Pakistan Foreign Minister: Hey, Maybe You Should Re-think That Whole Free Speech Thing

Posted by on Sep 24, 2012 at 7:27 am

Well, I’ve got two words for him while I can still speak freely: Piss off.

In the wake of anti-America protests in many parts of the world over an anti-Islam film, the US needs to rethink about its concept of free speech, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said.

“It is not good enough to say it’s free speech, it should be allowed. I think if this does provoke action against American citizens or Americans anywhere else in the world, then maybe we do need to rethink how much freedom is OK,” Hina told CNN in an interview.

“Is freedom to the extent of harming lives also OK? So, I think we need to find a way to manage this in a civilised manner in trying to bring all of our, you know, all of our minds together,” Hina said. “I think what we need is more tolerance for each other’s views. What we need is to be able to give mutual space for us to be able to demonstrate what is culturally, religiously important to us and not to hold each other, not to judge each other for that. “To give that space and to be able to create some space for ourselves. And really we have to be sensitive to religious sensitivities,” she said.

Tolerance for the views of others? Except for when their delicate feelings are hurt, which is every day. Shut up, he said.

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7 Responses to “Pakistan Foreign Minister: Hey, Maybe You Should Re-think That Whole Free Speech Thing”

  1. Chipperoo on 24/24/12 at 9:33 am

    Instead of lecturing Americans on religious tolerance, perhaps she could have a talk with sunni islam radicals who regularly oppress and kill Christians, shia and Sikhs in Pakistan. Pakis are the ones short on tolerance.

  2. Chipperoo on 24/24/12 at 9:35 am

    Oh, and saying it’s free speech, therefore it’s allowed is enough. Here in the United States, at least. For a foreign minister she sure doesn’t know alot about foreign lands.

  3. Blue Hen on 24/24/12 at 1:25 pm

    Uh huh. A Lutheran church in Pakistan was burned to the ground. Does this idiot want all mosques in America treated like that? I doubt it. And notice that the buzzword ‘tolerance’ was trotted out. Murderous riots are going on in 20 countries. Where is there a shred of ‘tolerance’ in that? What has tolerance got to do with criticism? Tolerance used to mean to tolerate people practising other religions.

  4. Aarradin on 24/24/12 at 3:54 pm

    When the 57 muslim countries pass laws requiring the death penalty for saying things offensive to Christianity and Judaism, as it is currently a death penalty for offending Islam, then maybe we can begin a discussion of limiting the right to free speech in America.

    At which point, the answer will still be: HE!! NO!

  5. Aarradin on 24/24/12 at 4:02 pm

    What is truly frightening is the fact that not one single official in the Obama administration have come out with an unequivocal endorsement of the 1st Amendment. None. Every statement has denounced our freedom. Pathetic groveling submission to the Islamofascists.

    I’m also sickened by the number of my personal friends on facebook that support this same policy of cowardly appeasement. They have no understanding of the fundamental importance of free speech. Several firmly believe that the maker of that film should be arrested for the murder of our Ambassador. I couldn’t believe it. Still can’t.