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I like the daily Muhammed cartoon idea

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Submitted by Richard Stoecker (United States), Sep 22, 2012 at 07:55

I like your idea of showing Muhammed cartoons daily until the Islamists get tired of demonstrating and making violent threats.

The Obama administration's explanation for the shooting of the ambassador was in direct conflict with the explanation of the Libyan president's explanation that the murder exhibited signs of planning and was not a spontaneous act, especially since it was on the anniversary of 9/11. That can't be a coincidence. In the case of Libya, I think the new leader simply wasn't up and running well enough to protect the ambassador, in Egypt there likely was complicity from either the military, the Muslim Brotherhood or both with regard to the storming of the embassy there.

I have heard any number of televangelists state that Islam is a false religion, and I don't know if they all have to hire bodyguards after that or if Muslims are selective about what they will or will not decide is a major offense.

A few thoughts: when I see these demonstrators jumping up and down screaming and then burning American flags, maybe we ought to drop leaflets in Arabic with the message: you keep doing that, and we're going to take away your matches and send you to bed without your supper. And take away your computers too, and ground you--in the end, it is childish. And this is happening when we have the most pro-Palestinian president of all time, with his having helped rebels in Libya and telling former leaders to "step down." I have some ideas about who should step down, but after an election in which he is defeated.

Inside the U.S. when a flag is burned people get upset, but I don't know of reactions of violence, and even when sacred images of the Virgin Mary and Jesus have been desecrated, there was outrage, but verbal, not violent, especially because the government had paid for this blasphemous art.

I have read the Koran enough to know that there are frequent repetitions of the phrase, "Allah is merciful." If only that phrase could only be chanted in demonstrations, instead of the violent ones. Out of all this madness and aimless anger, at some point in the future reason and mercy will prevail, though it is difficult to see how at the present time.

Richard Stoecker

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