It is said that Muslims should find excuses for their brother in cases where they misbehave or commit a wrong (sisters, usually, seem to have a lot more sense than brothers).
But how could these demonstrations, and the ransacking and burning of the embassies, have occurred in states where the secret police know everything; even when you flush a toilet? (Hint: They couldn't.)
"I have said before: Arab governments have instigated protests: I particularly noticed the unusual friendliness of (the usually brutal) Jordanian mukhabarat leading on the demonstrators in Amman after the Friday prayers yesterday. Those governments, aware of the public anger of their populations regarding US foreign policy and its alignment with their oppressive government, do not dare permit anger at the US or Israel, so they find it tempting, easy, and costless to champion anger against Denmark or Norway."
And this is just vulgar and stupid. I'm sorry, but no one wants that here. What, in the name of God, does this have anything to do with the July bombings last year? What, in the name of anything Good left on this planet, does it have to do with Jews? Or the United States? Or Iraq? Or bin Laden? Why do some of us enjoy living up to those, and other, caricatures?
Let's put aside any moral concerns about these sorts of actions and see the reasoning behind them. These actions were done to seek revenge against those who slandered the Prophet's (upon whom be peace) character; right? But by this very logic the torching of the embassies was a complete and utter failure for the simple fact that the publications were not produced by the Danish or Norwegian governments. Though I suppose a reasoned and rational response is probably haram.
And I find the invocation of the life and teachings of the Prophet (upon whom be peace) by murderers, thugs and other criminals, to be quite offensive, and slanderous to his character, too.
I'm sorry, but I have to ask: what is that has really been offended here? The character of a man much loved and revered (upon whom be peace)? Or the egos of a few people?
(And yes, I did say that would be my last post on those rubbish cartoons. But strictly speaking this isn't about those cartoons. It's about stupid Muslims.)
Update: The Fourth Law of Blogynamics (otherwise known as Thabet's Rule) says that one must never -- ever -- declare a post to be their last word on the subject. This is a sure fire way of causing the story to explode.
- Four Afghans have died, and many more have been injured in a protest against those cartoons.
- Some Nigerian MPs decided to burn the Danish flag.
- The State Department in the US sided with Muslims.
- Is anyone surprised? I'm not.
- A Dane speaks (or types).
- Extremists are usually united in their methods, even if they disagree on the goal.
- If true, I hope Abu Laban is happy.
- A protester who turned up dressed up as a suicide bomber, has been returned to prison after it was discovered he was out from prison on licence.