I should buy something that mocks “prophet” Muhammad.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, asked the online retailer last week to remove the products, which included —
doormats, bath mats and other items imprinted with Islamic calligraphy, references to the Prophet Muhammad and scripture.
The products, which were being sold by independent merchants on Amazon’s website, are deemed offensive because they “would be stepped-on or otherwise disrespected by customers,” CAIR said in a statement on Thursday.
This guy Hooper says, “But there are others crossing the line into intentional Islamophobia. Some of the companies have things like toilet seats. I mean come on, why else would you do that?”
Why?! Because some people are willing to pay their own money for them! It’s none of your business what other people buy and sell. Hooper is free not to buy the Muhammad toilet seats. But other people are free to make their own choices, or would be in a less ridiculous society than ours.
Amazon, stop caving to the PC bullies! Political correctness is not about “respect”; it’s about ruining the lives of innocents for having “inappropriate” thoughts (and, now, apparently, products). How can you allow random punks falsely feigning “offense” to have such power over your great company?!
The CAIR “activists” are right now saying to themselves: “We’re going to mess you up, Amazon, just because we can.” Their boot is on your face, and you’re licking it!
Don’t you even realize that it won’t end here? You’ve just encouraged every “offended” abuser to demand that you stop selling stuff. Every product has the potential to offend some pathetic slob nursing a grudge. You have millions of products on sale now. You let this go on, and it’ll turn into zero.
So, for all our sakes, please, ignore the “correct”!
To add another point, Pope Benedict did not realize that arguing for Christianity was strictly forbidden these days when he quoted from a book: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”
In every place where Islam differs from Christianity, it is mistaken. It eminently deserves to be “disrespected.”