Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Press complicit in cartoon uproar
No doubt if you read my blog you also have read somewhere the true origin of this manufactured uproar over the Mohammed cartoons. While I don't know much about the Muslim religion, or the teachings of Islam, it seems pretty clear that groups like Hamas, Islamic Jihad and al Qaeda are not true followers of the religion but political groups run by power hungry hate mongers. A piece (Bonfire of the Pieties: Islam prohibits neither images of Muhammad nor jokes about religion.) in today's WSJ outlines the two falsehoods this fake uproar is based on, that: It is against Islamic principles to represent by imagery not only Muhammad but all the prophets of Islam; and the Muslim world is not used to laughing at religion. Both claims, however, are false.
Amir Taheri gives the background to dispel both claims. It's understandable how the unemployed, and uneducated, Muslims in these countries where the protests primarily have taken place are easily coaxed into believing completely bogus claims. But what can't be explained is why the press isn't reporting on the how this uproar was in fact manufactured, and staged, and that the reasons for the furor is based on false claims of Islamic teachings.
More on the lying Danish Imams (from Malkin) that manufactured cartoons of their own that were not published. They added these to those that were published and I'm sure they let the other Imams believe these cartoons were produced by infadels and published.