Posted by Curt on 4 February, 2006 at 8:02 pm. 4 comments already!


Amazing what a few days can do to the world huh? Recall a few years ago the Danes responded to these question like so: (via Boker Tov, Boulder)

“For each of the following countries, tell me if in your opinion, it presents or not a threat to peace in the world.”

64% of Danish respondents answered in the affirmative, that ISRAEL presented a threat to peace.

52% of Danish respondents answered in the affirmative, that the U.S. presented a threat to peace.

You think they may have changed their minds a bit now that their embassies are burning? Lit on fire by the “Religion of Peace”:

Thousands of Syrians enraged by caricatures of Islam’s revered prophet torched the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus on Saturday ? the most violent in days 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 center and threw stones at the European Commission building, police said.

Iraqis rallying by the hundreds demanded an apology from the European Union, and the leader of the Palestinian group Hamas called the cartoons “an unforgivable insult” that merited punishment by death.

Pakistan summoned the envoys of nine Western countries in protest, and even Europeans took to the streets in Denmark and Britain to voice their anger.

At the heart of the protest: 12 caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad first published in Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten in September and reprinted in European media in the past week. One depicted the prophet wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse. The paper said it had asked cartoonists to draw the pictures because the media was practicing self-censorship when it came to Muslim issues.

Will the world wake up and finally understand that these people, and this religion is a danger to civilization. Unless this kind of stuff is dealt with quickly, and brutally if needed, then we will reap the whirlwind of these wacko’s once again. France dealt with it recently with their riots, now chapter two begins.

The arrests have started:

Two Jordanian newspaper editors who published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad have been arrested.

Jihad Momani and Hisham Khalidi are accused of insulting religion under Jordan’s press and publications law.

Mr Momani was fired from the weekly Shihan after reproducing the cartoons – originally printed in Denmark – which have caused a global storm of protest.

One of the cartoons depicts Muhammad as a terrorist. Any images of the Prophet are banned under Islamic tradition.

Mr Momani’s arrest came earlier on Saturday, a day after Jordanian King Abdullah condemned the cartoons as an unnecessary abuse of freedom of speech.

How long until the deaths start?

The fact that these barbarians are DEMANDING respect for a religion of terror while at the same time show NO respect for any other culture is so telling, and should be to anyone with some common sense. Guess Bill Clinton didn’t get those genes:

Ex-president Bill Clinton is winning high praise throughout the Arab world for his recent comments condemning anti-Muslim bias and urging dialogue with Hamas – with even Iranian newspapers touting his go-slow approach to that country’s nuclear threat.

Citing Clinton’s comments as a constructive alternative to President Bush’s dire warnings, the state-run Iran News agency reported Thursday:

“Former US President Bill Clinton recently opined that America had done injustice to the Iranian people by overthrowing the democratically elected government of nationalist prime minister Dr. Mohammad Mossadeq through a CIA-orchestrated coup in 1954. Furthermore, Clinton urged the US government to engage Iran and added that the only way to resolve the nuclear dispute is through negotiations.”

In the last few weeks, the ex-president has gone out of his way to try to downplay comments from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that Israel should be “wiped off the map.”

Speaking in Jerusalem in November, Clinton acknowledged that the remark was “outrageous,” but he cautioned that the Iranian leader was “not elected because of his hatred for Israel or the West.”

Meanwhile Londoners are getting a bit tired of dealing with these fanatics waving banners that praise the “magnificent 9/11 hijackers” while at the same time the lefties place the blame on those who printed the cartoons:

The Conservatives last night called on the police to arrest militant Muslims who threatened Westerners with violence during protests in London over newspaper cartoons that mocked the Prophet Mohammed.

As fanatics – some dressed as suicide bombers – staged more protests yesterday, David Davis, the shadow home secretary, said the police should take action against what were clearly offences of incitement to murder.

At the height of the protests on Friday demonstrators chanted slogans threatening more London bombings, praising the “magnificent” 9/11 hijackers and waving placards saying “Massacre those who insult Islam”, “Europe you will pay” and “Europe you’ll come crawling when Mujahideen come roaring”.

Mr Davis said last night: “Clearly some of these placards are incitement to violence and, indeed, incitement to murder – an extremely serious offence which the police must deal with and deal with quickly.

“Whatever your views on these cartoons, we have a tradition of freedom of speech in this country which has to be protected. Certainly there can be no tolerance of incitement to murder.”

Scotland Yard said a decision not to arrest protesters was taken because of public order fears. It confirmed that police had received more than 100 complaints from the public about the protesters’ behaviour.

[…]The Tory call for action is in stark contrast to the response from Jack Straw, the Foreign Secretary, who blamed foreign newspapers for stirring up the row by publishing the cartoons.

He said: “Re-publication of the cartoons has been unnecessary, it has been insensitive, it has been disrespectful and it has been wrong.”

But the Tories defended the right of editors to publish them. Dominic Grieve, the shadow attorney general, said: “From what we know about the cartoons it is understandable that they have caused offence.

While the US learned long ago that Islam is the enemy, the Europeans still don’t get it. We are at the point where we must come to grips that Islam cannot co-exist in the western world.

Last week, Muslims marched in the centre of London chanting “Freedom go to Hell!” There could be no more graphic illustration of the paradox at the heart of the cartoon row. These protesters were exercising – and in many cases abusing – the freedom of protest and freedom of assembly that are foundation stones of British democracy. Yet, even as they exploited these hard-won liberties, they were calling for them to be abolished.

This newspaper would not have published the cartoons of Mohammed at the centre of this controversy, images which we regard as vulgar and fatuously insulting. But – and this is the crucial point – we reserve absolutely our right to make our own decision, free of threat and intimidation. The difficulty is that what started as an issue of editorial judgment has become a question of public order. The protesters in London with their disgraceful slogans – “Behead those who Insult Islam”, “Britain you will pay – 7/7 is on its way” – have made it all but impossible for a genuinely free debate on this issue to take place. All such debate is now being carried out in the shadow of murderous intimidation.

In this wretched affair, no sight has been more wretched than that of Jack Straw last week kowtowing to militant Islam. “There is freedom of speech, we all respect that,” the Foreign Secretary said, “but there is not any obligation to insult or to be gratuitously inflammatory.” How pathetic that Mr Straw did not find time to condemn the outrageous behaviour of protesters at home and abroad. Where, also, was Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, as Islamic militants called for bloodshed?

The Government’s response is especially feeble when compared to Margaret Thatcher’s behaviour during the Rushdie Affair. Whatever her private feelings about the author, she and her Cabinet colleagues were resolute in their defence of his rights. Even before the fatwah, she declared that “it is an essential part of our democratic system that people who act within the law should be able to express their opinions freely”.

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Will the world wake up and finally understand that these people, and this religion is a danger to civilization. Unless this kind of stuff is dealt with quickly, and brutally if needed, then we will reap the whirlwind of these wacko’s once again. France dealt with it recently with their riots, now chapter two begins.

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