In honor of the "International Day of Anger"

Friday, February 03, 2006
A leading Islamic cleric called for an "international day of anger" today over publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, and a Danish activist predicted that deadly violence could break out in Europe "at any minute".


13 comments:

Peter UK said...

Amazing how cartoons are considered a provocation bu murdering Theo van Gogh and slaughtering strangers on the London Underground is not.
This is a game where one side makes the rules but does not have to keep to them but the other side does.
Well done liberal intelligentsia.

Knucklehead said...

If this mess has any staying power it is going to be very interesting to see how it plays out.

I saw some report that the Palis had siezed some EU facility (or facilities) as their standard, extortionist reaction and were brandishing/firing their AKs while chanting, "Death to France, Denmark, etc."

Will the reaction to this be an attempt to calm the poor oppressed loons down and get their righteous anger directed back where it "belongs" against the Great and Little Satans? Or will they recognize that the loons have infinite demands and sensitivities and it is ultimately impossible not to be placed on their hit list?

I'm guessing the Euros will chose the former.

Peter UK said...

How many Palestinians know where Denmark is?
Frankly we should stop paying for their upkeep.

RogerA said...

Chickens coming home to roost--I hope the Paris rioting last fall is not repeated, but somehow I am not persuaded.

terrye said...

I don't lay claim to this analogy, I read it somewhere, but it stuck with me.

The palis are like that middle aged teenager that spouts power to the people crap at the dinner table while being abusive to the old man who feeds him.

The parents are in the position of being afraid of him no matter how abusive he may be.

Now Europe is the parent who has raised this bad child who has no concept of responsibility or restraint. Can they stand up to him?

I hope so because this is not rational.

chuck said...

The funny thing is, I think the whole thing might have died down if the EU hadn't made such a big deal of it in the first place. They put it out there and made it an international issue and essentially promised support to any Muslim country that wanted to complain. Everything has escalated from that and now it's Muslims vs free speech. Let's see if Europe can get itself into another stupid war over cartoons.

As I said in my first comment on this way back when, don't insult folks' religion unless you want a fight. That holds for Christianity too, it just ain't smart. And I say the same to all those Muslim countries that do the same.

RogerA said...

I am having a great deal of choking down the bile caused by the Department of State's condemnation of the printing of the cartoons--And lest our favorite troll accuses my of hypocricy over the Tole's toon in the WAPO, I didnt NOT call for riots, censure, or mayhem--I merely said it upset me greatly, but NO cartoonists where harmed in my response.

I knew the folks at Dept of State were arabists, but damn--I am really upset with the Bush administration for such a weasle worded response.

Doug said...

Likewise, Rogera.
Pathetic and dangerous.
---
Disappointed to hear Hewitt sees the Cartoon incident as negative in terms of the dreaded
"Clash of Civilizations"

...I see it as being about us:
The PC Nazis have already banned a significant amount our heritage from schools, public discourse, government, and the public square:

Now we're going to let primitives finish the job before they finish us?
WTF?
Too bad for Hitler he didn't have us wusses instead of red-blooded Americans.

Doug said...

"to "contend" with."

Peter UK said...

Chuck,
We have already had the "War of Jenkins ear" so the "War of the Danish Cartoons" is as nothing.

RogerA
If you think your State Dept are a bunch of weeds,look at our police

StoutFellow said...

peter uk,

"If you think your State Dept are a bunch of weeds,look at our police "

There is something terribly wrong with this picture. The Bobbies march along protecting the hate speech of British Islamists who carry signs that say "Behead those who insult Islam" and "Butcher those who mock Islam". While Danish cartoonists and Western newspapers are chided for publication of mild depictions of the War Lord Messiah Mohammed!

There is a startling disconnect from reality on display here. Many people in the west appear to be living in a dream.

Today I learned from National Public Radio that a) Hamas will probably become more moderate when they are faced with the problem of providing governance and b) No mainstream media outlet in the US published images of the Danish cartoons.

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

Peter UK said...

Stoutfellow,
It isn't the people it is the liberal left elite,they are paralysed by the "isms" of the last few decades and cannot rspond to the paradigm shift.
A bit like those enthusiastically selling cigarettes only to find that cigarettes kill.

gumshoe1 said...

"Amazing how cartoons are considered a provocation but murdering Theo van Gogh and slaughtering strangers on the London Underground is not.

This is a game where one side makes the rules but does not have to keep to them but the other side does.

Well done liberal intelligentsia."

-peter uk

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i agree,peter -

the hypocrisy of the press
with regard to "mocking religions"
is astounding.


as many have said:

"freedom of the press!!!"
as long as it doesn't endanger
their ink-stained pocket books
or put them at any risk.

i suppose up there in the tranzi-sphere,bus-stop and pizzaria
bombs don't go off quite as often.
and they plan to keep it that way:
ask the nice Allah-gator to eat them last.

if the press needs to
know why freedom of speech with regards to Islam is a critical issue they should have been awake to years ago,they only need visit Robert Spencer's jihadwatch.com
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"As I said in my first comment on this way back when, don't insult folks' religion unless you want a fight. That holds for Christianity too, it just ain't smart. And I say the same to all those Muslim countries that do the same."
-chuck

i agree,chuck:
normal,intelligent people know this.

the demonization of Jews in the political cartoons of the Arab press
is not a rare thing.

MEMRI is shouting in the wilderness.
wonder if ol' Slick Willie even knows it exists.

the people who scream "fascist"
wouldn't recognize the boot
on their face.