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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: A ship without steeringwhell, kell but a lot af sail

Submitted by American Valkyre (United States), Feb 10, 2006 at 03:37

I have had similar thoughts on this entire situation from the get go. Perhaps I am looking at it wrong but it seems as if they (meaning the Muslims) were looking for an excuse, ANY excuse to blow up as they have. The reactions to the cartoons seems to point in that direction. People make jokes about Christ and the Christian church all the time and you don't see masses of Christians screaming for the same things the Muslims have done to the Danes. The thought of them needing this victory, as you put it, is, in no way, far fetched. I'd hate to see something liket his come to violence but I fear that is the way it is headed.

As an American I know that, in the event that I was to move myself and my family to another country, I would be expected to integrate into that country's ways and beliefs. If I were to move to a Muslim country I would be expected to integrate into their society and probably take on their beilef system. Please correct me if I am wrong. Why is it that they expect integration into THEIR home lands but refuse to do it when they move to other countries?

Here in the US we accept other beliefs and cultures openly but, even with that, we deal with quite a bit of fighting amongst said groups. I, myself, am a Heathen living in a predominantly Christian society. I face scourn and mockery almost on a daily basis but you don't see me going up in arms and beating the living hell out of people for it. If someone were to portray Odin or Freya, or any of my other gods in a cartoon I may be abit offended but I would not take it to the point that the Muslims have.

The fact that they manufactured their own cartoons to further fuel their fires speaks volumes. This has become, as you said, a monstrous ship on a stormy sea that is without direction. They are lashing out at any and all that speak against them and I find it all rather disturbing. Perhaps there IS no talking this thing over. I'd like to think there is but, at this point, there seems to not be.

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