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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

How About My Rage?

Thousands of Palestinians protested for a second day against Denmark for allowing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad to be published, saying an apology by the newspaper involved was not enough. Demonstrators burnt Danish flags, chanted "War on Denmark, Death to Denmark" and called for an Arab boycott of products from the small north European country until it showed contrition for the satirical caricatures deemed blasphemous by Islam. Read the entire article here. When will someone of substance (obviously excludes me here) stand up and shout out the truth? This is the 21st century, not the 12th, and modern civilizations do not condone or encourage rampages the result of perceived, or legitimate for that matter, "blasphemies." That is left for debate in divinity colleges and comparative religion classes. We do not call for the annihilation of whole countries or societies because of hurt feelings and we do not base our codes of conduct on face and honor only. If you want to live in a westernized culture, then accept modernity and shut the heck up about your prophet. If not, then return to wherever it is you can be ruled by mullahs and imams and, again, shut the heck up about your prophet. UPDATE: My word! Some of the French have grown a spine! UPDATE: As has Italy and Spain, as has Germany. [Hat tip: Dhimmi Watch]

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