Wednesday, February 08, 2006
What's really going on here?
Egyptian Sandmonkey has a scan of these cartoons that ran in the Egyptian newspaper Al Fagr back in October 2005. So smack dab in the middle of Ramadan these cartoons didn't cause a ripple of protest. (Hat tip-LGF)
I guess it could be a completely phony excuse for a riot. It could be because of these fakes.
If the goal was to have the American media unilaterally surrender or quiver in fear, it seems to be working.
Well, Ann Coulter isn't too quiet.
Making the rash assumption for purposes of discussion that Islam is a religion and not a car-burning cult, even a real religion can't go bossing around other people like this.
Catholics aren't short on rules, but they couldn't care less if non-Catholics use birth control. Conservative Jews have no interest in forbidding other people from mixing meat and dairy. Protestants don't make a peep about other people eating food off one another's plates. (Just stay away from our plates -- that's disgusting.)
But Muslims think they can issue decrees about what images can appear in newspaper cartoons. Who do they think they are, liberals?