Friday, November 11, 2005

Cartoons rile Denmark's Muslims

A Danish editor is challenging the Dark Ages mindset of Islamic lunatics. Yes, I do pick on nutters in other religions too.

The cultural editor of Denmark’s largest newspaper discovered that Danish cartoonists were terrified of Islamic nutters and refusing to illustrate a children’s book on Mohammed. In Islamic teaching it is immoral to depict their alleged prophet.

The editor, Flemming Rose, recruited cartoonists himself and published their work in the newspaper. A Jihad erupted. Ambasadors from 11 Islamic nations, many of who received aid and support from the US, signed a letter demanding the newspaper be “punished”. No doubt those that did so will get increased aid since they are promoting policies near and dear to the WhiteHouse—the irradication of civil liberties. Sorry, I misspeak. I meant to say the irradication of liberty full stop. Bush is no free market advocate either.

Rose said: “Some Muslims are asking for an apology pointing to a lack of respect. They’re not asking for respect; they’re asking for subordination—for us as non-Muslims to follow Muslim taboos in the public domain.”

Of course fundamentalists of all stripes do precisely that! The Christian nutters (you knew I wouldn’t let them off the hook that easily) demand prayer in public institutions and Christian symbols of Christmas (a holiday they stole from pagans) displayed on government property at taxpayer expense. Just watch how they whine about Constitutionalists and other “evil doers” who demand that church and state be separated. I actually favor separating church and state. I think it’s a good beginning. I would also separate education and state, money and state, and ..... oh to hell with it. Separate everything and state.

One Danish Muslim leader, Raed Hlayhel said. “I will not tolerate this. If this is democracy, we disagree with democracy.” Is this man a Republican??

Now if he disagrees with liberal democracy then why isn’t he living where ever the hell it was that he was born? There are supposedly 200,000 Muslims in Denmark! Denmark! That’s four percent of the population.

Those who oppose Western freedom are entitled to return to whence they came or seek the presidential nomination of the GOP which will shortly have a vacancy and bw looking for someone with precisely that sort of mindset.

Here is what irks me. If a rational person from the West visits an Islamic country (sorry, no rational person would do that). they are expected to abide by Islamic customs. Americans in Saudi Arabia can’t eat pork, read Playboy, etc. Western woman have to cover their heads and can’t drive cars.

The Isamists whines: “If you are in our country you must respect our culture and do as we say.” At the same time they whine: “If we are in your country you must respect our cutlure as well and still do as we say.”

The photo shows “Danish” Muslims demonstrating against the illustrations. A similar demonstration of Europeans in Islamic countries against their Dark Ages view of the world can not be shown since it such demonstrations are illegal. This reminds me of what Christian Reconstructionist Gary North has said. "So let us be blunt about it: we must use the doctrine of religious liberty to gain independence for Christian schools until we train up a generation of people who know that there is no religious neutrality, no neutral law, no neutral education, and no neutral civil government. Then they will get busy in constructing a Bible-based social, political and religious order which finally denies the religious liberty of the enemies of God."

Perhaps we need a fundametalist homeland. We herd fundamentalists of all varieties together someplace—Texas or Alabama seem good locations—and seal the border. Sealed borders is a policy favoured by fundamentalists. Then the sane people of the world can sit back and enjoy the spectacle of them engaging in holy war against each other.


Blogger Larry said...

Are you SURE the Muslims in the photo are angry over a cartoon? Because the way they are smiling and holding hands, I can practically hear the klezmer band playing "Havah Negilah" behind them.

November 16, 2005


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