Thursday, February 02, 2006

Cartoons and making distinctions

This cartoon issue with the Islamic world is getting more and more interesting all the time. I for one hope that it gives Europe and some of the left in the US a wake up call as to what kind of people we are really dealing with here. These people do not love freedom, they love hatred and violence.

There are a couple of things that rather disturb me about this whole thing--or at least I find ironic. The Palestinian Authority (which Hamas is now in control of) receives almost all of it's funding from the West (Europe gives about $600 million a year, and the US around $324 million. (from here)) These are the SAME people that are burning the flags of Denmark (and I'm sure France now that they've republished these cartoons) in the streets of Gaza. Can anyone say biting the hand that feeds you??? On the one hand, they are crying out for terrorist acts against Europe and at the same time receiving aid from Europe. Maybe we should stop funding our enemies.

Also, the US's former president Bill Clinton has joined the fray against these cartoons. "So now what are we going to do? ... Replace the anti-Semitic prejudice with anti-Islamic prejudice?" he says. I'm not even sure what to say to this except "WOW." I don't ever remember Clinton standing up about cartoons published against Christianity. LOL, I suppose that is because Christians don't immediately take to the streets and start rioting and calling for acts of terrorism when that happens. Is it really possible that someone can not see the difference between a drawing a religious cartoon and murdering people? I guess some people never got the gift of making distinctions.

On a positive note though, my opinion of the French went up a bit as some of them have the backbone to print something they knew would infuriate the Arab world.


At 11:08 PM, Blogger The Oracle said...

Well said, well said. It is time for western civilization to wake up, smell the Arabic coffee beans, and resurrect Charles the Hammer. There is no Islamic peace. They will not rest until the West is enslaved, converted, or dead. We have the means to take the heat to them. Let us do it, and that right soon.


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