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Roses of the Prophet Mohammed

Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: To silent majority; Speak Up

Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Feb 18, 2006 at 09:46

Westerners don't read either Muslim minds or historical facts. I don't blame them much. They are simple consumers. They are told what to buy, act, think etc. Media and Politicians can decide on be half of them. Westerners call Muslims as killer, conquerors etc as if they live in the past not the present century.

Muslims are neither silent nor violent. Cartoon controversy has become a pressure relief valve for some Muslims. It is golden opportunity to raise their voice to local authority. Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has difficulty to keep the order. Local police kills Muslim demonstrators. Similar things happened in ex-Italian colony Libya. Again many Muslims are killed in front of Italian Embassy in Libya. This is not different than abduction of 9 oil workers in Nigeria. Violent protests come from the regions' where violence is the part of life.

Iranian bakeries rename Danish pastries: Iranians love Danish pastries, but when they look for the flaky dessert at the bakery they now have to ask for "Roses of the Prophet Mohammed." (CNN) What a clever idea. It is a good punishment. Well done, Iranians.

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