Monday, February 06, 2006

Manic Mohammedans

You’ve read about it...
TEHERAN - Iran yesterday said it would cancel economic contracts with countries in which newspapers had reproduced the images - AFP
DAMASCUS – Several thousand Syrians set Denmark’s embassy here on fire - Reuters
LONDON – Up to 300 chanting Muslims torched the Danish flag outside Denmark’s embassy – AFP
Yudhoyono (Indonesian Prime Minister), Abdullah (Malaysian Prime Minister) join chorus of protests – Straits Times

You've seen it...

Now, we all know about the cartoons that appeared in the Danish newspaper that has incited violence among Muslims throughout the world. However, has anyone actually seen those cartoons? Here are two of them:

The media here mentioned that these images were insulting to the Prophet, but it failed to say how that demanding we take religious feelings into consideration is irreconcilable with a democracy that champions the freedom of speech. It is absolutely necessary for the paper to publish such images. Why? In the words of Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "...otherwise we will never have the dialogue we need to establish with Muslims on the most central question - do you really feel that every Muslim in 2005 should follow the way of life the Prophet had 1,400 years ago?"

"Don't complain, Muhammad, we've all been caricatured here" - from newspaper, France Soir

This episode shows to what extent Islam is a religion of peace.

Images: Waltz of Words


Blogger Yazan said...

Yes it is a shame...

But, in a dictatorship like syria, These very same ppl will take to the streets to attack opposition figures... it's not about Denmark, and I doubt it's about Islam!!

Danish embassy CAN and WILL be rebuilt again, but the damage to the Syrian image outside and to Syrians, that'll take years to heal... that's the worst part of this.. for me as a Syrian.

Again, it is a shame...

if u're intersted u can check my blog for responses from the Syrian Blogsphere to such events... I find it my duty to help erase the trauma of this...

good day

Tue Feb 07, 05:29:00 am 2006  

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