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More cartoon violence

February 4th, 2006 . by Matt

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The Danish embassy set ablaze by mobs in Syria

The muslim anger over the publication of cartoons depicting their prophet has predictably turned violent.

The Danish and Norweigian embassies in Syria have been torched.

Thousands of Syrians enraged by caricatures of Islam’s revered prophet torched the Danish and Norwegian embassies on Saturday – the most violent of furious protests by Muslims in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

In Gaza, Palestinians marched through the streets, storming European buildings and burning German and Danish flags. Protesters smashed the windows of the German cultural centre and threw stones at the European Commission building, police said.

Hundreds of Iraqis rallied to demand an apology from the European Union, and the leader of the Palestinian group Hamas called the cartoons “an unforgivable insult” which merited punishment by death.

The article continues, deviod of context to claim that –

… and even Europeans took to the streets in Denmark and Britain to voice their anger.

Does the article mean these Europeans?

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That is the profile of the kind of person that shouldnt be living in Europe.

The article continues with a comment from the Catholic church that proves the church is useless at giving a logical opinion on anything not to do with church doctrine.

The Vatican deplored the violence but said certain provocative forms of criticism were unacceptable. “The right to freedom of thought and expression … cannot entail the right to offend the religious sentiment of believers,” the Vatican said in its first statement on the controversy.

I wonder what the Vatican thinks of a Catholic believers right to express his belief that Mohammed is not a true prophet of god, and is indeed a false prophet? That offends muslims too.

The violence from the practitioners of Islam shows that Islam needs this kind of scrutiny. If a handful of cartoons can cause muslims to turn terrorists, and their governments to make angry denunciations, then we need to deal with them firmly, and start deporting people starting with anyone attending the protests above and carrying those signs.


8 Responses to “More cartoon violence”

  1. comment number 1 by: darintenb

    Tarek Fatah, a director of the Muslim Canadian Co. says, “The protests in the Middle East have proven that the cartoonist was right, It’s falling straight into that trap of being depicted as a violent people and proving the point that, yes, we are.”
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060202.wgravenimage0202/BNStory/Front

    I think the extremists Muslims are distancing themselves ever further from the moderate Muslims on a daily basis. The scary part is how large their numbers are. We’re safe as long as the extremists are labeled extreme… The danger comes when they become the norm. If the silent majority does exists, it needs to speak up.

  2. comment number 2 by: Katz

    They do all these things just because of that?

  3. comment number 3 by: will2097

    It depends greatly on your point-of-view as to whether you find this funny or not – but it appears that various Muslim groups and countries are placing bans on the imports of Danish products. What’s funny is that in the UK at least, the MOST famous Danish export is bacon.

    – So naturally, they are devastated by the loss of exports –

    Will

  4. comment number 4 by: Ell

    In any case, these incident just goes to tell you, religion, taken too far,
    destroys mankind’s ability to THINK.

    In the same light, it worries me that some of the supposedly more
    “well-to do and educated” Americans (as compared to the rest of the world) are starting to get brain-washed by Intelligent Design theory, sayiing
    “Darwin theory? I don’t believe in it. It’s not in the bible!”

    Having faith is one thing, mixing belief with science is another.
    And doing violence in the name of religion is outright crazy.

  5. comment number 5 by: will2097

    There is an age old tradition of Priest/King/Religious insited violence.

    Or at least people who sway religious power – such as the priest/kings leaders – using religion to raly people – look how shinto was wielded by the Japanese during WWII

    and used to invade other countries. In my opinion that was the sole intent with which Islam was created.

    After-all, Islam has been invading and gaining power by violence since it’s inception. From the early Mohammed lead raiding parties to the invasion of Mecca, the fall of Byzentine and Spain to what is happening now. It is a trail of violence and blood shed – with the sole intent of expansion.

    Christianity differs. The religion was invented / created / manipulated to manage or control or bind togther the, at the time, dying Roman Empire. And more importantly it’s people.

    That’s not to say that Christianity has not been used to raly the people to war – The crusades are probably the last best example and the Spanish Empire suggests it too. Even used in conflicts today. but it was not the intension of the Roman hierarchy to create a religion to invade – they had the Roman military power to do that – they wanted to unite the peoples of the Roman empire with one religion. A universal religion, a catholic religion.

    Only Islam appears not to be able to live in peace. The word Koran means submit. (or thereabouts I believe) and while Islamic apologists (and I support them) suggest that Jihad is an inner-struggle and a inner-holy war – akin to Buddist inner-reflection, it actually appears simply not to be true. Islam invades and conquers and imposes itself on every civilisation where it was allowed to go unchecked. Iran? Turkey? Israel?

    Zathustra, Buddists, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Shiks, etc., etc., have all been fighting, and are still fighting Muslims.

    The silly American Christians – believing the World was made in seven days – is just a manifestation of human desire to be part of something – to believe in something – but for the most part its harmless. However, if the American were to take that belief, that passionate belief and use it against another group of people…


  6. […] The whole cartoon controversy has inspired some great cartoon satire. The cartoons below show the logical inconsistency of the muslim anger about the cartoons. […]


  7. […] I found a video of the London muslim protests over the Mohammed cartoons. Its amazing to see footage of extremists like this openly threatening non-muslims. Here are a couple of my ‘favorite’ parts of the video. […]


  8. […] Comedy Central has refused to broadcast cartoon images of Mohammed out of fear for “public safety“, which means that the network bosses are afraid that terrorist followers of the ‘Religion of Peace‘ will kill them. We know this is true because Mohammed has actually already appeared in South Park, in a 2001 episode called ‘Super Best Friends‘. This is before the violence and protest about Mohammed cartoons that followed them being published in a European newspaper. […]