I agree with you in principle.
Uniform, equal rules, laws and punishments for all.
Yup I'm fine with the littering and fines, if that was the way they wish to pursue it
Sometimes however issues can be a bit of a grey area and may need a different legal decision depending on the circumstances, so I would leave this proviso here in cases where is is not so clear cut.
My witch hunt remark was related to my second last post in another thread ... relating to the focussing in on Muslims as a whole in general everytime one of them does a bad thing, instead of focussing on him as a person they immediately say 'Muslim did this or that' .. like the post MUSLIM bus driver, ISLAMIC protesters ... etc. See my other post on this forum for more elaboration and detail on this matter.
BTW there is no such thing as an Islamic protesters lol ... facepalm. Unless of course it is someone protesting 'about' Islam. I think the misinformed journalist who wrote this article would have still been wrong to use Muslim protesters, as it was a mix of people protesting not just Muslims, but he would have looked like less of a muppet lol
I know that minorities claim discrimination ... but most of the time it is because they are actually being discriminated against :/ I have no problem with those who claim discrimination, when they weren't being discriminated against being punished to the full extent of the law though. And I'm guessing it's just a clever trick the lawyers use to get their clients off ... so again I say blame the lawyers, Judges, Met Police and Politicians ... rather than saying "who will claim discrimination, just because we have done something for years in their own culture"
we don't. and as a British Pakistani Muslim (I consider myself 'just' British, but every form I fill in makes me identify myself as British Pakistani so it's not my fault lol ...
and I can tell you that it's not in (either) of my cultures to do the shoe throwing insult thing lol .. I think it may be an Arab thing, but it's not related to Islam at all .. again the Journalists title of the article shows retardation ... seeing as it's not even religious related. Nothing to do with Islam or Muslims, purely cultural. So Christian, Jewish or whatever Arabs, would also consider shoe throwing as an insult.
And I would go on further to say that it is probably not just in Arab countries that this can be construed as an insult. If you aim the soles of your feet towards someone, or the soles of your shoes in the direction of someones face (like if you put your feet up on a table and someone was sitting in front of you) .. then surely this is an insult and sign of bad etiquette, and manners in many cultures and societies.
I never threw my shoes towards no 10 downing street, even though I was as angry as everyone else that he and his fellow politicians weren't criticising the IDF for all those dead kids and women but effectively supporting this massacre with the USA in the UN council vote.
But it was a freezing cold day and I needed my shoes to walk =] I didn't know at the time that people brought their own old tatty shoes. Some people got so emotional and upset at all the civilian casualties, that they actually took their own shoes off their feet ... I don't know how they walked or got home, they must have had frostbite
your last point made me lol.
if there were fluffy toys of a demonic tzipi livni (Israeli Minister) I'm sure people would have bought those instead and thrown them though
Oh and ...
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