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Friday, February 03, 2006

Right to NOT be offended?

In this world, no one has the right to never be offended. Apparently fundamental Islamists think they do. Many fundamental Christians feel the same way in this country. Granted, there tactics are worlds apart, but the feeling is the same.

When she's right, she's right.

These Islamic fundamentalists feel as though these pictures are insulting. I'll grant them that. However, in a free world, no other person has to refrain from insulting you. Thats life, take it or leave it.

On Sullivans blog, this gem of a quote:

"Mona Omar Attia, Egypt's ambassador to Denmark, said after a meeting with Rasmussen that she was satisfied with the position of the Danish government but noted the prime minister had said he could not interfere with the press. 'This means the whole story will continue and that we are back to square one again. The government of Denmark has to do something to appease the Muslim world,' Attia said."

Um, no...they don't.

Malkin has some other choice quotes that everyone should be afraid of:

Early Friday, Palestinian militants threw a bomb at a French cultural center in Gaza City, and many Palestinians began boycotting European goods, especially those from Denmark.
"Whoever defames our prophet should be executed," said Ismail Hassan, 37, a tailor who marched through the pouring rain along with hundreds of others in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

"Bin Laden our beloved, Denmark must be blown up," protesters in Ramallah chanted.

(ed. note--glad that guy isn't important anymore. snark intended)

In mosques throughout Palestinian cities, clerics condemned the cartoons. An imam at the Omari Mosque in Gaza City told 9,000 worshippers that those behind the drawings should have their heads cut off.
"If they want a war of religions, we are ready," Hassan Sharaf, an imam in Nablus, said in his sermon.

About 10,000 demonstrators, including gunmen from the Islamic militant group Hamas firing in the air, marched through Gaza City to the Palestinian legislature, where they climbed on the roof, waving green Hamas banners.
"We are ready to redeem you with our souls and our blood our beloved prophet," they chanted. "Down, Down Denmark."

Fundmentalist Christians in this country also feel they have a right to not be offended. Most recently illustrated by their campaign to get Book of Daniel cancelled. Apparently, they haven't mastered the art of the 'click' yet. You see, you just hit that little button that says 'channel' up or down. It works wonders. As Sullivan points out, their tactics sometimes get worse:

"[I]t would probably be an overreaction to firebomb these men's houses. But what they have done is no mistake. It is a calculated strategy," - a posting on the website of Kevin T. Bauder, president of Central Baptist Seminary, on the decision to cast an openly gay actor in an evangelical movie, "End of the Spear."

I'm not equating the two at all, but their opinions aren't what differ between them, for now, it is only their actions and that line is becoming thinner and thinner.

I don't normally do this, but I'm ashamed of Bill Clinton, the American press and most recently the State Department for trying to appease these people. A free society in Iraq? Do we even know what that means anymore?


Blogger scott said...

Who are you and what have you done with K?

You actually agree with Michelle Malkin? Pigs are flying and CEI's giving raises. My goodness.

8:50 PM  

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