Judge: Offended by film? Don't watch it
Aviel Magnezi
Published: 20.09.12, 20:47
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1. if they watched the film they would its ammuter monty python
zionist forever   (09.20.12)
How many of these rioting & murdering Muslims have actually watched the film, just a handful I imagine? If they did and they were willing to watch it with an open mind rather than telling themselves its ridiculing Mohammed they would see its nothing more than a homemade Monty Python style movie only this one is made about Muslims rather than Jews. Time for the Islamic world to stop acting like children and throwing tantrums everytime somebody in the world does something they don't like. Islam is certainly not the religion of peace.. Glad to see the judge made the right call and hopefully Google will never be intimidated into removing it and the film will be on YouTube for many years to come.
2. Silly ruling
keren ,   tzafon, Israel   (09.20.12)
Once upon a time each country had a ministry of culture whose job it was to censor movies that were deemed too lewd or violent for local audiences. Internet access to media has rendered that system laughable. I am not advocating a return to the "bad old days" of thought police, however, its a sad day in Israel when some foreign clown's freedom of speech and Google's right to mega-profits trumps our own citizens' right to have their religion respected. What, pray tell, does Israel gain from this silly decision? It's a blow to our pride in the national principle of freedom of religious worship. The same left-leaning element seek every opportunity to slander Judaism as well.
3. Kudos to the judge for straight talk
Cameron ,   USA   (09.20.12)
4. Dont like free speech? Israel is not for you.
5. Kudos to MK Talab El-Sana
Orly ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (09.20.12)
It was never about the ruling. The actions of this MK were an example to the Muslim world for how to act with diplomacy in the face of undesired diversity. El-Sana has done good, and has shown that we can all be proud to be part of the Israeli democracy.
6. Get over it!
Scott ,   Haifa   (09.20.12)
You offend me when you do murders in the name of your god
7. What a smart judge!
Talula ,   Israel   (09.20.12)
At last, someone had the guts to make it official! That film has been seen by millions of people - it's out there - if people are offended, don't watch. It's OH SO SIMPLE!
8. White house request
DavidR ,   USA   (09.20.12)
Our so called president shows he is not on the side of free speech. He is not on the side of liberty, he is not on the side of America. He is however, on the side of radical islam. A true American President of the United States would have sent troops into Libya and taken military action for the open declaration of and act of war against our Embassy and our People in the persons of our Ambassador and the Navy Seals. Obama is himself a terror attack on the United States of America.
9. To: No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.20.12)
But why on earth would you even want to suggest that people who may be interested in that silly trailer be deprived of their absolute right to see it? Judge Mizrahi's ruling was absolutely correct -- those who disapprove of it do not have to watch it. In a country which prides itself on being a free forum for ideas, those who wish to see the trailer should have every right to do so.
10. The Islamists have no problem spewing terrible lies about
Jews and Christians.
11. #8
Mattan ,   FL, USA   (09.20.12)
A true American president would not waste our blood or money on a bunch of animals. The whole of Congress is guilty of embezzlement and acting as foreign agents, sending money that should be used for the benefit of the American public, but is instead going overseas to other people who are not entitled to it or appreciate it. Countries should be begging for U.S. business and to host our embassies, not the other way around.
12. Offended by film
summer ,   israel tel aviv   (09.21.12)
but muslims watching clips , when hitler killed 6 millions jews in concen. camp? what is that? oh sorry that is ok for the muslims who look at the movie , an watch is hes problem thats it who dont like the movie ,dont search him and watch
13. Also as antizionist, I congratulate the statament
Ivan ,   Haifa   (09.21.12)
Freedom before all, freedom for Palestine, but freedom of speech for everyone, even for who is wrong.
14. If there were a petition to ban every arab lie, courts would
Bunnie Meyer ,   Los Angeles, CA USA   (09.21.12)
have no time to do anything else.
15. to ZIONIST forever
calabi ,   Sydney   (09.21.12)
Spot on.......they try to use violent tactic to scare the world at large and condition the world to submit to them.
16. #2 - Israeli citizens' religion not respected?
William ,   Israel   (09.21.12)
The film is foreign, so are the servers it resides on. Yet in Israel, no one's freedom of worship is disrespected, and as the judge said, if no one searched for the film purposely, they wouldn't find it. With or without the film on YouTube, Muslims, Christians, and Jews would still be able to worship as they pleased. To ban something for the entire country because one group deems it offensive IS thought police and DOES violate the rights of the remaining citizens, and is no way honorable. If you want to really discuss attacks on our National Pride, let's discuss the racist libel attacks against Jews and Judaism by Israeli Arabs, specifically some Arab MKs, and this is considered acceptable to the Israeli Left.
17. #11
DavidR ,   USA   (09.21.12)
We are in total agreement on that note also Mattan! The billions of dollars in aid that the Obama administration is giving to the PA, Egypt, Libya, and all these Islamic nations is treason and the congress that approves this aid is treasonous as well. Since I agree with you, I don't know whether you was disagreeing or agreeing with me. But, you are in Florida, one of the swing states in the election. I pray you have the good insight to see where this evil administration is leading America (Down a big rat hole) and vote accordingly, or not at all.
