I in no way imply that the majority or even half of muslims in the western world are as atrocious as the people that shot up a bunch of cartoonists that simply drew a picture of their beloved pedophile prophet... but I find it really interesting how so many muslims and hardcore liberals go on the defensive of the people that carry out these acts. And no. I don't mean they go on the defensive for muslims in general, that is waaaay more understandable, I'm talking about how people defend the specific perpetrators of the crimes committed.
Way too many people just went and said "well you shouldn't criticize their faith" AS IF IT IS A JUSTIFIABLE REASON TO SHOOT SOMEONE. Give me a fucking break. If it was christans that did this, or even any other demographic, they would have universal damnation by everyone, but somehow, there is a large group of people that give this violent and irrational thinking a pass, and that isn't ok
I don't think anyone who claims that criticizing Islam is a justifiable reason to be shot can be defined as liberal, so you are wrong in saying that any liberal has said that, because that would by definition make them not liberal. Have some Muslims said that it was justifiable? I'm sure they have since plenty of Muslims think drawing the Prophet or making fun of Islam should be a crime.
I don't think those on the left saying that they would prefer that Islam not be mocked were justifying Charlie Hebdo. If a school shooting happens and I say that it's too bad the shooter was bullied, I'm not saying that the shooting was justified because of the bullying. Now, I don't think mocking Islam is the same as bullying and I like the work of Charlie Hebdo and think Islam needs to be criticized and satarised, but the point of view of some on the left is, I think at least, that we've done enough by bombing the shit out of Muslims, so why piss them off and rub it in even more by mocking their faith on top of the bombs and real bigotry?
Why do politicians defend Islam and say that it's a religion of peace that shouldn't be mocked? They're trying to get the votes of Muslims. Why do many regressives defend Islam and call it a religion of peace? They've bought into the Islamophobia BS started up by some Muslims who had very legitimate concerns about Muslims facing abuse and physical attacks, but as would be expected of religious people, they conflated that with criticizing the religion itself, so the regressives ran with this and people were now considered bigots for simply criticizing a religion. Both Bush and Obama pushed this idea, along with people in the media, so a lot of people bought into it. Obama said that the future should not belong to those who slander the Prophet, and a lot of regressives bought into the garbage.
I understand that Muslims have been through a lot of shit, but I still think that Islam needs to be criticized. The Quran does tell believers to terrorize the kuffar, and it does say that Muslims owe it to Allah to die for him. The wars are a huge deal, but these scriptures are also part of what motivates terrorists. Ex Muslims even in the west are afraid to come out as having left Islam. When a female politician shows up at a mosque in the west to show unity, she has to sit in the corner and not speak, or sit with the other women. This stuff needs to be criticized. I don't think Muslims should be expected to condemn terrorist attacks though, because even though they do read from the same Quran that the terrorists take inspiration from, when you look at the death tolls with over a million dead in just Iraq, while you have just a few thousand Westerners dead in total the last couple of decades, it starts to sound pretty darn silly to ask Muslims in the west to make it clear that they condemn the attacks every time one happens.