Re: Yeah, just because you disagree with someone.. @moiety 15:08
moiety, there've been a couple of responses to the original post but I'll just grab yours, if you don't mind.
"What about when MOST people disagree with someone? :)"
Copernicus, Darwin etc. Just because a point of view is popular doesn't mean it's right."
I think perhaps that was the OP's point - the problem with herd mentality, conformity, whatever you want to call it. I don't think he was supporting the takedown, but rather questioning it. Could be wrong, I dunno.
"Freedom of speech should apply in particular to minority and unpopular points of view."
In particular? Are you implying give them more weight on that basis? I'd have to disagree. Bias.
"In this particular case because it's vastly entertaining to watch them shooting themselves in the foot with "Muslamic law" quotes and the like."
Which is where you fall in with the herd on the forum, sadly. Give them free speech so we can laugh at them? Really? Well, so much for debate; at least you can feel superior.