- Ian Roberts: the effects of concussion
- Search for mystery flight MH370
- Mark Bosnich on his career at the net
- Hotseat: OK to profit off WWI?
- Aussies to zap space junk with lasers?
- Vivid Sydney set to be biggest yet!
- Making TV soapies in a war zone?
- Buy local: vote with your wallet
- RSS Syndicate this blog (XML)
What we're talking about
- David Hoffman on Is terrorism behind missing plane? I am looking at this event through the lens of being a lifelong student of human behaviour. I know enough to believe that, ... more
- Gary on Too late to stop climate change now? I simply let the facts talk to me and as Garry Linnell stated it was warmer 27 years ago. So where is the evidence of ... more
- helen on Scrap the My School website? Hello Angela, have just read Peter 'Fitz' remarks re your morning show. Agree! you are a delight to tune into each ... more
- David T. on Do we still need a Women's Day? In my experience, every day is Women's Day. more
- David T. on Pay kids to eat their vegetables? How "bloody" stupid. Government, stay out of our lives. more
- David T. on Schapelle: Journos deported from Bali Break another country's laws and you can expect to be treated according to their law. I have no sympathy for thede ... more
- Rod M on Schapelle: Journos deported from Bali To me it seems very clear why journos are being booted out of Bali. Their courts expect people to abide by the spirit and ... more
- Mary on Pay kids to eat their vegetables? What a waste of the tax payers money, why not give it to hospitals... they need it more. more
- Kimber on Scrap the My School website? Well said @Coasty!!! :) more
- Kimber on Pay kids to eat their vegetables? OMG, pay people to lose weight, pay people to quit smoking, now this.From the time kids can eat solid food fruit and ... more
- Jester4212 on Pay kids to eat their vegetables? Why why why must the govenrment become involved?! Even for parents to pay their children to do this is unbelieveable. They ... more
- Coasty on Scrap the My School website? Ridiculous. I'm now finding the teaching industry has gotten hysterical & political. The My Schools website was one of the ... more
- Jester4212 on A pizza stuffed with cheeseburgers? I can't believe what I'm watching. Disgusting. more
- William Coleman on Drugs & alcohol affecting our schools The classroom today is yesterdays psychiatric ward. more
- William Coleman on Chinese buying up Sydney housing? So the big money comes to oz and home prices soar .Meanwhile we buy products from Asian countries because it is so cheap due ... more
- Jester4212 on Should we pay people to lose weight? Cold hard cash is a complete cop-out, just like the baby bonus. I'm all for wanting to help these people out. But have ... more
- Greg O on Kevin will stop second Crimean war? Of course Kevin will stop the war and I have no doubt he will also help the Russians tackle global warming by putting pink ... more
- Coasty on Sydney's outbreak of ablutophobia No-one minds backpackers. They're great. I was one & I want my kids to do it. The problem here, is one that's all too ... more
- Cleangirl on Kevin will stop second Crimean war? Kevin ? Twins sharing the same name. Why is he allowed in with the U.N ? Why do we even financially support both Kevin and ... more
- Bikinis not Burkas on What frustrates you on our trains? What frustrates you on our trains?That they refuse to supply a mobile number so that we can give them live updates of ... more
Respect needed more than satire?
John Stanley looks at last week's riot in Sydney's CBD over some moron in the states putting out a clunky video. We need to be respectful, but does satire show a level culture has grown to through freedom of expression?
Stay up to date on breaking news with 2UE on Twitter
Eleven males have now been charged over last saturday's rioting in the Sydney CBD.
It follows the arrest of a 19 year old male and a 16 year old at Bankstown .
The younger of the two has been charged with punching a member of the riot police in the face and also attacking a police dog.
He has been granted bail to face the children's court next month.
Muslim leaders say they will not support any more protests in Sydney, urging police to arrest those who do not heed the call for calm. An additional 300 police officers will be out in force this weekend.
Following the violent Islamic riots over the weekend there is a focus on where we are headed with multiculturalism. Jason Morrison with Dr. Peter Phelps on where we are headed as a multicultural nation.
When someone writes an article he/she maintains the idea of a user in his/her brain that how a user can be aware of it.
Thus that's why this piece of writing is great. Thanks!Nagelpiz Bilder Friday 28 September, 2012 - 1:02 PM
"...how about I decide to dishonor them in the name of satire and then expect you to not be hurt. It makes no sense to hurt emotions of others and expect they do not react."
That's what I was saying, YUSUF. If someone insulted my parents, for instance, it's highly unreasonable to except me to not respond. The question is, how do I react, and against whom?
Other religions have been satired for decades, for instance by the likes of the late Dave Allen taking the mickey out of the Catholic church. He was an atheist, and can laugh at him any day.
John has the right idea.Liberator Tuesday 25 September, 2012 - 9:12 AM
Just because you find it funny does not mean others will too. There may be issues that are very close to your heart and you will be hurt if someone makes a mockery of them.
Vast majority of Muslims do not believe in laughing at satires linked to other religions, thats not our values. We are taught mutual respect in the Quran and by our beloved Prophet Mohammed
There is a difference in satire and hateful rubbish. I am sure you love your parents, how about I decide to dishonor them in the name of satire and then expect you to not be hurt. It makes no sense to hurt emotions of others and expect they do not react.
Any action that leads to a dis-haromised society must be avoided. Peace and respect are more important that satire, speecially when it is intended to hurt and create tensions.
I am shocked people like you still live in Australia, you need lessons on human decency and common sense.YUSUF Monday 24 September, 2012 - 11:39 AM
You're right, John.
Every other religion in this country has copped a load of criticism and humor for a long time. In a free country, being critical of anything is something you need no-ones permission for. Of course, whilst each religion may take it on the chin, that doesn't they can't respond. That is THEY'RE right. If you're free to criticize, then you must feel free to BE criticized.
Ironically, maybe we need things like this film this to bring out the true colors of a few people, muslin or not, and to say, "This is a free country. You are going to cop criticism. You are going to cop flack. Get with it."Liberator Sunday 23 September, 2012 - 11:13 AM
This much more balanced than that of some other commentators we heard from on 2UE and other stations.
The key point is: Let not morons try to convince us that abuse of reverential figures, books and symbols of other faiths is "free speech"!Terrence Saturday 22 September, 2012 - 10:08 PM
"We need to be respectful."
Whos "we"? Are you talking about the arab-muslims who have murdered, raped, bashed and stabbed hundreds of Aussies OR are you talking about Aussies who have called some people some bad names? And another thing, all this rubbish is a direct consequence of multiculturalism which we never asked for in the first place.Robert Saturday 22 September, 2012 - 2:32 PM