Social Media’s Take: Polarizing Reactions to Garland Shooting

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GARLAND, TX -- It’s probably the last thing anyone ever thought would happen in Garland.

But, Sunday’s shooting at the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest proved suspected terrorist acts aren't isolated to countries across the world.

Organizers say the event, which encouraged artists to draw a caricature of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, was just exercising their First Amendment Right: Freedom of Speech.

But one man’s expression, is apparently another man’s exasperation. Think about it – two men were willing to die and kill for their religion.

It didn’t take long for polarizing opinions to light-up social media. One woman tweeted: “Before u judge what I think about #Islam, please understand, if u support the evil barbaric cult of Islam, I don't care what u think!”

Another posted: “Free speech has never been an unlimited right in America, nor should be.”

Here’s something consider: if a non-Christian group held an event that encouraged folks to draw a caricature of Jesus Christ, how do you think the public would react?

Perhaps Ice T said it best: “Freedom of speech, just watch what you say.”