Sunday, February 05, 2006

Muslim Excesses

A Danish newspaper printed 12 cartoons that upset Muslims


They certainly are not complimentary to the Muslim faith, but Denmark is not a Muslim country, and in my opinion they are not as insulting to the Muslim faith as the cartoons Muslim newspapers run daily about the Jewish faith, nor are they as insulting as it is for newspapers in the US (an 80 to 90% Christian country) to print praise of artwork with Christ in urine, and the Virgin Mary covered in dung, mocking images of Jesus Christ, or Bin Laden as Christ, Rolling Stones prints a cover with Kanye West-as-Christ, and we have a network that plans to feature Britney Spears as the host of a fictional cooking segment called "Cruci-fixin's" in an upcoming "Will & Grace" epsiode, and a network plans an epsiode that makes a mockery out of the sacrament of the Eucharist, and many others too numerous to name, yet while it makes Christians sad, and even angry, we are not rioting in the streets.

As Gateway Pundit reported This whole Danish cartoon controversy was made up by the "Islamic Society of Denmark" who spread three fake cartoons, that never were printed in the Danish newspapers


These additional three were certainly more insulting: showing Muhammed with a pig snout (a pig is considered unclean in the Muslim faith), showing Muhammad as a pedophile demon, and showing a praying Muslim being raped by a dog, but they were never printed by the Danish or any other newspaper.

Michelle Malkin points out that the international newspapers and television stations are doing their best to downplay the global conflagration over the Cartoon Jihad by calling it a "Cartoon row" for the Danish embassy in several countries to be burned, while other European papers are reprinting the cartoons to show they have the power to do so. As Michelle indicated, this is not a "row".

Michelle Malkin put together a very cute movie (click here to view the wmv file)

Tim Blair quoted a Sydney news report which said

As more European newspapers reprinted the cartoons, what started off as a row between Denmark’s press and its Muslim population has grown into a full-blown “clash of civilisations”.
and he responded
No; that would require two civilisations.
There is absolutely no excuse for all of this violence.

As La Shawn Barber said Liberal editors are a lot smarter than they look. If Rolling Stone had put Kanye West posing as Muhammad on the cover, they’d be in hiding, too. Instead, they chose the safer route: West, a rapper and contributor to the cultural toilet, posing with a crown of thorns on his head.

Christ is fair game, isn’t he? Unbelievers, liberals, and other secularists make fun of him, mock him, scorn him, and curse him, yet they steer clear of doing the same with Muslims’ god. They know offended Muslims, unlike offended Christians, issue death threats.

Crash and burn, Islamofascists! It’s in your nature. Killing is all you know how to do. You are gutless and psychotic. A religion of peace, indeed.

Ed Driscoll nails it:
Remember all the riots, looting and torching when Dogma and The Last Temptation of Christ played at your local multiplex?

Me neither.
Well, The Da Vinci Code movie will premiere in May. Let’s storm the embassies and multiplexes (multiplexi?), brothers and sisters!


Clearly she is being sarcastic, because Christians know that that Christ would not approve of violence. But I would not mind seeing a boycott.

4 comments:

Muslim said...

I really was upset about the cartoons. Why make such cartoons when they are infactual and false?

If people really read about the prophet peace be upon him they would realise he was a mercy to mankind.

Moreover, as Muslims we aren't allowed to draw pictures of Prophets, furthermore, we aren't meant to disrespect someone elses religion. We respect all prophets, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, so why not respect our dear Prophet?

Don Singleton said...

I really was upset about the cartoons. Why make such cartoons when they are infactual and false?

There are Secular Humanists that feel threatened by any faith: Christian, Jew, Moslem, etc, and seem to see a need to make fun of it.

If people really read about the prophet peace be upon him they would realise he was a mercy to mankind.

I have read much of the Koran, and I must say that Jesus preached a lot more mercy than Muhammed did.

Moreover, as Muslims we aren't allowed to draw pictures of Prophets, furthermore, we aren't meant to disrespect someone elses religion. We respect all prophets, Moses, Abraham, Jesus, so why not respect our dear Prophet?

I have no doubt that there are many Muslims that feel as you do, but the newspapers in the Middle East print far worse cartoons about Jews daily, and frequently about Christians. The 12 cartoons that appeared in the Danish paper were silly, but not really evil. The additional three that the Islamic Society of Denmark added to the 12, showing the Prophet as a defiler of children, or with a pig's nose, or showing a dog having sex with a praying Muslim, were far worse, and they were done by Muslims, with the intention of making other Muslims react violently.

Anonymous said...

Muslims of the world, be honest. One rule is for you, the other for infidels. You shout, "Kill the Jews! Deth to the Danes," but are so incensed over a cartoon. Anyway, you'll all go to paradise and be served by 40 virgins. What if you're a mUslim gay? It would be hell

Don Singleton said...

Actually it is not really Paradise their violence gets them to, it is a special entrance to Hell, and it isn't virgins that will be waiting for them, but Virginians, upset at 9/11