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Tyranny of the offended

By MirrorMirror ·
I am looking for understanding, not flames. Seriously. I do not know any Muslims who can explain things to me. My son is putting himself in harms way to help bring freedom to Muslims. I have a serious stake in understanding what is going on.

Muslims around the world are offended by cartoons and are making threats of boycotts and violence. I have been watching this unfold, wondering where it would lead and am very dissapointed at the reaction from the Muslim world.

If the media and the world gives in to the insane Muslim response then we will all have a much more difficult time in the future defending ourselves from anyone else who makes demands because they are "offended". Lots of things offend me, but I know that I cannot go around threatening people and governments over them.

Let me state that I do not believe that the Muslim reaction that is being shown in the media is the norm. However, where are the moderate Muslims denouncing the extremists? Someone, please, give me something to show me that there is reason and tolerance in the Muslim world.

When Pat Robertson stuck his foot in his mouth not too long ago with his insensitive remarks about Ariel Sharon, Christian moderates all over denounced what Robertson said. Is is possible that most Muslims believe that they should kill someone over a CARTOON? Take a look at the signs on Michelle Malkin's site...

I do not understand how Muslims can seriously demand tolerance for themselves but will not tolerate anyone else. That is just plain delusional. All I can say is, support the Danish and anyone else who is not cowering down to threats.

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"Fixing the problem"

by neilb@uk In reply to Kill 'em all, Let Allah s ...

First of all I don't know which bits of your little rant were intended to be ironic and which are not. That, by the way, is your fault. I'm assuming it's not all ironic otherwise my post is a waste of time. I also have no idea where you're from and that's a nuisance as well because it's also relevant.

Anyway, one big assumption that you're making is that Muslims perceive that they have a problem. I'm absolutely sure that they don't see it your way and it's naive for you to think, for a second, that they might! If their holy book tells them different things from their holy book then you don't have a chance of "stopping them".

I have to agree with Rob. They don't have a problem with us as much as we seem to have a problem with them.

"westerners are having to go over and fix the problem". Typical arrogant western opinion. Hmmm, smacks a bit of "Untermensch". Trust me. It won't work and it isn't working. e can see that in Afghanistan and Iraq. What do you propose to do about Pakistan? They're next. Hey, but they don't have oil and do have nukes...

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just sit back

by jdclyde In reply to "Fixing the problem"

and let them kill each other instead of us.

As soon as there aren't Americans around to rally against, the different factions will do everything they can to become the only faction there.

Let them work that out on their own, and try to become a trade partner of who ever is left alive.

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And the funny thing here is

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to just sit back

That Saddam as nasty as he was had them all under control and if not liking it they could at least live together without too many problems.

Col ]:)

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Hey! We agree, jd!

by neilb@uk In reply to just sit back

And if we hadn't gone into Iraq can you imagine how Saddam Hussein would have been reacting to the Iranian nuclear programme?

But they do have us to rally against. In fact, we're lower than you at the moment since one of our newspapers kindly released a video of our soldiers slapping a few stone-throwing kids around.

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While we "civilized" nations don't like it

by jdclyde In reply to just sit back

Saddam had it right in the way he controlled the people.

The only way to control ignorant savages is by being more savage.

That is where the Liberals in the US and Canada are making a MAJOR mistake in the ideas of thinking you can reason with unreasonable people, and that if you just let them do as they please the bloody savages will leave you alone.

I would personally take the same approach with gang wars. Fence in miles of desert where gang members can go to settle all differences any way they want, as often as they want.

Why risk useful human lives in trying to separate the dredges of the world? Let them ALL die at their own hands.

If nothing else, we have learned that Iraq was not WORTH saving from anything.

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Neil, you had to be right once!!!

by X-MarCap In reply to just sit back

Just kidding... How is SWOT-1 -Wizards first rule?

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by Montgomery Gator In reply to Tyranny of the offended

I do want to point out that some Muslim leaders are speaking out against the militant protests.,2933,183686,00.html

This article states: "In Iraq, the country's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, decried the drawings but did not call for protests.

"We strongly denounce and condemn this horrific action," he said in a statement posted on his Web site and dated Tuesday.

Al-Sistani, who wields enormous influence over Iraq's majority Shiites, made no call for protests and suggested that militant Muslims were partly to blame for distorting Islam's image.

He referred to "misguided and oppressive" segments of the Muslim community and said their actions "projected a distorted and dark image of the faith of justice, love and brotherhood."

Al-Sistani has been a voice of reason and moderation in Iraq, for the most part. He previously said that it was the duty of people of Iraq to vote in the elections instead of boycotting them.

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May I also add

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Agreed

I found what the militant Islamicists are doing to be offensive. The Danish flag has a cross, so that means they are burning a Christian symbol.

Also, I have some Danish ancestry, so I find it offensive for that reason.

And as an American, I support Denmark, because Denmark has been a very strong ally of the United States in the War on Terror, including the liberation of Iraq and the effort to defeat the terrorists there. We must stand strong with our Danish allies. Denmark is a nation of courage and strength, unlike the French and other weasel nations.

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Eat some crow dude...

by JamesRL In reply to May I also add

...A couple of French and German newspapers re-published all of the cartoons.


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Why is crow on the menu?

by Montgomery Gator In reply to Eat some crow dude...

Denmark is courageous because they are part of the coalition in Iraq, fighting for freedom and against the terrorists, unlike France or Germany.

You misunderstood my post. Crow seems to be on your plate. :-)

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