Last Updated: 22nd, May. 2022
Does Islam allow Free Speech, what about the West?
By: Mustafa Sahin
Exposing the Double standards of insulting the Prophet?
The West: “Insulting the Prophet should be accepted and Tolerated. The Prophet himself was abused multiple times during his lifetime. Therefore the non-Muslims should be free to insult the Prophet however they wish, and free speech should be upheld”.
The West: “Muslims need to stop calling the non-Muslims kuffaar, rather call them ‘others’ so as not to fan the flames of trouble between us and them.”
Do you see the double standards?
Western Double standards on Free Speech
Yasir Qadhi :
Interesting that YouTube does censorship of my video response to Ayaan Hersi Ali:
Where is the freedom of right to tolerate a Muslim Response? Notice folks, my video was shut down and flagged. What happened to toleration and agreeing to disagree? Is YouTube a Muslim organization created by a Muslim? No! This is a Western platform that is supposed to believe in Western Liberal values, yet hypocritically removes content that is not in agreement with Western political correctness. So where are all those Western Free thinking liberals who attack Islamic countries for censorship while they are the ones, who close down videos that expose and criticise the West?
Watch how a Christian likes how Muslims defend the Prophet
Let’s move our focus towards Christianity for a moment on freedom of Speech since there are vocal Christians on social media who like to bring this case on freedom of speech to attack Islam?
Women in the Bible do not have “Freedom of Speech” to be able to preach in a Church. They must remain “Silent” according to the New Testament.
Not only did Jesus of the New Testament forbid freedom of Speech to women but we also read in the Old Testament, a story in which Jesus used bears to “kill children” for Insulting a Prophet. Christians say, Jesus is the God of the Old Testament, so let’s read:
Rahway (Jesus) killed 42 children using wild bears for insulting a Prophet by calling him “Bald Head”;
23 He went up from there to Bethel, and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, “Go up, you baldhead! Go up, you baldhead!” 24 And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys. 25 From there he went on to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.
Bible (2 kings 2:23-25)
Why did Jesus the same God as the O.T, kill 42 children simply for teasing a Prophet? Seems like freedom of expression is not tolerated by both the O.T and the N.T.
In the above passage, we clearly see a Prophet being insulted, and then the Prophet curses these children, then Jesus who is in heaven, gets annoyed by this “insult” so Jesus then “sends” bears to tare apart these youths. So what was the crime? It was Freedom of expression.
And I find it incredibly hypocritical, that Christian missionaries want to mock Jihadists for beheading those who insult Islam, and yet their very own scripture shows, that Jesus uses bears to mutilate young youths, for insulting one of God’s Prophets.
If Jesus was here today, He would be arrested under secular liberal values, for condoning and conspiring to the death of not one but forty-two youth children. And if a Christian says, that was the “Old Testament”?
I would argue, I’m sorry saying it’s “The old testament” doesn’t make the “crime go away”. Those children were still killed according to Jesus’ commandments. Will you say that was the wrong thing to do by your God?
Oh, and the irony when a Christian wants to talk about “Islamic Intolerance”!
It gets even more interesting, you get Christians like David Wood, who uploads a video, showing how a Tunisian Girl was arrested for insulting the Quran in Tunisia, pay attention to the comment from (Teto Omda).
Who writes; that the religion that doesn’t accept to be freely criticized is a false religion!
Over (840 people) Predominately Christians “liked” the comment.
So the question remains, is Christianity also a “false Religion” for killing children for criticizing a Prophet, who is a member of Jesus’s religion (2 kings 2:23-25)
Also, I am not an advocate of suppressing Freedom to criticism or question a religion, in good faith, of course, I don’t like the bullying mentality, or teasing mentality, or the type where you slander or insult which is not good for any peaceful and meaningful dialogue, though in saying that, I believe that Western Media should be banned in Muslim countries, and here are my reasons.
Western Media should be “Banned” from operating in ALL Muslim Countries.
I know what the Islamic critique is thinking. Here we go another perfect example of a Muslim Fundermantlist impinging on “freedom of the press”
Believe Me, the West is not there to report truths. Western Media has a biased record of reporting half-truths. And in doing so, causes more evil than good. We know this because of the countless Anti-Islamic material it publishes compared to the positive ones that are very extremely rare. This has been documented in statistics that Western Media publishes 500 times more negative news about Muslims than positive ones . So in doing so, it continues to demonize the broader predominantly Muslim nations including those who are living as minorities among Western nations. There is no such thing as, Western Media being Neutral” and Unbiased in their reporting. How can they claim such a thing and lie to you, when the facts are they are openly biased against Islamic culture and Islamic Principals. Most Wars are caused by biased Journalism. What they do is, they will either twist the words of Muslim Political leaders to make them look like Monsters, Tyrant Dictators, and then they put their focus and energy on human rights abuses and make the issue looks larger problem than it is, and most of the time, report on isolated cases, and make the government-held responsible, because the media interviews a victim, then becomes the arbitrator and Judge, without taking the matter to court, thus trying ever so, to tarnish a system of Government. just look at how agencies such as human rights networks like Amnesty International operate. That’s how they do it. We have seen how they treated President Erdogan of Turkey, taking things He said about Gallipoli out of context to demonize him to the West, we have written about it here .
