of Abraham, to know about those sad events in Arab Palestine. Faith can't be imposed by fear, like it was during past nightmares of Inquisition. Also because of it, we endourse Israel; a civilized and democratic State; and we pray to God Almighty in order to a secure and honoured peace for her, and to much progress and less fanaticism for the islamic brothers. Luiz Felipe Haddad.
14. #4
Look how civilized these people are. The ones who you adore so much.
15. Seems like all blogger's claims proven true
William ,   Israel   (11.12.10)
All of the comments and threats from Arabs around the region and his neighbors basically prove the blogger's points about intolerance, irrationality, and ignorance. This is how the truth is dealt with in the Muslim world...and its why the global Left love them so.
16. #1 - this speaks more about fragility of Islam
William ,   Israel   (11.12.10)
rather than the violence and oppression. The fact that Muslims' first actions is to call for death of anyone that questions their religion, even in an innocent way, means that Muslims themselves aren't very secure in the foundations of Islamic belief. In human history, the more insecure the group the more violent they are to questions and opposition. Islam is very fragile and was from the first day, which is why they kill anyone who even thinks of converting away from Islam. If one can convert, it means Islam isn't the most wonderful "gift" to the world and that isn't acceptable to the Arab psyche. The Leftists react in the same manner. Ask a valid question and be responded to with calls of "racism" and attempts at delegitimization.
17. The face of Islam, in the "moderate" Palestinian Authority,
Avigdor   (11.12.10)
and Amnesty International is silent, as are all other human rights organizations. Don't you wonder why?
18. If You Liked Gaza, You'll LOVE Palestine
Dallasc ,   Canada   (11.12.10)
Just What the World Needs, Another Radical Islamic State. And in the rightful land of Israel no less. When will the world begin to stop cheering for more insans regimes? Aren't there enough of them already?
19. Kidnap him & trade him for Shalit..
SG ,   USA   (11.12.10)
if not accepted, give him a pc and let him continue to publish. "The truth will set you free!"
20. and the truth is...
Pacon Tarte ,   New Heaven   (11.12.10)
that this guy is not telling the truth. How do I know? because I am god and all the so called prophets were and are fakes! You all should adore me and send me tons of money so I can help you be better people by abandoning all corrupted material things --just give them to me and I will dispose of them. No need to build palaces to congregate, send me the savings. I have appointed a number of folks who will identify themselves as my sacerdotes and they will collect all your contributions and will help you communicate with me as necessary --you cannot do it by yourself. So forget about Muhammad, the bedouin king, or Jesus, or Moses, or Budah, or whatever. I am the one: Pacon Tarte!
21. To the residents of Qualqilya
David Powell ,   Everett, WA USA   (11.12.10)
22. # 7 - The religion of peace has lost the plot ,...
split ,   US   (11.12.10)
On the other side you can be cursed and banish forever by your own rebe family and friens just for falling in love and marry a goyim - Your kids won't ever get to know their grandies their uncles, aunts and cousins but that's a O'k as long as you're not an Arab.
23. Hey Salma
Jason, Ph.D. ,   Charlotte, NC   (11.12.10)
Salma, where are you? I'll bet you can't wait until the establishment of a Palestinian state so you can be ruled by these lunatics, right?
24. The Palestinian way: "oppression, prison and execution."
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (11.12.10)
Here is more proof that the world does not need an oppressive new country called "Palestine". My guess is that "Palestine" would also quickly arrest and jail "Zainab Rashid, a liberal Palestinian commentator," for offending Islam and "Palestine" by calling it oppressive. No doubt the leftist humanitarians who support the demand for a state called "Palestine" will insist that it be given a prominent seat on the UN Human Rights Council. Feh.
25. damn proud to be human
Alex ,   UK   (11.12.10)
this guy is MENSCH. he stands not only against killers and idiots that exist today, but agfainst his own genetic legacy, disfigured by thousands of years of archaic order, aggression, meanness and tribal mythology. hats off!! - all Western governments should demand release of this courageous dissident. He is a type of Arab immigrant that I would welcome wholeheartedly in the West!!.
26. One brave guy
Sam ,   ME   (11.12.10)
27. He can move to Israel
Israeli   (11.12.10)
I also think religion is prmitive nonsense. Move here, you can speak your mind and no one will care.
28. Comments on Facebook about Islam
Barbara ,   Haifa Israel   (11.12.10)
What - no freedom of speech or thought ? All of you want only robots and suiciders in the Islam world ? None of you will remain alive, it this is the case.
29. The irony is...
Zahava ,   London   (11.12.10)
The irony is that nothing would cement his views on Islam and atheism more than this.
30. Behold the "moderate" Islamic state Obama wants to create
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (11.12.10)
Some folks think that because one can buy alcohol in Ramallah and the genders can mix freely there that a future "Palestine" will be a moderate, secular state. Think again. But lest we forget, Obama has signed on in the UN to an OIC-sponsored initiative to have "insulters of religion" criminalized, and only Islam was specified.
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