The crisis continues with new developments, some that may be less than surprising considering the past actions of radical whackjob Islamofacists.
Yesterday (Thursday) Mullah Krekar, the alleged leader of the Islamist group Ansar al-Islam... said that the publication of the Muhammad cartoons was a declaration of war. “The war has begun,”...said Muslims in Norway are preparing to fight. “It does not matter if the governments of Norway and Denmark apologize, the war is on.”
I wonder, is Islam completely devoid of the concept of forgiveness, or is it just the psychos care not for those parts of their sacred writings?
Islamist organizations all over the world are issuing threats towards Europeans. The Islamist terrorist group Hizbollah announced that it is preparing suicide attacks in Denmark and Norway. A senior imam in Kuwait, Nazem al-Masbah, said that those who have published cartoons of Muhammad should be murdered. He also threatened all citizens of the countries where the twelve Danish cartoons [see them all here, halfway down the page] have been published with death.
Are these radicals so illiterate they can't write letters in protest or are they just that aroused by senseless violence that they must kill over cartoons? Yes, the question is rhetorical, the answer is frighteningly obvious.
November-December: A delegation from Danish Islamic groups visit the Middle East to spread publicity about the cartoons. Rumours circulate and additional images, not originally published in Jyllands-Posten, are attributed to the newspaper. [emphasis added]
Suprise, suprise radical murderers and those who support violence, lying and manipulating the masses. He also links to Michelle Malkin's THE COWARDLY AMERICAN MEDIA (VIDEO ADDED)
Unbelievable. The news network reports on an international controversy, but refuses to show readers what the news is actually about and let them judge the cartoons for themselves.
Even more galling is CNN's newfound respect for religion.
As usual she reports in depth and includes many links as well as the cartoons.
An interesting comparison is the Christian response to the NBC Book of Daniel and the upcoming episode of Will and Grace.
NBC announced this week that pop star Britney Spears would make a guest appearance on the gay-oriented sitcom as a Christian conservative hired as a talk show sidekick to the gay character Jack played by series regular Sean Hayes.
In the episode, scheduled to air on April 13, Jack’s fictional TV network is bought by a Christian broadcaster, leading Spears’ character to do an Easter cooking segment on Jack’s show called “Cruci-fixin’s.”
The American Family Association immediately raised objections to the planned episode, saying it “mocks the crucifixion of Christ” and will “further denigrate Christianity” by airing the night before Good Friday.
“NBC does not treat Jews, Muslims or other religions with such disrespect,” the Mississippi-based group said on its Web site. “Yet the network demonstrates a deep hostility toward followers of Christ.”
While some Christians may be offended, bomb threats and murder are not being advocated. Writing letters, perhaps a boycott or simply not watching are enough. Unfortunately, the sewage of moral equivalence leads some to react to any criticism by making foolish comparisons, as this post from Michelle Malkin explains:
Many moonbat readers are equating criticism of Toles' cartoon with the Muslim world's violent reaction to the Danish forbidden cartoons.
So, there you have it. Another example of liberal math:
Writing a letter and posting blog entries = issuing fatwas, threatening suicide bombings, and conducting armed raids.
The hypocrisy of American mainstream media and various moonbats is irritating to say the least. Heaven forbid, they should offend Muslims, but on the other hand, ridicule and smear Christianity at will. Radical muslims threaten violence and we should feel guilty for upsetting their tender sensibilies. Christians or conservatives write letters and speak their mind when offended and they are just as bad as those seeking to kill. That people can hold such conflicting views at the same time and in the same cranial cavity (I suspect there is a great deal of extra space) and also claim to be in the reality based community, seems proof undeniable, that bizarro world really exists and we are being invaded by its addled and perpetually confused denizens. God help us.
Perhaps this is just payback for European non-support on other topics, but I think it's a dreadful mistake.
UPDATE: Reader John Friedman emails: "I'm sorry. Did I miss the State Dept. analysis of 'Piss Christ?' Perhaps you could link to it."
I'm sorry, but the lesson here is that if you want to be listened to, you should blow things up. That's a very bad incentive structure, but it's the one the allegedly responsible parties have created.
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