Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dentur tales doses

"The Dutch cartoons that sparked riots all across the Islamic world were only done once, in a big batch. The rarity of such commentary proved the point that the Western world is far too quick to concede to fear - not only fear of reprisals, but fear of offending someone. This needs to change. Arab newspapers are filled with political cartoons depicting Jews as hook-nosed blood drinking murders, yet any cartoon suggesting, even slightly, that there is something wrong with their barbarism results in riots and protests from them, and cries of "Intolerance!" from the sympathetic left. .
We need more. More cartoons, more critical commentary, more ridicule. We have to stop being afraid to say they're stupid and ignorant racist and misogynist and violent and evil. But we need to take it a step further and let them know that we regard them, not as fearsome, but as ridiculous, childish, and pathetic."
From The Hittman Chronicle by Dave Hitt
C.S. Lewis once remarked that the devil hates being mocked and the visceral reaction of the Islamic world to the Danish cartoons proved his point. In Reflections on the Psalms he said "Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." It is also said that all Muslims are not terrorists but most terrorists are Muslims and that not all Islamic religious leaders are bad men but most of Islamic religious leaders are very bad men.

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