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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
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Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Mar 3, 2006 at 00:02

It's not off-subject at all, Danish/American.

If history has taught the leaders of the world anything it is that the best way to distract the attention of the population of a state away from it's internal difficulties is by focusing their attention on a common outside enemy. It is troubling enough when it takes on a racial dimension but this fear is magnified a hundredfold when it is combined with a religious aspect any pretence of rationality flies out the window.

Despite the ridiculous label of 'intolerance' that is so often placed upon the West as a whole by the Muslim world it is quite clear to anybody able to look at the situation through a window of logic, rather than one distorted by religious convictions like the Hall of Mirrors at a fairground, that it is our excessive accomodation of alien beliefs and practices that is fracturing our society right now.

The cartoon that is most often cited by commentators is that of Mohammad wearing a bomb in a turban. The meaning of this is obvious, namely that Mohammad is cited as the inspiration for the daily violence that we see on our TV's. How did the Muslim world react? Well, we've all seen the news, haven't we? Therefore, it seems to me that the cartoon actually proved a point.

Given that nobody seems willing to condemn the Danish imams who exacerbated this problem by creating false 'evidence' to inflame the Muslim world it seems clear to me that the sin lies not with the cartoons themselves but with the fact that they were created by non-Muslims. That seems inconsistent with the rhetoric that has been offered by the 'moderate' members of the Muslim community. That is the only logical conclusion that can be reached given the failure to even mildly criticise the imams in concern.

I think that the West, as a whole, might have been more sympathetic were it not for the pictures that we saw of the Muslim world in the days following 9/11. We saw plenty of people in the streets of Damascus and Islamabad, etc. Were they rioting in protest at the actions of a radical minority group who had perpetrated this act in the name of Mohammad? Were they hunting down known local radicals or burning buildings where they were know to congregate? No. They were CELEBRATING.

I was frankly amazed at the patience of George W. Bush when I saw those images. He receives a lot of criticism but if I were in his shoes and watching those images I would have NUKED the countries in concern. Immediately. No discussion.

Walking around the streets of London during the following 12 months I saw lots of stickers on lamp posts advertising meetings of Al-Muharijoun and praising the 'Magnificent' perpetrators of these acts. I am reasonably certain that more people saw these pictures than ever saw the Danish cartoons until the Danish Imam Abu Laban got involved. Our response? Indifference to the ways of the savages that created them.

Religion has nothing to do with it. Simply corrupt governments, poor education and the manipulation of one group by the other to disguise the greater problems within their society and a means of preventing internal chaos rather than dealing with their problems head-on.

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