And let’s be frank, we know that even Westerners themselves, demand Western Media be shut down if those Media platforms speak positive or give a voice to Muslim intellectuals to help combat and speak against Islamaphobia. The Australian Government broadcasting show known as the (ABC) was threatened by the Australian government that it will be cut from funding if it continues to invite on their show Muslim activists for highlighting that foreign intervention in the middle east is what creates “Terrorism”. This happened in Australia when a young Muslim activist was invited to the Q&A Program named Zac Mallah.
Also, a Far-right activist threatened the ABC, for being sympathetic to those who advocate Islam in Australia. And thus the ABC broadcaster was forced to not promote anything positive about Islam, or to promote any Muslim speaking critical of Government foreign policies in the Middle East. We have seen this with other personalities like Yasmin Abdul Majeed, who would regularly appear on the ABC Q&A Program defending Islam and responding to Islamaphobia, this was however cut short, after many boycotts were levelled at the ABC, for broadcasting positive news in defence of Islam and Muslims.
With that in mind, do not ever be fooled by both the Western claim of “Free Press” or “Freedom of Rights” or Freedom to report without bias. There will always be unfair treatment and there will always be media bias enforced by government-run media organizations. And by the way, even the “Independent” News Corps are not free from biases, so just because you are independent does not mean you don’t have an agenda they all do. And since that is the case, then it is fair to say if Western countries put pressure not to tolerate or allow Muslims to freely promote their point of view on Western Media platforms, then I say Islamic countries should also do the same, and stop Western news agencies from trying to influence public opinion in biased reportings of those Muslims lands trying to tarnish the reputation of Muslim leaders and their faith. Like every Western country, Muslim countries also have their own Media network which can report, and we don’t need Western News agencies to report for Us.
Here is also an example of how Western governments shut down Media of Muslim countries;
Of course, a Westerner would say if we don’t allow Western Media platforms in, then how will we get the truth, how will we bring justice to tyrannical leaders? I would argue, let every country deal with their problems, I honestly would not have an issue with Western analysts coming in to investigate issues, however, they have shown a great awful track record of dishonest reporting. Therefore they are the least credible source to report on matters and help bring people to justice when their core belief is to destroy Islamic civilization especially if that country is run on Islamic conservatism, they will do anything in their power to ridicule a system they don’t agree with and wish to impose Secular liberal values to that nation, so how can there be any good from these people, when they have evil intentions to eradicate Islam or Islamic authoritative principals?
Until the West can accept for Islam to remain and live side by side with Foreign Secular Ideology, and until you remove your thoughts about eradicating Islam, and forcing them to adopt Western Liberalism. Then there is no way, any Muslim nation should allow western Media to operate freely in the Muslim lands, Spying for western national interests. Because let’s face it, that’s exactly what they are, Modern day Spy, acting as a free press. They are not a free press rather they are a propaganda machine created to demonize Islam and Muslims, so the whole globe turns against them. We have seen how the Western Press operates in Israel and how inhumane it treats the Palestinian People, and how it makes the Zionists look like the victims of the conflict, which then had resulted in the ongoing slaughter of defenceless Muslims. Much more can be said, on that point.
It is also interesting to note, that if you quote a source of reference from Islamic run media outlets, a Westerner especially someone critical of Islam or Muslims, will reject the report based on one of it being Islamically affiliated, and demand only a Western report. So again I ask, if that is a Western method of attaining truths to shue Muslim reporting, then why is it wrong for a Muslim to reject or ban Western reporting?
“Western Media incredibly is extremely cunning, it has a real treacherous face”
For instance, to manipulate minds they try and play how they are fair and just and unbiased, so basically throughout the year, they will report hundreds of articles to display 99.9% negative news about some random Muslim, then show a handful of good things or say positive things about Muslims. That way it undermines its audience making the reader assume it’s “Neutral and Unbiased” when in reality it’s bombarding 24/7 Negative things about Muslims, then slipping in something positive once in a while, “tricking the audience that it’s being fair and being a platform of justice when this is far from the truth.
Also note, on that, it gets interesting when those on the right jump the Donald Trump’s bandwagon that Western news is fake news but when Muslims point that out, how dare they!
Let’s see more “Intolerance” this is ARVI Yemeni:
He can be an active Islamaphobe who constantly gets arrested by Police for his Freedom of Speech.
An additional point:
A common argument is made by Westerners, that Islam impinges on the human rights of Ex-Muslims. It shuts down their freedom to criticise Islam. It closes down their social network platforms. This oppression can not go on, as they so often argue.
But let me explain to you now the double standard of this narrative. Why does the West close and revoke the licenses of Anti-Vax medical doctors, see:
Now a Westerner would argue, that this is a good thing the government is doing. It is shutting down doctors who spread misinformation about Covid-19. And if the Government allowed these Doctors to spread misinformation this can hinder people from getting vaccinated which can endanger all of our lives against this deadly virus.
