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Sunday, February 05, 2006

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"Islamist Hypocrisy"


Jay D. Dyson

I've always been leery of any group that won't tolerate any sort of criticism or humor directed toward them. I'm even more leery of any group that reacts violently to any such critiques. And I'm positively suspicious of any group that finds satrical cartoons to be more of an affront to them than the violent conduct of their own members.

And here we are today: the Muslim world is cheering the squelching of free speech, the torching of embassies, and the general terrorizing and intimidation of anyone who doesn't see things the way they do. And all of this is because Danish and French newspapers ran a handful of cartoons that were critical of Islam's alleged prophet and their historical and contemporary practice of violent intolerance.

Of course, many Muslim apologists insist that the outrage is over "blasphemous" depictions of Mohammed. But that charge rings hollow for one simple reason: if no drawings of Mohammed are ever allowed under Islamic law, then how the hell could any Muslim even recognize a "picture of the prophet" if they saw one? Do they mean to say if I draw a stick figure and put an arrow labelled "Mohammed" pointing at it, then I've broken a sacred Islamic law? What kind of horsecrap is that?

Ultimately, the real tragedy in all this is that the usual spineless "diplomatic" morons are going to take a page from the Neville Chamberlain playbook and seek to appease the Islamists and their fascist Imams by kowtowing to their terrorist demands in the name of "peace." If such a turn of events should come to pass, we have done nothing but sealed our own fate by legitimizing future Islamist terrorist tirades whenever they don't like something.

As Sir Winston Churchill so wisely noted in the 1930s, those who sacrifice honor for peace shall ultimately have neither.


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