Thursday, February 02, 2006

It's not just about cartoons anymore

Publication in Jyllands-Posten of cartoons depicting Mohammed as a terrorist was an innocent act in the eyes of the editors, no doubt. After all, for them to have posted a cartoon of Jesus in that way would have raised few eyebrows in that secular part of the world.

Muslims were offended, and now all hell has broken loose. Literally.

This may have started out as righteous (in the eyes of the imman who started the hooraw) indignation but it is turning into a learning exercise for Islamists. The lesson: the west can be controlled not just with murder bombers, IEDs, and airplanes flying into trade centers -- the west can be controlled to the point that it will give up its freedoms to prevent their tantrums.

Exhibit A: "Muslims consider it sacrilegious to produce a likeness of the Prophet Mohammad. CNN has chosen to not show the cartoons out of respect for Islam." (CNN, emphasis added)

I don't see any valuable purpose to be served in taunting the Muslims. But their goal is to make the world dar al-Islam (the house of submission = Islam), and if they can do it by this kind of jihad, that does suit their purposes.

This battle is not over. We're going to see this again.

1 comment:

  1. Hi. Just happened to come across your blog. There is an interesting contrast with "desecration" of Jesus:

    The media just says that moslems can't make pictures of Mohammed-
    and everyone believes them. I wonder if its all Moslems..or just the fundamentalists?
    Here's an interestinjg site: