A friend forwarded this petition to me today in an email.
I place a serious amount of value on having respect for other people’s beliefs. However, I do not believe that accommodating other people’s religious beliefs can be limitless. Much of modern society, which I think is great, offends the values of many religions. If a precedent is set that something should not be done if it offends a religious belief, then all of the other religious beliefs out there must be acted on too. The result would be the end of modern society. I do not want that.
I’ve met many Muslims. All of the ones I have met have been honorable and reasonable people. Islam is an honorable religion despite its fringe elements.
However their beliefs are not my beliefs. Wikipedia is a secular institution and should not feel obliged to uphold Islamic law.
I signed the petition
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