Freedom of Speech & The Right to Speak – Is there a difference?
Posted on September 14th, 2012

Prof. Hudson McLean

 As one of the essential fundamental principles of Democracy, Yes, Freedom of Speech is a Right to Behold in every civilized country.

 However, Freedom of Speech does not give the Right to Speak, to humiliate, denigrate the Human Rights of another. The Right to Belief, is  intangible and   invisible, an important Personal Human Right.

 Any person violating that Right, crosses the Fine Line of Democracy.

 Whether one is a Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Judaism or indeed  an Atheist, a civilised open discussion is one thing, but flagrante humiliating in any way is Vulgar, Uncivilized, Uneducated, Undemocratic, borders into criminality and should be punishable by Law!

 However, should one commits such a violation, it does not give another the Right to take the Law into His Own Hands, not only to punish the perpetrator, but also to destroy innocent humans across Nations, causing Death & Destruction.

 The recent humiliation of the Founder of Islam is a Gross Violation of International Principles of Democracy, by a single Anonymous Freak, hiding under Pseudonyms,  deserve severe punishment.

 Said that, if he or she is of American Origin, it is disgustingly inappropriate that the entire USA is punished by random criminal acts.  According to fact, none of the American leadership or the Law-makers has ever denigrated any religion. American Law respects Religious Freedom, and is one country which does not have an Official National Religion.

 However, it is fair to point-out that, after the tragic events of 9/11, the entire world opinion and hatred turned against the Muslim World. This  gross exaggerated act, should be corrected by example, but not by committing other Criminal Acts of Murder.

 Freedom of Speech, may mean, “Speak Your Heart Out” but not to hurt the Feelings of Another Heart!

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11 Responses to “Freedom of Speech & The Right to Speak – Is there a difference?”

  1. Lorenzo Says:

    Prof looks at it in all angles. Good.

    We should too.

  2. Sunil Vijayapala Says:

    Not denigrating is one however encouraging denigration is another. This is what American cheekiness and hypocrisy is all about, which most people fail to observe.

  3. Dham Says:

    “However, it is fair to point-out that, after the tragic events of 9/11, the entire world opinion and hatred turned against the Muslim World.”

    9/11 is the holocaust purposely created by Bush & Zionist to create hatred against the Muslim World.

  4. Muhandiram Says:

    The problem is western media and it’s governmnets are continuously targeting the Islam and Muslims.hence Muslims are naturally thinking,it’s from western govermets.(when more than 90 civilians killed by Norwegian guy,it was not terrorism and he is not a terrorist.and given just 21 years jail term).as per western media: when occupier is killed,it’s terrorism and who is under occupation are terrorists.(it’s not secret how Libya is occupied and at present there is14000 American troops in Libya ).

  5. Lorenzo Says:

    “If we play our cards right, Hilary’s fat Tamil Madu friend will also desert her.”

    Well, well, well.

    US embassy in Chennai, Tamil Madu has been attacked with stone. US flag was burnt and US embassy walls have been defaced.

    Go to CNN for photos.

    Good show Tamil Madu fools. Continue.

    (When your enemy is doing a mistake, NEVER disturb him!!!)

    Looks like the 2 BEST FRIENDS are having some “misunderstandings.” Hope it continues.

  6. Lorenzo Says:

    Now no chance of USA backed TNA and SLMC going to bed!!!

    But SL Muslims should keep out of this nonsense. Otherwise it can get out of hand and people will get injured. There is no need.

    Please don’t create violent protests in SL over this useless video by some idiot.

  7. Lorenzo Says:

    http://www.timeslive.co.za/world/2012/09/15/us-deploys-forces-as-deadly-muslim-anger-spreads

    Obama getting a beating by ROWDY Tamils!!

    With brooms and slippers. Tamil style!! :))

  8. Dham Says:

    Wait and see you fool. Obama for Tamils and Tamils for Obama not going to change.

    What happened was “Muslims against western targets” dried up. No reason for war. So, new 9/11 ignited by Zionist again.
    Foolish Muslim public, getting emotionaly involved join the Mob lead by Zionist.

    Don’t jump up and down like a real blood thirsty fool.

  9. Vijendra Says:

    A religion is a code of ethics for moral behaviour and conduct. Religion, based on a belief, is something very personal and should not be affected by the behaviour of others. However, what we see is the immoral reaction of the fanatic Muslim world against the unreasonable depiction of the Prophet in a film.

    We live in the 21st century, in a free world and not in the ancient times when people had no choice but to yield to the dictates of the rulers.

    The right question to ask is “does this depiction of the Prophet affect my belief?” If the answer is “no”, then just ignore it and it will disappear. If the answer is “yes”, then you have to question your own beliefs.

    Those who provoke, do so because there are those who get provoked.

  10. Nalliah Thayabharan Says:

    I checked 3 times cover to cover
    6 volumes of “Second World War” by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (4,448 pages)
    “Crusade in Europe” (559 pages) By Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower and 3 Volumes of “Mémoires de guerre” by Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (2,054 pages) – In all three books – not a single mention of Germany’s ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

  11. HussainFahmy Says:

    A true Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Judaism or indeed an Atheist belief should not get affected, unfortunately Human Emotions do. The failure to control Emotions is the result of extreme behaviour.

    Beautiful Quote on respect to each others view.

    Freedom of Speech, may mean, “Speak Your Heart Out” but not to hurt the Feelings of Another Heart!

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