Sunday, February 05, 2006

Muslims stoked this fire!

In a UK based online news rag called The Daily Telegraph an opinion piece by Charles Moore titled If you get rid of the Danes, you'll have to keep paying the Danegeld has an interesting new twist to the cartoon story. Just a portion:

Why were those Danish flags to hand? Who built up the stockpile so that they could be quickly dragged out right across the Muslim world and burnt where television cameras would come and look? The more you study this story of "spontaneous" Muslim rage, the odder it seems.

The complained-of cartoons first appeared in October; they have provoked such fury only now. As reported in this newspaper yesterday, it turns out that a group of Danish imams circulated the images to brethren in Muslim countries. When they did so, they included in their package three other, much more offensive cartoons which had not appeared in Jyllands-Posten but were lumped together so that many thought they had.

It rather looks as if the anger with which all Muslims are said to be burning needed some pretty determined stoking. Peter Mandelson, who seems to think that his job as European Trade Commissioner entitles him to pronounce on matters of faith and morals, accuses the papers that republished the cartoons of "adding fuel to the flames"; but those flames were lit (literally, as well as figuratively) by well-organized, radical Muslims who wanted other Muslims to get furious. How this network has operated would make a cracking piece of investigative journalism.

Now the BBC announces that the head of the International Association of Muslim Scholars has called for an "international day of anger" about the cartoons.....

So, it seems this could be an internally stoked fire that regardless of motivation. Separatism is a cancer in any group and in the end leads to disdain the group has for outsiders and visa versa. That sound familiar? And will you see this in the MSM? And how does the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) way in on this issue? From their website: “You do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness.” So, apparently the cartoonist, and the entire country where the cartoonist hail from, have done evil to all Muslims? And of course CAIR implies Islam is kind and forgiving? Then why doesn't CAIR denounce the message on the signs of their protesting brothers. One thing these Muslims have in common with the left is they suffer from do as I say, not as I do syndrome.

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