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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Run to the hills

Voices of reason emerge over the cartoon controversy:

"Thousands of Muslims are expected to attend a rally in London at the weekend to protest at both the publication of cartoons defiling the image of the Prophet Mohamed and the response of Islamic extremists.

"Muslim leaders will use the demonstration to call for calm and urge the media to apologise for the offence they have caused. The rally, expected to be one of the biggest Muslim demonstrations in Britain, is to be sponsored by Muslim newspapers and broadcasters."

No such common-sense from some so-called "free-speech" advocates who, if they were honest, should admit that it's yet another way to justify their belief that Muslims are threatening our "Western" way of life.

But let's not forget: the Soviets also wanted to take over the world.


Blogger Mannie said...

It seems as if it is necessary at this stage of the cartoon story to raise the ugly spectacle of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.

This early 20th century anti-semitic forgery is being used in the 21st century by Muslim fundamentalists for anti-Israel and anti-Jewish propaganda purposes and has the desired effect in some of the countries using it.

Also creeping into the equation is the hatred of homosexuals who have been ritually murdered in Iran and other Muslim countries for a very long time.

While homosexuals around the world may protest at the savagery of the murders, it needs also to be noted that homosexuals are routinely murdered in many western countries as well, and not much is done by governments to stop the slaughter.

The fact that the cartoons have been around at least since September 2005 and possibly even longer, is enough to ask why the delay in responding if the fundamentalists thought they defiled their "prophet"!

Mohammed and Jewish, Christian, Buddist and all other religious symbols have been mocked and satirised over the centuries, but the symbols are still around!

Let's see how the media around the world are going to respond to this whole ridiculous nonsense.

Thursday, February 09, 2006 12:23:00 am  
Blogger Stev said...

Why is it necessary to raise the Protocols of the Elders of Zion at this point?

'They pretend we want to take over the world so it's okay for us to pretend they want to take over the world'?

Something like that?

I'm not saying it's not important to consider the Protocols, I just find it very interesting that you find it necessary to mention them at this point.

Thursday, February 09, 2006 9:52:00 am  
Blogger Progressive Atheist said...

The role of Saudi Arabia in the protests over the cartoons has now been revealed by Dailykos.

350 pilgrims were killed during the Haj on January 12 and soon after, so to deflect criticism, Saudi newspapers (which are all controlled by the state) began running up to 4 articles per day condemning the Danish cartoons, which up to that time were a non-issue. The Saudi government asked for a formal apology from Denmark. When that was not forthcoming, they began calling for world-wide protests.

Friday, February 10, 2006 5:06:00 pm  
Blogger James Waterton said...

That might be the reason, however every year there are many deaths and I'm sure 350 dead on Jan 12th isn't the largest death toll on a single day. I remember reading that fires in the enormous tent cities erected for the event kill scores. As an aside, Muslims believe (or are told) that being killed in Mecca during Haj is an instant trip to heaven.

Mannie :

"homosexuals are routinely murdered in many western countries as well, and not much is done by governments to stop the slaughter."

What, apart from outlawing murder and pursuing the perpetrators of such crimes? What more do you want?

Saturday, February 11, 2006 2:32:00 pm  

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