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Don't expect your post to last long here Genius because there is a recently developping tendency in this forum when you dare to criticize is to first be called (very low level) names by some forumers, then some moderators come shortly after and selectively delete your reply while keeping the original posts. If this trend continues the OR that we know, where things are called by their true names sometimes, will change into a model not very different from the new era of freedom looming in Syria.
I chose to reply here so that we don't diverge the Syria thread and to make Jo's and the moderators' life easier My reply has to do directly with the quality of the OR and the space of the sacred freedom that it provides, a freedom for which we in the FPM offered many martyrs and many sacrifices.Kteer mahdoomeen the Islamists on this forum, from all the sides.
They represent real life, everywhere they establish, life, intellect, arts, intelligence.. cease to exist. Subhanallah.
I have no problem with people choosing to be Islamists or whatever they want as long as that choice does not affect my freedom of speech, my freedom of thought and my lifestyle. My observation came following few incidents lately on this forum and the sense of censorship that is being somehow slowly implemented by some forumers and moderators whenever delicate subjects are considered.
1- I understand that, in our current times, everyone has the right to criticize an ideology or a religion or a political system or a social structure and that this right ends when the criticism becomes an insult to the persons adhering to this ideology by discriminating against them or by calling for violence against them. In that regard, suggesting that a religion that has been used (whether we like it or not) as the motto for violent actions (including what is happening in Syria today) against others who do not adhere to it or even those who adhere to it, that this religion needs reform so it can be defended is NOT an insult to its followers. If it is something it is to point out the places of weakness and help its followers to identify weaknesses that they don't see but that others who live in a different corner clearly see. If some tend to interpret every criticism as an insult and gets mad either by replying in a z2a2eh way or by selectively deleting posts that they don't like, I am sorry but these practices do not meet the expectations that we have always had in FPM circles. Worse, when forumers who resort to personal and very low level attacks then claim they are highly educated, that is a sign of immaturity and an insult to science because science is what makes the brain of a human evolve and what helps him/her grow in a manner to conduct respectful conversations with other of their equal, lower or higher educational stand.
2- I also understand that a moderator is like a judge whose responsibility is to ensure that discussions remain within the boundaries of respect, of a decent action-reaction to a subject of actuality. But when the personal views and reactions of this moderator take over his/her ability to stand on an equal distance from all, that is not fair moderation anymore. People who are not able to dissociate their emotions from their actions when put in a judging position are simply not qualified to remain in this position. I iterate my respect to ALL moderators with no exceptions, but for the sake of giving everyone here the chance to say his/her mind, if you guys feel too much involved in the discussions and cannot preserve everyone's right for a quality answer, then please feel free to resign and hand the responsibility to someone else.
Let's not go further Genius into the Syrian events and context here and please keep this thread (or other if more appropriate) dedicated to the OR mission and discussions quality.