This is a short post to say few things about the freedom of speech. Lately people are uttering wrong claims, insulting respected icons of our religion, refusing to accept facts and if you asked them why you are doing this? Their reply would be: “I have the freedom of speech, I can say anything, anytime, anywhere” It’s true that you are given a tongue and you can say whatever you like but it doesn’t mean you have the right to do so, there is a big difference between the two.
Some may argue that you are putting limits on his freedom, yes I am doing so because we are given many things but it shouldn’t cross the limits. Now the reasons for why they don’t have the right to speak about everything are many, however I will give you a very simple example. Do I have the right to slap you!? Do I have the right to steal anything from you? I don’t have the right. Now Let me ask you this do I have the right to say “You stole my money, you should be in jail” even though you didn’t steal anything! Do I have the right to say: “You are liar, you are spy…etc” Remember I can say it but I don’t have the right to say it without any evidence backing up my claims. If you slap me I might be in pain for few minutes but the pain will soon go away, however if you claimed that I am liar, I do all sort of bad things, when I am supposed to gain trust of others again!? The thing is its because they are only words and there is no physical damage we think we have the right to say anything while we should be even more careful with our words.
Today we are having many people making fun of Islamic Teachings, many are insulting scholars of Islam and there are countless people who do similar acts. For Muslims, Allah then his Prophet (Peace and blessing be upon him) comes first even before their families, money…etc so when we insult them or Islam you are actually insulting the people. If you think you we don’t have the right to insult you, your parents and family similarly you don’t have the right to insult ours. If you still think you have the right to say anything then you should be ready to say that others people have the right to kill you, hit you, slap you and insult you. For the tongue is part of us, like the hands, legs.
There is no difference between attacking you with my hands or my legs or my tongue as long as there is damage for the other side I don’t have the right to do so. So be careful people, don’t be fooled by the media that you can say anything you want. Your words may not hurt you but it could hurt a whole nation, and hurting a whole nation for no reasons is a crime suitable for those who lost their humanity.