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Saturday, February 11, 2006

Dhim the Lights... So We Can Hide the Truth.

I took some breaks between studying and doing school work today to visit a few blogs.

The cartoon I've posted is absolutely hilarious to me. It just makes me laugh out loud.

But what is not funny are the comments that were left with that posting. It doesn't appear that the people leaving the 'irate' comments even bothered to really look at the cartoon and make an accurate interpretation. In fact, I don't think they interpreted its intent at all.

There's even an article about this benign cartoon:

Bok said he did not draw his cartoon with intentions of offending Muslims and has defended his right to free press.

But Muslims on Friday said Bok's cartoon was disrespectful and demeaning.

The level of hurt, they said, was deeper since it was in the local paper.

``It pained me to know that the Beacon Journal printed its own editorial cartoons that sought to challenge the beauty of our community by bringing hate into its pages,'' said Rabbi David Lipper, of Akron's Temple Israel.

hmmm... They're probably liberals and just need to "get a life". It just seems that they misinterpret a lot of things.

Things like the Constitution of the United States and other stuff like that.

Michelle Malkin has really stayed on top of the Mohammed cartoon developments. I thought it was great that Instapundit's blogger was on CNN. I have only visited his site a couple of times, but I hope you have the opportunity to watch the video.

Anne Coulter has written a little tongue-n-cheek article too called "Calvin and Hobbes - and Mohammad".

But what I really enjoyed reading today was an opinion editorial by Diana West of the Washington Times which gives us a definition of *dhimmitude*.

This is the lesson of Cartoon Rage 2006, a cultural nuke set off by an Islamic chain reaction to those 12 cartoons of Muhammad appearing in a Danish newspaper. We have watched the Muslim meltdown with shocked attention, but there is little recognition that its poisonous fallout is fear. Fear in the State Department, which, like Islam, called the cartoons unacceptable. Fear in Whitehall, which did the same. Fear in the Vatican, which did the same. And fear in the media, which have failed, with few, few exceptions, to reprint or show the images. With only a small roll of brave journals, mainly in Europe, to salute, we have seen the proud Western tradition of a free press bow its head and submit to an Islamic law against depictions of Muhammad. That's dhimmitude.

People seem to still have difficulties in recognizing what is really going on here. I guess I saw that from those comments about Mr. Bok's CNN cartoon.

But...it seems that there may be some light bulbs coming on.

We cannot succumb to blackmail or coercion of any kind, at all. It will prove fatal if we do.

One more thing...

What's the correct spelling for Mohammed, Mohammad, Mohammoud?

I mean...

How does anyone expect me to get any of this political correct stuff right if there's a billion ways to spell one person's name?



Blogger Linda in Norman said...

whay bother

February 11, 2006 10:42 PM  
Blogger Honest Abe said...

PBS did a story yesterday about how various media outlets in Muslim countries regularly run cartoons that are patently offensive. These cartoons poke fun at the holocaust and they regularly portray the most base stereotypes of Jew in a way that is just repugnant. PBS showed those cartoons during a story on Islamic media, but then Gwen Iffil (sp?) said that PBS wasn't showing the Muhammad cartoons because they didn't want to offend.

Ridiculous. PBS can show VERY offensive cartoons that equate Ariel Sharon to Adolf Hitler, but they can't show the relatively innocuous cartoons from the Danes. This is hypocracy.

The reaction to these cartoons is way off base by an order of magnitude. I fear that the reaction is being orchestrated by a group of influential muslims who are connected to terror. they are trying to demonize the West in the eyes of the Muslim street in preparation for a catastrohpic attack. I fear that the terrorists are planning something big, and that they are trying to neutralize negative opinion in thier own base by creating justification for anything.

In other words, this reaction makes me think that something bad is afoot.

February 11, 2006 10:52 PM  
Blogger It's me, T.J. said...

In other words, this reaction makes me think that something bad is afoot.

I agree with you. The cartoons are only a smoke screen to create a supportive base of justification for any future 'actions' that they are planning.

And you know...

They are planning *something*.

Thanks, Abe, for leaving a comment.


February 12, 2006 7:31 AM  

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