Sunday, January 22, 2012

The War within Islam
21 Jan 2012, NewAgeIslam.Com
Salman Rushdie: Indian Muslims Should Stop Fighting Phantoms, Take Up Real Issues

By Aijaz Z. Syed

20 January, 2012

No freedom is absolute — not even in the anything-goes West. Blasphemy is a serious crime in many European nations including in Denmark. Every freedom is qualified. Every right comes with responsibility. You can't go around happily waving your big stick and hitting people in the name of freedom. The freedom of your stick ends where my nose begins. And if you think you have a right to offend, well, others have an equal right to take offense. If Rushdie is free to exercise his creative freedom to attack people's sacred icons, shouldn't his victims too have a right to exercise their freedom of action to deal with him? -- Aijaz Z. Syed

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