I would like to introduce one of my favourite Speaker’s Corner hecklers, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Schofield to something called the, “Streisand Effect“. It’s defined as:
“The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.”
See, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Schofield has a problem with Christians, Jews, Muslims and Atheists referring to her as a bigot. Here we see a video of her demonstrating what is known as irony:
Why does this video represent irony? Well it’s simple, first we need to define what a Lizzie is:
Definition of bigot
: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (such as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance
In the same breath that Elizabeth asks not to be referred to as a bigot, she claims that the true Islam is to behave like terrorists and murder innocent people. Obviously, given that there are Muslim groups who oppose terrorists and fight them on their own turf on a daily basis, it would be hard to believe that the “only true” Islam, is that of violent radicals. Case in point, most Muslims consider terrorists to be from a heretical group known as the Khawarij, who are known for their violence and hate of fellow Muslims, whom the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) condemned.
In order for Elizabeth to not be known as a bigot, perhaps she should stop holding to bigoted views? Let’s give Elizabeth a chance to demonstrate she is not a bigot, we ask Elizabeth Schofield one question: can a Muslim be a true Muslim without adhering to your idea that a true Muslim can only be one who follows the actions of terrorists?
We await her non-answer and future heckling.
and God knows best.