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Freedom of Speech: Europe VS Muslim world (cartoon controversy)

The publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a Danish Newspaper spurred protests among Europe's Muslim population and in Muslim nations worldwide. The Muslim world considers the cartoons to be blashpemy while Europeans insist it is Freedom of Speech. Which is it?
Criticizing a religion or it's representatives is:
Freedom of expresion
Blasphemy
On a 1-10 scale, how important do you consider Freedom of Speech to be?
10 (most)
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 (least)
On a 1-10 scale, how important do you consider Religion to be?
10 (most)
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 (least)
Do you believe you should have the right to publicly criticize Christianity, Islam or any other religion?
Yes
No
Not sure
or even ridicule them?
Yes
No
Not sure
The reaction of the muslim world, "The Cartoon Intifada" as was labelled by western newspapers, ranged from consumer boycotts of danish products to the torching of Danish Embassies, calls for the cartoonist's beheading and subsequent assasination attemps. Do you find this reaction justified?
Yes
No
Not sure
Would you support more strict limits in the European citizen's freedom of speech regarding any religion?
Yes
No
Not sure
Do you approve the publication of the caricatures of prophet Muhammad?
Yes
No
I disapprove but they had the right to do it. That is what Europe is all about
What is your interpretation of the whole incident?
It shows that European values and Islam are incompatible
Could be a Jewish plot to discredit Islam
It shows that Europe is xenophobic and racist
Could be an American conspiracy to discredit Islam
It shows that the muslim world still lives in the dark ages
It is a battle between Christianity and Islam
It is a battle between religious extremism and democracy
On a 1-10 scale how serious you consider the whole incident to be?
10 (most)
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1 (least)
Where do you come from?
USA
Europe
Muslim world
Other
What is your religious affiliation?
Christian
Muslim
Atheist
Other
This poll was created on 2008-04-11 09:15:36 by sakis