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Thread Freedom of speech debate heats up in France after death threats to 16-year-old girl who called Islam "religion of hate"
Religious extremists should definitely be called out, no matter the context. I don't think anyone is implying otherwise. I'm sure many Muslims would even agree with you on this. The Muslims I've known throughout my life have all hated religious extremists, particularly as they simply make their own lives harder (they get lumped in with them). And I definitely did not imply that Islam should be above reproach - just read all of my posts in this thread. I've even said that religion should be criticised harshly at times too, if it's necessary. I also agree with people's right to blaspheme. I'm not disagreeing with any of that. The discussion that's taking place here is how that criticism should be conveyed in countries where people from said religion are an oppressed minority. Because if you're careless and generalise, that has a very real and direct impact on the safety of said oppressed minority. So as you can see, there can be more than one "real" problem at a time, so it's reductive to treat it like it's as simple as that. Like I said, the issue that keeps coming up in this thread is people are treating it like a black and white issue when it's a lot more nuanced than that. That's always going to be the case when you have intersecting issues involving various marginalised groups. And yes, as someone from the UK, I'm aware of the difference in how religion is perceived compared to say, America.