Tuesday, January 31, 2006

I can't believe this....

On the other hand, I can.

Jyllands-Posten, a Danish newspaper that dared print a series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammed, has issued an apology.

The mere production of an image that proports to depict the prophet is an affront, so Muslims say, to Islam.

After standing its ground for months, the paper broke to threats of terrorism and DoS attacks and issued an apology.

I saw the cartoons. While I am certain many Muslims would take offence, let me propose the following question:

Were there terrorist threats over "Piss Christ" (a work of... ahem... "art" that featured a crucifix in a jar of urine).

[crickets chirping]

Was there a public apology from the artist, or the venues that displayed it?

[crickets chirping]

Such behavior -- being overly compensatory to Muslims re-inforces the radical Muslim idea that all non-Muslims are compelled by Allah to bow to Islam. In doing this, we feed the beast that is Radical Islam.

If Muslims want to come to our countries and live by them, they need to respect our rules. Otherwise (and fully understand that "otherwise" is the key term here before you go off on a PC tangent), their presence should be construed as an act of hostility... jihad .... war.

If we don't act accordingly, we will be living by their rules in time. And they know this. It is critical to their strategy. Read their documents and listen to their rhetoric. It's all layed out pretty plainly.

Fortunately, the Danish Government, so far, refuses to capitulate.

Good for them.

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