Friday, February 03, 2006

The Outrage Continues

Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest), they smashed lamps with bamboo sticks, threw chairs, lobbed rotten eggs and tomatoes and tore up a Danish flag. No one was hurt.
Some Muslims consider any images of Mohammad to be blasphemous. Among the Danish drawings, one depicted him in a turban resembling a bomb.
So it is insensitive to draw a picture of Mohammad. I get that. But don't you run the risk of seeming hypocritical when you run around burning and tearing up Danish flags to protest against "insensitivity"? And by the way - the Danish flag is an image of a cross.

I must say that to me this issue shows that the Islamic world is really out of whack in a very fundamental sense. Some Muslims seem to live in a bubble. Clearly they don't understand how the world works, that it is dominated by liberal democracies who allow free speech.

It's like a follower of the sea-god in ancient Rome waking up one day feeling religious outrage over the aquaducts. It's wet. There's water all over town. Get over it. And don't look at it if it offends you.

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