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The key is how we respond to our pain-AH

Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism
in response to reader comment: balance of anger

Submitted by Jason (United States), Mar 27, 2006 at 09:38

AH said

"the answer lies in what has happened with these cartoons--people have depicted the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and other holy figures in demeaning manners, that are insulting to the Muslims world, and I"m sorry if it does not hurt others as well."

AH, no one ever said we were happy, or not hurt, by demeaning representations of religious figures. It's done to Jesus all the time. As a Christian, it hurts me to my very core. What we are saying is that Muslims do not have the right to go psycho and start killing people and demanding that we in the West kiss up and change our ways to satisfy them. It's the psycho-child behaviors that we find offensive.

Christians don't behave like this every time a Muslim refers to Jesus as a prophet. After all, refering to Our Lord, the Son of God, as just being a mere man is the absolute worst blasphemy that can possibly be committed by anyone, anywhere. There is absolutely nothing you can do that is more insulting to a Chriatian. If drawing cartoons of Muhammed justifies the behavior we are seeing in the Muslim world, what actions could be justified by Islam's systematic, ingrained blasphemy against Jesus? Total annihilation of the Muslim world? NO! We chose to follow our Savior's example and words from the cross:"Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do."

Now do you see how assinine your logic, and your defense of these extreme behaviors, really is? It's high time for Muslims to grow up and actually practice the tolerance they preach.

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