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The one word needed to explain Muslim rage.

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
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Submitted by Benitus Caironimus (Egypt), Feb 15, 2006 at 09:01

The one word needed to explain Muslim rage is: Honor. 11 Muslim ambassadors were denied access to the Danish prime minister. The reaction was a deep feeling of humiliation with typical posturing. The ambassadors then fought back in the only language available in their culture. We are in fact watching an honor killing of Denmark. Honor is not a character trait but a character defect. If honor takes over you are unable to recognize your own faults blaming others as the easy way out.


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