2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

the family troublemaker

Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

Submitted by jr (United States), Feb 8, 2006 at 08:25

The family problem. The angry, hostile, unpredictable individual who threatens the family from within. Suddenly people within the family see themselves being more careful "not to upset", "not to respond to", "not to have any expectations of" the problem and unchecked the family problem gets bigger. Ultimately, families are torn apart, individuals try to escape the environment never to return to the family, and what remains is the problem and oftentimes his/her enabler. This cartoon and responses to this cartoon are indicative of a family problem. A world-family that is being careful about the extremist Muslim "family problem."

Fear of the angry, hostile, unpredictable extremists. We have become "more careful" not to upset this unbalanced member of our world family and have allowed it to grow. Only some, dare to engage with the family problem, this most poorly behaved family member, whose acts of hatred, violence, incitement and propaganda rival the best known examples of bullying and cruelty. Others defend and try to smooth over and understand the family problem's overreaction to a cartoon.

The family is being torn apart, arguing over how to deal with the family problem. Ultimately, like every family that tries to accommodate "the problem", extremists and their enablers will stand apart from the rest of the world. For now each country, each government and each individual must only decide how much, and for how long they will enable the "family problem."
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to the family troublemaker by jr

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)