So I'm quite sure you've heard about the riots, protests, violence erupting in Europe and Syria about some Danish paper publishing cartoon depictions of Mohammed. I just have a couple of thoughts and would like to have a meaningful/serious discussion about this. Some people on the board may be Muslim, so, please be respectful.
This is my opinion. You've got two very strong and indelible rights clashing. On the one hand, you have the right of freedom of speech/expression. On the other hand, you have the right to one's own religious beliefs. That's the nature of rights, sometimes they clash in a society. In this case, I think those with the right to free speech should refrain from using their rights out of respect to those with deep religious convictions. I mean publishing those cartoons hardly fall into the category of censorship ... it was an unnecessary usage of the right of 'free speech'.
Any thoughts? Especially thoughts from the Muslim community would be appreciated and helpful for us to understand.