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Post Reply Amos Yee's 3 year sentence for insulting Islam
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Posted 6/13/16 , edited 6/13/16
This here is the video that got him sent to prison for 1.5 to 3 years. Apparently he's going to jail for hurting the feelings of Christians and Muslims, but i'm sure we all know it's "really" because he insulted Islam. If he did the exact same thing with the bible and never insulted Islam, then nothing would have come of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkW1qMJXd-c

Also check out the comments. There are sooo many Muslims who think he deserves to die, deserves to burn in hell, deserves to be tortured, etc etc. Muslims do not support free speech. Singapore does not tolerate free speech. Islam, the religion of peace, but if you insult Islam, Allah, or Mohamed, then they'll want to kill you, torture you, and want you to burn in hell- not very peaceful imo.


Anyway, what do you guys think of Amos Yee going to jail for this?
Posted 6/13/16 , edited 6/13/16
What law did they say he broke...? I don't see why he would have to serve time for this.
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Posted 6/13/16
This is kind of late.. but I agree it's bullshit.
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Posted 6/13/16

Elynne06 wrote:

What law did they say he broke...? I don't see why he would have to serve time for this.


For hurting the religious feelings of Muslims and Christians... yes those are actual laws in Singapore. You're not allowed to hurt peoples religious feelings in Singapore. I don't believe in any restrictions in law against free speech, which is why I am dead set against this.
Posted 6/13/16

Jecht67 wrote:


Elynne06 wrote:

What law did they say he broke...? I don't see why he would have to serve time for this.


For hurting the religious feelings of Muslims and Christians... yes those are actual laws in Singapore. You're not allowed to hurt peoples religious feelings in Singapore. I don't believe in any restrictions in law against free speech, which is why I am dead set against this.


Now I am extremely glad I don't live in Singapore. I agree, restrictions like that against free speech are absolutely ridiculous.
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Posted 6/13/16
You mean this law https://goo.gl/EHXZLv ?
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Well, he's actually lucky, as bizzare as that sounds, because he would indeed cash in execution or "mob justice" in many other islamic places.
But yes, if there is jail time for hurting "fee-fees" of religions people trough critique or mocking, you in fact do not have freedom of speech there, and yes, it is wrong regardless the reasoning, especially when it happens in a place that fancies calling itself modern democracy.
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Elvikun wrote:
Well, he's actually lucky, as bizzare as that sounds, because he would indeed cash in execution or "mob justice" in many other islamic places.
But yes, if there is jail time for hurting "fee-fees" of religions people trough critique or mocking, you in fact do not have freedom of speech there, and yes, it is wrong regardless the reasoning, especially when it happens in a place that fancies calling itself modern democracy.
I guess they are a bit out of the orbit
at least with whats modern or free.

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https://youtu.be/YthChN1Wq8M
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Posted 6/13/16

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Elvikun wrote:
Well, he's actually lucky, as bizzare as that sounds, because he would indeed cash in execution or "mob justice" in many other islamic places.
But yes, if there is jail time for hurting "fee-fees" of religions people trough critique or mocking, you in fact do not have freedom of speech there, and yes, it is wrong regardless the reasoning, especially when it happens in a place that fancies calling itself modern democracy.
I guess they are a bit out of the orbit
at least with whats modern or free.

EDEN - Wake Up
https://youtu.be/YthChN1Wq8M

"Ah, but it all comes down to what your definition of 'is' is...." comes to mind.
Also, you know how the anecdote goes. You are completely free to do as you are told.

On a serious note tho, I do understand why Singapore would be a bit skittish when it comes to religion, due to having, well, pretty much all the religions present and trying hard to aoid conflict. That, hovewer, doesn't justify jailing people over talking.
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Posted 6/13/16 , edited 6/13/16
1) There is probably a lot more to this story than just this. There are 2 sides to a coin.

2) I do not support his arrest in any way, but why in the hell would he do this in a country where he knows that they don't tolerate this kind of speech? That's almost like complaining because you were arrested for insulting the great leader in North Korea.

The law is shit, but don't expect to go away scot free for breaking a shitty law.


and a response to video:
If you took out of context messages from any religious scripture and made a video out of it you could make any religion look bad.
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Posted 6/13/16 , edited 6/13/16

bobland wrote:
and a response to video:
If you took out of context messages from any religious scripture and made a video out of it you could make any religion look bad.
or vice versa?

Not that I would support religion before people anyway -__-
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Posted 6/13/16
Here's the follow-up video, btw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuxXx3FUFqo
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Freddy96NO wrote:


bobland wrote:
and a response to video:
If you took out of context messages from any religious scripture and made a video out of it you could make any religion look bad.
or vice versa?

Not that I would support religion before people anyway -__-


not understanding what you mean by vice versa :/

I don't support religion in the first place, I'm nonreligious. I do respect people's religious beliefs (as much as possible), though.
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Posted 6/13/16 , edited 6/13/16

bobland wrote:
I do respect people's religious beliefs (as much as possible), though.
well sure, just sometimes that.. "belief" is a bit "strong".
How to view things and such, also why I would like people like that to respect others no matter who they are and as people you live with.
And that Amos guy was quite young wasn't he?

So by the videos he seems to make.. his lol.. has an.. aggressive approach not that I mind it for the most part.
But yeah in that video you posted he is... but nothing of harm.

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Posted 6/13/16 , edited 6/13/16

Freddy96NO wrote:


bobland wrote:
I do respect people's religious beliefs (as much as possible), though.
well sure, just sometimes that.. "belief" is a bit "strong".
How to view things and such, also why I would like people like that to respect others no matter who they are and as people you live with.



There's no doubt that there are a handful of extremists out there. Extremists give the rational people a pretty bad reputation. The media makes it worse.

The Amos guy is a minor, I think.
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