Originally Posted by NoahJ
In the context of Sammi Jo's post what do you suppose was meant? Not in your overall estimation of religion and their religious documents...
His post COULD mean the "hate-filled bile" that is present in some passages of the Koran (and also of the Bible,) or it COULD mean that the app in question is itself "hate-filled bile". I tend to think he actually meant the latter.
In that case, I agree with him that in todays overly-PC world, if the roles were reversed in this particular instance (if the app were targeting christians) then it likely wouldn't cause any concern (and probably wouldn't have been pulled.) His point seemed to be that "it's OK to slam christians, but not Muslims", and that seems to be a fair assessment these days.
Personally, I think we ought to be free to "slam" all religions (and atheists) equally... a little something we call "free speech". Just because something is put in print doesn't require people to ACT on it. When they do act, they become criminals and should be prosecuted accordingly... based on their actions, not based on what someone else said/wrote/produced.
That said, Apple is NOT a government entity, they are perfectly within their rights to express their own opinions by allowing or not allowing apps into their store as they see fit. Including arbitrary decisions based on personal preferences. If the public doesn't like it, there are plenty of other (non-Apple) products that do the same things that they can go purchase instead. Apple certainly doesn't have any impact on peoples lives that the people don't grant it by their own free will.