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Submitted by Jules Posten (United States), Sep 13, 2010 at 14:52

has anyone ever noticed that it doesn't take a lot to steam up even the so called moderate muslims? the first time i became aware of this tendency was in 1976. a movie called "the Message" opened in Washington DC. the film claimed to show the beginnings of the Islamic faith and starred Anthony Quinn as an "heroic warrior". a tall tale had circulated that the Prophet himself was depicted in the film and was played by a non muslim actor. this setoff some obscure muslim sect and before you knew it, there was a mass protest together with some hostages taken in their headquaters. i don't recall the full outcome of this situation, but i'm certain cooler head prevailed and the hostages were released. i'm not sure if the movie The Message had its run and i wonder if anyone even remembers this "epic film "

in these hectic times, it's almost impossible to go very long without some muslim protest of some kind. it doesn't have to be based on any real insult to the "faithful", the only thing needed is some imagined action, some company logo looking somewhat like an arabic term which has some religious contex. Nike had to recall a huge amount of their running shoes due to mistaken reading of their logo as well as UK Burger King changing the container of their wares also due to a mistaken take on the design of the container. this type of behavior seems to go on and on and the net result is that every tim e it does happend, the offenders seem to bow down, apoligize and promise never to again do or say anything that might seem, offensive to the "true believers" all the believers have to do is apply their own standards to anything that might offend them and take to the streets for mass protests and to threaten boycotts and violence.

the noted commentator and writer Michelle Malkin may haved phrased this best on her website calling "Islam, the Religion of Perpetual Outrage". Maybe William Shakespeare said it better when he wrote "What fools these mortals

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