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Reader comment on item: Intimidating the West, from Rushdie to Benedict
in response to reader comment: Needed: An Ideological Offensive

Submitted by Rick (United States), Sep 27, 2006 at 12:13

The depiction of Mohammed- a human being and a prophet - is not forbidden throughout Islam. Shi'ites are allowed to have depictions of prophets and other Islamic notables. Only the Sunni sect allows no rendering of Mohammed.

Now Jesus is considered by Christians the Son of God even though he had a human existence. Mohammed is merely a prophet and not a Son or part of God. So these Muslims who carry on worldwide with violence when there is a drawing of Mohammed are actually engaging in a form of idolatry - in the negative. Their idoltry consists in a fanatic adherence to the idea of not permitting any image of a human being - Mohammed.

The importance of the West being on the offensive aganist Islamic fascism cannot be over estimated.

The news even have the wrong soundbites such as "sectarian" for "racist" or "tragedy" for "genocide".

Western civilization is portrayed as anti-Muslim and hints at Western racism. Yet, no one is more racist than Arabs. The relation of Arab to Black African is dominated by Arab racism. The Arab Slave Trade which continues to today, is based on the inferiority of non-Muslim Black Africa. And if one is both Muslim and Black, you have the genocide in Darfur which proves that Racism trumps even Islam among Arabs.

It is worth noting that Black Ethiopian Jews, saved from Ethiopia and brought to Israel where they put on IDF uniforms are greeted by palestinians with chants of "N*+*#* Go Home" .

But is the extreme racism of Arabs even mentioned in any media?

Never to my knowledge, and I watch a lot of news.

The so called insurgency in Iraq is in reality a racist jihad against Shi'ites whom the Sunni jihadists consider inferior. Why are hundreds of Shi'ites blown up every week? It is a race based insurgency. The NY Times, which I no longer read, allowed an admission, the kind of which they usually cover up, in a story of jihadists from Jordan going to fight in Iraq. One of them admitted "I hate Shi'ites and want to go there to kill them."

Americans have little understanding of why large numbers of Iraqis are blown up weekly and guess it is because they support the Americans. There is some truth in this as the Americans in helping to bring democractic majority rule to Iraq which of course tends to favor the majority thus favors Shia over the minority Sunni.

But there is not universal Shi'ite support of the Americans or Brits. On the contrary. Yet those Shi'ite opposed to American and British troops are also blown up by the Sunni insurgency because to Sunnis, all Shi;ites are worthless and should be made to be subservient to their Sunni overlords.


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