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This Danish Affair

A couple of months ago a Danish newspaper published 12 cartoons depicting Mohammad the prophet of Islam. One of them also depicted Jesus and Buddha as criminals in a line up along with Mohammad.

Naturally Muslims were outraged and offended. That was to be expected. After all, depiction of any prophet is prohibited in Islam. Fine so far.

Then the Muslim world just descended into hysteria...
threats were directed to the newspaper,
jihad declared against Denmark,
DEMANDS of apologies,
DEMANDS of punishment by the government to the newspaper,
recalling ambassadors..............
And the madness continues with the burning of the Danish flag in Lebanon.

Now that is just ridiculous to say the least. A tantrum much like that of any self centered 2 year old who genuinely believes the world revolves around them.

I just have a couple of questions:

1) Why does the whole of the Islamic world believe the rest of the world are "enemies of Islam"????????
Is it because they view the West as the enemy, and so they believe the West must look at them with animosity?

2) Given the last question, why do Muslims still flock to the West and live in the midst of "their enemy"????????

Could it be that they want to bring the "light" of Islam to the world?? Save the sinners perhaps?? or is it just that good old hunger to take over and annihilate the other that has prevailed in the Islamic culture since its birth over 1400 years ago?

3) Why do Muslims expect the rest of the world to live within their boundaries?? It's prohibited for Muslims to depict prophets...I'm sure the guys who drew the pictures weren't Muslims...so what's the big deal??

4) Over the years there's been countless attempts to defile the image and word of Jesus Christ and His church...eg: the "piss Christ", and the Davinci Code.
How many death threats has the Vatican issued? hmmmmmmmmmmm

5) If Muslims are so riled up because their prophet has been insulted, and if as they proclaim over and over, Islam is the religion of peace and tolerance and equality, why is it they haven't fought the Davinci Code as vigorously?? In fact, the movie based on the book will be shown at the opening of the Masqat Film Festival and it has been heavily advertised.

Why haven't they said "You know what; this may offend our Christian brothers and sisters here in the Arab world. And since we are peace loving, tolerant, open minded Muslims, who were instructed by our prophet to treat the Chritians well and protect them, we just couldn't let that happen"

Oh sorry, just composing myself again...I fell off my chair laughing at that last one. God, my imagination runs wild sometimes.

6) Finally, why did their delegation who is touring the Muslim world feel they needed to beef up the cartoons a bit and add two falsies? Is it because the original 12 weren't really that bad? Or is it because they're just dishonest people? Or is it because they don't think anyone will care???????

I'd like to conclude this by saying I pray to God every day that the Danes don't apologise. The Islamic invasion of my old world has seen the demise of all rights and freedoms (except your right to choose Islam, death or humiliation that is). Please don't let this Millennium witness the defeat of these rights and freedoms in Europe too.


Blogger ffff said...

Ever heard of the "Spanish Inquisition"? Or how about the way the 'Vatican' treated the natives in about every country they conquered...oh.. 'civilised'. ( Africa, South America, etc)
I don't blame all Christians for the stupidity of a man in Rome so why blame all Muslims on the sad fundamentalists?

BTW Saying Sorry is the first step to forgiveness and peace. Pity our PM can't get the word out of his sorry mouth....

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Blogger Dymphna said...

Why should a prime minister apologize for his country's principles of free speech. Lord knows the Muslims mouth off all the time -- and taqiyya is standard practice for anyone who thinks the world will not be at peace until it is totatlly Muslim.

No one blames ALL the Musllims. It's never been a totality. But the murderous minority are a real threat to the health and well-being of the rest of us, including other Muslims.

I used to think moderate Muslims should speak up, but I don't anymore. Why should they have to risk their lives in a war they didn't declare? The Osamas of the world are nuts and the Saud family, which funds a major part of the terrorism in this world, are a corrupt, in-bred plague.

I supposed we could blame the Brits for putting them in charge.

As for the past and present sins of Christianity -- Catholic or otherwise -- you will not find a message of "holy war" in the New Testament. Can you imagine Mohammed suggesting that you turn the other cheek? I can't.

Alison's comparisons are the ususal categorical errors of someone who didn't have the opportunity to study rhetoric. Murderous orthodoxies like the Spanish Inquisition and the mess in Switzerland under Calvin have to be taken in their political context. As does Islam.

The stupidity of the man in Rome led him to apologize for the above mentioned atrocities. Shall we begin to count the apologies of the imams?

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Blogger Dymphna said...

Oh-- as for saying you're sorry being the first step to forgiveness and peace, tell that to the various slaughtered hostages...who did apologize.

Lenin had a term for people who thought apologizing led anywhere: he called them "useful idiots." And so they are.

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Blogger ffff said...

Glad I am not your friend. If you can't say sorry you are only half a person.
Oh pity about the Old Testament and its war mongering (Yes I have read it) and the Catholic apologists during the Holocaust. Blah blah on and on. No more hate ey? Just listen and learn and try to meet half way.

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Blogger Bent El Neel said...

Thanx for your comments everyone. Please refer to my post on 02/02/06 for my reply.

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