True, accurate statements or expressions may be considered slanderous under the Islamic definition of slander. This is very different from the Western definition of slander. In the West slanderous statements or expressions have to be false and inaccurate. Under Islam they may be true and accurate. Under Islam any statement or expression about Islam or matters Islamic that an Islamist dislikes or finds offensive may be considered slanderous and subject to punishment, even if it is true and accurate.
President Obama told the world yesterday that “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
I don’t know if he understood that the Islamic definition of slander is very different than the Western definition before he said what he did but he certainly should have. The repercussions could very well be enormous. Unwittingly or not in saying what he did he endorsed limits on free speech and freedom of expression. Unwittingly or not in saying what he did he encouraged Islamists in America and the West to call for limits on free speech and freedom of expression to avoid offending Islamists, to avoid slandering Islam under the Islamic definition of slander. Even if he backtracks and says he used slander in the Western sense and not the Islamic one it is too late. Free speech and freedom of expression have been under concerted attack by Islamists in America and the West (with more than a little bit of success I might add) and Obama’s comment will spur others even if he backtracks. Islamists will use it as they continue to attack freedom of speech and freedom of expression, of that you can be sure.
If they are successful in taking away our right to speak freely and express ourselves freely about Islam or matters Islamic, and that is not farfetched by any means, you and I will not be able to discuss, question, raise concerns about, argue against, criticize or take action against Islam or anything related to it, nor will we be able to mock or satirize Islam or anything related to it. It will all be totally off limits. We will have to close our eyes and shut up because anything we say or do will be labelled slanderous, even if it is completely innocent and innocuous.
Which means of course that free speech and freedom of expression would be gone and that we would no longer be free people living in a free country.
Which means of course that the Islamization of America and the West would proceed much faster because any attempts to stop and reverse it would be deemed slanderous and verboten.
Which means of course that I would not be free to write this and you would not be free to read it.
Barack Hussein Obama.
Oh, and I fully believe that Obama personally endorses limits on free speech and free expression, that he fully understood the meaning and import of his words and that saying them was no accident. All anyone has to do is look at his background and track record to know it is true.