Looney Toons

Written by Drew on February 15th, 2006

More shenanigans from Muslims angry over caricatures of their beloved prophet Muhammed. This from the Associated Press:

Gunfire and rioting erupted Wednesday as more than 70,000 people joined Pakistan’s biggest protest yet against Prophet Muhammad cartoons, burning movie theaters, a KFC restaurant and a South Korean-run bus station. Three people died and dozens were injured in two cities, police and witnesses said.

The massive crowd went on a rampage in the northwestern city of Peshawar, torching businesses and fighting police, who struck back with tear gas and batons. It was the third straight day of violent demonstrations in the Islamic nation.

The rioters ransacked the offices of the Norwegian mobile phone company Telenor, three cinemas and offices of Mobilink–the main mobile phone operator in the country, witnesses said. They also burned a bus terminal operated by South Korea’s Sammi Corp. Flames were shooting out of some of the buses, private TV station Geo reported.

I went to school with a kid who pitched hissy fits when people drew pictures of him. Nobody liked him.

Could all this rage be the result of deep-seated insecurity? It’s possible. Muhammed was a false prophet, speaking words God did not command him to speak. Moses would have had him put to death (Deut. 18:20). Compared to that, a few cartoons in the newspaper seems pretty tame.


1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ike says:

    One aspect that has been lost here is that the whole “controversy” has been manufactured.

    The original 12 cartoons were published in September. It took five months for a Danish Imam to get enough traction on this to incite the violence. To do so, he had to:

    a) lobby for months with other clerics
    b) go to an international conference
    c) create THREE ADDITIONAL cartoons, each of which was incredibly inflammatory
    d) add those three non-Danish toons to the other 12
    e) get an Egyptian paper to publish the set.

    That said, the rioting is primarily located in four nations, where the unemployment rate is between 32 and 52 percent. These are Muslim men that literally have nothing better to do.

    How holy is your cause when you have to manufacture a lie to incite violence and hatred?

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