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Milo Yiannopoulos is a British homosexual who is also a social conservative. Lest we be prone to stereotype homosexual men, Yiannopoulos believes in the right of people who disagree with him or his lifestyle to be free to say so and he does not claim "homophobia" when he is criticised. Isn't that refreshing. He has also been vociferous in his criticism of Islam. Recently he has earned a lifetime ban on Twitter for some non-PC comments - lest we be prone to stereotype Social Media's much trumpeted emphasis on free speech rights.
This has caused some Muslims in America to come to his defence and demand that his right to free speech be protected. Just scan this brief article - things are far from black & white in the real world. Now, based on Islamic sacred scriptures and the authoritative interpretation of the great exegetes and the current top scholars of Islam and contrary to the opinions of the Muslims in this article, I maintain that ISIS and such groups have a very accurate grasp of authentic Islam. I know lots of people won't like me saying that, but I find the conclusion inescapable.
However many Muslims find no interest in the political and supremacist aspects of their religion and would just like to live and let live, within the general bounds of Islamic morality & practice. We shall find many Muslims on our side regarding Western fundamental beliefs such as free speech. Again, Muslims per se are not the problem, Sharia Law is the problem. Here are some Muslims who repudiate Sharia and we welcome them.
A Muslim family who support Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ right to free speech have chalked a “Free Milo” slogan outside their family Mosque in Fargo, North Dakota in an act of solidarity following Milo’s permanent ban from Twitter.
Nidal Omar is the leader of the Islamic Society in Fargo and is head of the local mosque. He was introduced to Milo by his son Jamal Omar, who explained Milo’s beliefs to Nidal and outlined why they should show their disapproval of Twitter’s crackdown.
“My son (Jamal) is a big fan of Milo, and so when he came up to me asking to do this I was reluctant at first. I then thought of the freedoms I get to take advantage of, freedom of speech is something I’ve been able to enjoy ever since I came to the states 30 years ago to attend university, and I would hate for it to be any other way.”
Nidal’s son Jamal then wrote “Free Milo” on a pillar outside the Mosque and made a short video which can be seen below. When asked for comment on his support of Milo despite Milo’s criticism of the Islamic religion, this is what Jamal had to say,
“We call ourselves moderate Muslims but get mad when people label the extremists, Milo gave us an ideological ultimatum, either you’re with the free world or against it. That doesn’t mean forsake Islam but to disavow anyone who thinks what those ISIS monsters do is anything less than atrocious.”
“If we’re allowed to believe what we want why can’t a man who wants to find solutions to the world’s problems believe in the truth? I don’t understand how Jack can talk about how not all Muslims are bad then not ban the bad ones but then go around and ban the person who wants to get rid of the bad ones before the bad ones get rid of us.”
As Jamal aptly demonstrates, it’s quite possible to disagree with someones views on your religion while still accepting their right to criticise it. As Jamal said, when it comes to terrorism and religious fanaticism, you’re either with the free world or against it.
Read the full article here (there is a short video), thanks to Breitbart.