Now according to the same logic, I can then argue, that it is a good thing that Shariah Governments close down the social media accounts of Ex-Muslims for spreading misinformation or distorted information about Islam, where hinders people away from Islam as a result people end up going to Hell because of the distorted misinformation spread to keep people away from Islam which in reality is their (cure) to salvation. And because Islam cares about people’s salvation it stops these Ex-Muslims in their attempt to mislead people away from the truth who then end up in Hell.
Muslims can not take Unbelievers as Friends? Let’s respond;
See this article where Christians are forbidden to allow the preaching of the Quran:
Finaly read here where you can see “Free Speech to insult someone’s religion is even a Crime in the West!
Alot of enlightened so called Muslims want an end to blasphemy laws.
However, all countries has blasphemy laws. Including countries that follow secular/atheist theocracy. (Yes, they are just another religion.)
Here is an example of a person punished for blasphemy in a secular theocracy
Go ahead now Westerners tell us how you keep mocking Islam and Muslims for not tolerating freedoms and yet your folks are still imprisoning people for burning gay pride flags.
See further the intolerance of Western Media kicking a audience out for being pro Russian:
See the comments that followed:
Secular Liberalism = Claims to give Human rights and freedom of speech. But if this is true, we need an explanation from them. Such as;
– Where is the right to leaking information. 
– Where is the right to have dual citizenship.
– Where is the right to wear what you want.
– Where is the right to burn a flag.
– Where is the right to Hate speech.
– Where is the right to Polygamy. 
– Where is the right, for religion in Politics.
Should I continue with Liberal intolerance? Or perhaps you still think liberal values make more sense?
Take a look at another example of how a Secular Western liberal Social Media plat form like Facebook bans so called Free speech:
Apparently Ibn Yildiz gets a 3 day ban, for calling LGBTIQ+ filthy animals.
Furthermore let’s see a reaction by Westerners, Will Smith slaps Chris Rock for making a Joke about his wife, some Westerners even justified violence saying his a real man that defended his wife:
And yet another:
So notice, when someone makes fun of your wife, and you slap that person it becomes provoking the bear, wrong buttons being pushed, being under attack, men are no longer men if they can’t defend their wives,
But may I ask, why the double standards when it comes to Muslims defending the honour of their Prophet?
Let’s read about more double standards here:
A man drawring ideas” under freedom of Expression” is being prosecuted!
Australian News Paper forced to Remove Cartoons about Gaza showing Anti-Semetism. Note: (Nothing to do with the Holocaust)
Muslim French woman banned from wearing head covering.
President Holanda under freedom of expression banned the performance of a Commedian Diebonnda for Anti-Sematics
French rapper is prosecuted in court for calling “France a Slut” and insulting Napolion.
French Cartoonist on trial for Anti-Semetism
Rupert Murdock Apologizes to Netenyahu for publishing Anti-Semetic Cartoons about him.( Nothing to do with Race or Holocaust.)
Mike Carlton forced to Resign after making anti-Semetic comments
No outrage for Palestinian Cartoonist who is arrested and Jailed in Isreal.
French court bans Religion Advertisement http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4337031.stm
Muslim Man Arrested for hate Speech
More double standards you can make Fun of the Prophet of Islam but not about the Holocaust
The Medias Double Standards Towards Islam & Musli…: http://youtu.be/1Jb1YTbA8yU
Check this out the British Government tries to put laws restricting Boycotting Israel: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=
French Police interrogated Muslim for denying the Armenian Genocide Claim
sky news banned for having a different opinion on Covid-19
Fox Sports sack Tom Morris for his comments regarding women, black people and Homosexuals.
French Hypocrisy pressures Russian Cartoons to be removed as Proparganda. While allowing Cartoons of the Prophet to be championed as “Free Speech”.
Soccer player who plays for PSG requested to be sanctioned by the LGBTIQ community for not participating in wearing rainbow colores.
Media biased reporting on Terror attacks.
Terrorist attacks committed by Muslim extremists receive 357% more US press coverage than those committed by non-Muslims, according to new research from the University of Alabama. The researchers controlled for factors like target type, number of fatalities, and whether or not the perpetrators were arrested before reaching their final statistic.
Terrorist attacks committed by non-Muslims (or where the religion was unknown) received an average of 15 headlines, while those committed by Muslim extremists received 105 headlines.
The US indictment accused Assange of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion by helping US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning gain access to privileged information
Under section 44.1 Australian Law. If any member of Parliament holds dual citizenship will be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives. https://time.com/4898990/australia-dual-citizenship-politicians-joyce/
The French ban on face covering (French: LOI n° 2010-1192: Loi interdisant la dissimulation du visage dans l’espace public, “Law of 2010-1192: Act prohibiting concealment of the face in public space”)
Greece, Germany, France & Spain do not allow, the flag or Anthem to be desecrated.
Facebook has long banned hate speech — defined as violent or dehumanizing speech — based on race, gender, sexuality and other protected characteristics.
In Australia, it is a criminal offence to marry a person when already married to another and is called bigamy.
There is a separation between church and state. Generally, Western constitutions are not to be governed under religious law. Secular liberal laws, are above any religious influence and must be upheld as the highest form of authority. (Which means no Freedom for the religious doctrine to influence or mandate modern-day politics).