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Denmark, Cartoons of Mohammed and the Future

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?

Submitted by foreign devil (Canada), Feb 9, 2006 at 04:09

Since this essay was first written, the affair of the Mohammed cartoons has happened. We are now at the place where Iran has offered, in retaliation and in the face of well-orchestrated 'spontaneous' demonstrations or Muslim wrath around the world, to have a cartoon contest of their own. The inspiration for the contest is "The Holocaust" thouogh what the Holocaust has to do with Danish cartoons of Mohammed is beyond me, but the Iranians seem to think there's a link.

There is another problem I see in the wake of 'l'affaire des cartoons' is the business of integrating Muslims into the various cultures in which they find themselves, specifically in this case, Denmark, and whether it is really wise at all to expect a Danish woman, say, to marry into a Muslim family (which would mean converting, of course) and, even if she were willing, would the strictures of living in a Muslim household not present insurmountable obstacles, especially to a girl and one close to her family and parents. How would the Muslim family take that? Much as I agree they would be better integrating and intermarrying if they were any other faith, I fear that life under Sharia would be a hardship I wouldn't want a daughter of mine to endure, even in a congenial household.

In fact, I must be honest and say that in this second month of the year of our Lord 2006 A.D., I believe that Islam is incompatible with western civilization and a healthy well-rounded psyche and to pretend otherwise is to start down the slippery slope of dhimmification, the end of which can only be Islam (Submission) and the worst kind of slavery.

I honestly don't know what the answer is. Certainly, importing any more people of this faith into our civilization is not sensible. It will eventually be dangerous.

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