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Submitted by Amitabh tripathi (India), Feb 10, 2006 at 13:24

It is very surprising to note the reaction of British authority led by Jack straw on this whole controversy. Instead of defending freedom of speech he blamed the Danish editor for all of this controversy. Same is true with US administration. It reflects how temporary their respect is for modern and democratic values. They are very much selective in their definitions for modern values which is guided by political compulsion rather than conviction.

This whole controversy is a vindication for those voices within Europe who are from a long time raising the issue of Muslim immigration problem. French riots, riots in Australia on the issue of rape by an immigrant and some cases of rape of some white girls by Muslims are some clear examples how muslims are trying to dominate the proceedings of Europe.

It is pleasant to see how some European countries took a tough stand and refused to apologise. As Dr Daniel Pipes has hinted, it seems as new phenomenon is taking place when old Europe is standing up for its culture and values .

This controversy has one interesting aspect also, Denmark and Norway are two important European countries which donates more funds to Palestine and other Muslim charities (as per example recently they provided economic assistance to Pakistan in its rehabilitation programme after earthquake in this country) but Palestinians were first Muslims to come forward in protest against these countries after publication of cartoon . Is it not proper time for these countries to introspect whether big donations are able to reform Muslim society .

But unfortunately west is still in its utopia and thinks economic support and big donations to Muslim countries is solution of all problems.

After some time the protests will come to an end , analysts will justify Muslim anger , West will provide big donations to PA , negotiations will take place with Hamas, and Islamic Jihad will emerge as a new force to fulfill the vacuum created by Hamas .

Jihad will come before humanity in some other form. So called gladiators of the War on Terror will continue to fight with shadows of Jihad and real jihadi forces will become more and more strong.

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