Friday, February 03, 2006
Backing the Danes
I sincerely doubt that I could be more angry at Islamofascism in general than I am right this moment. I guess I could say that I'm more angry at the sheikh, Imams and black-turban-wearing bigots of the religion that have brainwashed otherwise rational people, than I am at Muslims.
Above I have posted one of the more provocative cartoons that the Danish newspaper, the Jyllands Posten, published to critique the airs of Islam in regards to their propensity to blow other humans to smithereens. If you still aren't clear, MURDERING PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF RELIGION IS HERESY OF WHATEVER FAITH, IT IS WRONG AND IT IS A PERVERSION OF RELIGION ITSELF.
Every time we look back in history and see people being killed in wars waged in the name of religion, we see how incredibly wrong they were, we lament on their idiocy. We know that no god blesses those who kill, maim, murder and torture. It's just that simple. Salem witch trials? Wrong. Crusades? Wrong. Spanish Inquisition? Wrong. Modern-day Islamic terrorism? Very wrong.
There is something fundamentally wrong with the world-view of Islamists. If they honestly think that their religion trumps anyone else's or deserves more reverence than the spectrum of worship and the objects thereof, then they are not only sadly mistaken, but they are also delusional.
No person, no entity, no god and no government is exempt from criticism. Just like everyone has the right to say whatever they want, they also have the right to direct their criticism toward anyone they please. This is a Lockean principle; this is a fundamental human right.
And, this brings me to the object of my greatest ire: You cannot suppress print with violence. If you don't like what's printed in a newspaper, if it offends you and you see it as an affront to your beliefs, write a letter, call the editor, assemble a group of people who feel the same way and protest peacefully. Threats, bombs, murder and violence are just going to make others despise such a doctrine even more than they already do.
Go ahead, boycott. That's your right. March and protest. You have those rights, too. You DO NOT have the right to murder in the name of your god, your prophet or some silly jihad that some lunatic called. I published that cartoon because I am not afraid to stand up for my beliefs. No one should have to be. Period.
French President Jacques Chirac, whose country has a large Muslim minority, appealed for all sides to avoid "anything that could offend others' convictions," a spokesman said.
Further proof that Chirac is not only a sore loser (remember Paris' olympic bid?) but a coward as well. Way to cave, Jacques. The man can't even keep peace within his own borders...