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Author Topic: Imam speaks out for freedom of expression


Alcuin
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Imam speaks out for freedom of expression
on: November 4, 2020, 12:09

An unequivocal condemnation of Islamist violence from an Imam in France...
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2020-10-19/french-imam-says-beheaded-teacher-is-martyr-for-freedom-of-speech#:~:text=Hassen%20Chalghoumi%2C%20imam%20of%20the%20Paris%20suburb%20of,parents%20not%20to%20foster%20a%20hatred%20of%20France.
Laying flowers outside the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine suburb school where the teacher was killed by an 18-year-old suspected Islamist of Chechen origin, Chalghoumi, accompanied by other Muslim leaders, told reporters it was time for the Muslim community to wake up to the dangers of Islamist extremism.
"(The teacher) is a martyr for freedom of expression, and a wise man who has taught tolerance, civilisation and respect for others," said Chalghoumi, who as president of the Imams of France Conference has regularly called for interfaith tolerance.
He said Muslim authorities should see the beheading as a call for action.
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Thank you Imam Hassen.

There is no "war on Muslims" and they shouldn't take offence at freedom of speech and expression. Freedom is what we all want for each other.
Most other Imams still don't seem to understand that the problem is with the superstitions they spread and prohibitions they call for...
https://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2020-10-26/local-news/Imam-condemns-murder-of-French-teacher-calls-for-religious-blasphemy-to-be-criminalised-6736228146
On cannot blaspheme against a religion to which one doesn't try to adhere. It is a theological term and an opinion. Nothing more.

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