Murder and Mayhem
The Islamic anti-west hate campaign continues. Anyone who continues to hold to the view that the current murders and riots by hundreds of thousands of Muslims around the globe is more than peripherally connected to a half dozen political cartoons in a Danish newspaper is thick beyond belief.
This situation has nothing to do with insults directed at the Islamic prophet Mohammed. It has everything to do with a visceral hatred and intolerance of millions of Muslims towards Christianity and the West and a bullying attempt to make us adhere to the rules of Dhimmitude. A reasonable person will find it hard to credit the oft repeated mantra that Islam is a religion of peace. Actions speak for themselves.
Last week a leading Islamic cleric in Pakistan issued a fatwa calling on all good Muslims to kill the Danish political cartoonists. On Saturday, Nigerian Islamic mobs killed 15 Nigerian Christians and burned 11 Christian churches to the ground. I gather the sectarian murders and the church burnings was intended to avenge the cartoon insult in far off Denmark.
Think about that. It certainly says a lot about the Islamic views of tolerance and peace.
In a related event, the United Church of Canada (for my non-Canadian readers - this is a very liberal Christian church which is rapidly becoming extinct) has condemned the publishing of the cartoons as a racist act. This is the text of the church's letter.
The Muslim world could certainly do with some peace right now.
Dear Imam Patel and Imam Slimi;
Greetings in the name of Jesus, whom both Christians and Muslims honour.
On behalf of The United Church of Canada we wish to express to you and through the Council of Imams, to the Islamic communities of Canada, our deepest regret that the name of Muhammad has been so tragically misused in the depictions of cartoons first published in Europe, but now also in Canada.
We believe that the intention of publishing the cartoons has little to do with freedom of expression and much to do with incitement to racial and religious hatred. As you have noted in your recent press release, the cartoons suggest that Islam itself teaches, condones and encourages violence, bombings and the mistreatment of women. Furthermore, the implication is that all Muslims believe so as well. This we know to be untrue. The answer to your question of "why publish such cartoons?" we believe is simply racial hatred. In other forms it has been called Islamophobia.
These attitudes should have no place in Canada. Because we all share responsibility for the society in which we live, we wish to offer our sincere apologies that such attitudes can persevere in a country that we believe can and should be a model for the world of racial and ethnic respect.
May God's peace be with you.
Up to this point the United Church of Canada has failed to denounce the evident bigotry, hatred and "Christianaphobia" that underlies Muslim murders, death threats, riots and church burnings around the world. Don't hold your breath until it does. You'll explode for sure.
Oh yes, ten people were killed in Libya and five in Pakistan.
From CNN News
You understand now? Muslims have to rage about the world destroying Christian businesses (Pakistan, Nigeria, Libya etc.), burning embassies (Beruit and Damascus), burning churches (Nigeria) killing priests ( Turkey) and other Christians (Nigeria) and threatening to murder the political cartoonists (Pakistan and India) so that we won't treat them like the Nazis treated the Jews!
An angry but peaceful protest in the British capital Saturday drew more than 15,000 people to Trafalgar Square. They prayed before marching through Hyde Park. Many carried placards.
"Europe lacks respect for others," stated one placard. "Don't they teach manners in Denmark?" asked another.
There were no arrests or reports of violence Taji Mustafa, a spokesman for the Muslim Action Committee, said the protests are sparked by the Muslim people's reverence for the prophet.
"So when he is demonized, the young and old are deeply affected," Mustafa said. "As long as the abuse is ongoing we will continue to rise up in protest."
The general anger over the cartoons was stoked when several newspapers reprinted the cartoons and by Calderoli revealing the T-shirt on television, he said.
Mustafa added that the cartoons were reminiscent of attacks on Jews in European publications in the 1930s.
"Now there is a demonization of the Muslim community, so we have to speak up to prevent something like the Holocaust from happening," he said.
And we are expected to hang our heads and offer contrite apologies.