Delusions of Relevance

By DeusExMacintosh

Muslims protest US film outside Scottish Parliament


About 200 Muslims have staged a protest outside the Scottish Parliament.

The group were demonstrating against the anti-Islam film, Innocence Of Muslims, made in the US, which has caused offence across the Muslim world.

The rally was attended by Muslims from across Edinburgh who were demanding action to curb religious hatred.

Demonstrators waved banners reading “No religion is allowed to insult any other religion” and “We demand international law to stop religious hatred”.

The SNP MSP Jim Eadie was among the speakers to address the group and pledged their concerns would be heard.

Spokesman Akeer Umar said the event was linked to a public petition which they intend to present to the parliament. It is calling for a some regulations to be placed on the freedom of speech to reduce the risk of religious hatred.

Mr Umar said: “We want to raise our concerns with the Scottish Parliament so that some necessary changes can be made with reference to Ofcom and the regulators to stop promotion of any hateful media clips.

“Perhaps the laws need to be looked at and reassessed.”

BBC News

For non-UK residents, the “traditionally built” gentleman is Alex Salmond, First Minister (think State Premier) of the devolved Scottish Parliament and leader of the Scottish National Party. It’s NOT true that he even blames the English for the weather – he knows perfectly well that if David Cameron could genuinely control the weather we’d never see a dry day!


  1. kvd
    Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    “Islam and Muhammad are symbol of love and peace”. Signwriting supplied by Borat & Son 😉

  2. Posted September 26, 2012 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    Yes, that second sign has caused a few chuckles amongst the infidels. “Islam and Muhammad are symbols of love and peace”… so we’ll kill you for defaming them!

  3. Posted September 26, 2012 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    I had been unaware that Muhammad’s surname was “Saw”

  4. kvd
    Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Steve(Peace Be Upon You) I think it’s maybe a movie reference – much like you’d say Willis(Die Hard) or Arnie(Terminator) or Field(Flying Nun). Make sense?

  5. Jolly
    Posted October 2, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Demonstrators waved banners reading “No religion is allowed to insult any other religion” and “We demand international law to stop religious hatred”.

    I would agree with the above if Muslims will also come out in defence when Christ, Buddha or any other deity is ridiculed and other faiths are torn to bits by mischief makers. If this cannot be done, then forget this protection of Islam per se.

    What saddens me is not that there is now a trend to decry all religions, but that we as a society are unable to debate or put forward a view on Islam these days. There is a tendency to burn, kill, bomb and create anarchy the minute a controversial idea regarding Islam is suggested. No debate, no new ideas equates to no progress (even on religious matters).

    My observation is that Muslims every where are unhappy. They are unhappy in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Africa, Pakistan, Turkey, Syria and any where where the majority are muslims. BUT they are seemingly happy in England, Canada, USA, Australia; countries that have English as the language and Christianity as the main religion. Then these seemingly educated, happy Muslims want to change their adopted countries (that made them relatively happy) to become Islamic and more like the countries they ran away from.

    I am confused? Can someone please help enlighten me without resorting to bigotry, or decrying any particular community or faith?

  6. kvd
    Posted October 3, 2012 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    There’s certainly a lot of ass on this blog lately: ‘Ass=Assange’ ‘The Lonely Assassin’. Which is nothing at all to do with the point of this post, except that I like the oxymoronicness of seeing ‘kvd on Delusions of Relevance’ in the sidebar.

    Have a nice day 😉

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