18. And that, my friends, is called democracy
SNS   (09.21.12)
19. Wise ruling, but ...
PaulZion ,   Israel   (09.21.12)
I am still waiting for the consistency among these Muslims, who feel insulted. They haven't denounced those countries who regularly publish anti-semitic cartoons, books ( like Protocols of the Elders of Zion), blood libel TV shows etc. If they don't show respect for another's religion, then on what basis do they demand respect for theirs?
20. Islamic disrespect worse than all others.
BUTSeriously ,   Sydney   (09.21.12)
How many Muslims have Muslims beheaded for disrespecting Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism? There are 100's of Islamic Clerics & Media who parade horrific falsehoods and vile disrespect of religions that predate Islam and shamelessly broadcast the forgeries of Blood Libels and Protocols of Zion. Muslims are obedient to disrespect.
21. If the shoe was on the other foot..
Yael ,   Gush Etzion   (09.21.12)
I just know that I would be deeply offended and disgusted if this movie referred to Moses. I think that in a country with such a large Muslim population, this film should be temporarily band. I know that there are far worse films out there about Jews that Muslim countries don't seem to ban, but I would take more pride in Israel knowing that we upheld repsect for religion of all citizens through banning the film. It's just the right thing to do...
22. #2 and#21 don't get it
Ehud   (09.21.12)
The movie may be silly, low quality and offensive. But in a democracy, it is nit the job of the government to rule on this or to ban it as you suggest. You have the right to follow your religion, others have the right to laugh about it, even if this is "offensive" to you (although I wonder how, since you wouldn't watch it, nor watch other people watch it): as Rowan Atkinson said: "in a democracy, the right to offend takes precedence over the right not to be offended". And with respect to the remark "a blow to the freedom of religion" - religion should't be free to dictate! In a democracy my right of freedom FROM religion is as important as your freedom OF religion. Enough of this Spanish Inquistion. Go watch a Monty Python movie.
23. A similar problem for me
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (09.21.12)
to read or not to read the antisemitic websites of "Hunhír" and "Kuruc info". I decided many times it was the last occasion to watch articles like " IMF jews blackmail Hungary again to cut pensions " ( not a single word is true in this sentence ). But curiosity always wins. So I am undecided also in the question of the Muhammad film.
24. Tyrants
olavi ,   espoo, finland   (09.21.12)
Why do not these stupid illiterates move to Saudi Arabia. The paradise is near there.
25. 21
zionist forever   (09.21.12)
They make spoof films about Jews all the time and hey Jews ignore them. Even the ones who are angry & feel the movie is insulting don't go on the rampage like Muslims do. Out of all the thousands of Muslims who have been rioting over this film how many do you think have even bothered to look at the movie? I think alot of these riots is one group of Muslims saw it and started rioting over it and so it led other Muslims around the world to riot as well over this movie they never seen. We live in a 24 hour media age so Muslims in one part of the world see them in another part of the world rioting over a film they never seen but so not to be left out they also riot. Follow the crowd logic.
26. I confess ....
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.21.12)
... I don't entirely understand the problem that the Moslems seem to be having. "Disrespect" of their prophet? Why? By pointing out the fact that he was a pedophile? Hey, he married a six year old girl. He consummated the marriage when the little girl was nine years old. Where I come from, that makes him a pedophile. If there are those out there that have another word for it, I invite them to STEP UP. Anyone who penetrates a nine year old girl is a pederast, not a prophet. Sorry.
27. I wonder why those
Sheilah   (09.21.12)
arabs..... muslims (I do know some good arabs) have such an inferiority complex and so jealous of members of the western World. if those arabs would screw their heads on properly, they could have a quiet private life also. But they don't want it...... for some strange reason they even hate themselves. I wonder if it's because they don't want to be muslims. If they would screw their heads on properly, they, too, could have a share of the good life!
28. Typical jewish ruling. Anything to agrevate the non-jew.
29. No religion is entitled to respect
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (09.21.12)
I find this expression 'respect for a religion' rather ridiculous.One might be expected to have CONSIDERATION and be tolerant towards peoples' religious practices and beliefs,but respect for them is another matter all together Somebody who has looked at a religion and objectively finds it to be grotesque,objectionable and false can hardly be expected to have respect for it and cannot be forced to do so. This is far more than a freedom of speech issue.It involves freedom of conscience and belief,freedom of enquiry,freedom of debate and freedom of the individual.The Islamists response to what they consider to be an insult simply reinforces negative feelings towards Mohammedanism and highlights its intolerant,despotic nature. In my opinion,the law courts should rule that this is not a matter that falls within their brief and they and politicians should entirely butt out of it. THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
30. If you are in New York City, please attend if possible TODAY
Linda Rivera ,   New York, USA   (09.21.12)
From Satya, a leader in HRCARI: Join NYC protest at Pakistan Consulate, Sep 21st, in support of minority Hindu/Sikh/Christian women in Pakistan. Not much need to be said about how Pakistani minority women (Hindu, Sikh, Christian) are kidnapped, forced to marry Muslim men, never to see their parents. It is one of the most heartbreaking experience for any parents to lose their children overnight. This dreadful religion called Islam will not stop at anything, eventually they will destroy what we call ‘humanity’. Please join the protest at New York City. If you work in NYC, please take a break during lunch time and attend the rally. Please spread the word. Date: Friday, Sept 21st, 2012 Time: 12 – 2PM Location: Near Pakistan Consulate, 65th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan, New York City
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