3.25.2006

Idiot of the Day

Idiot of the day goes to the crazies at Reuters who thought this crap up:

"The strong Western response to a threatened death sentence for an Afghan convert to Christianity looks something like a mirror image of the Muslim reaction to the Prophet Mohammad caricatures printed in the European press."

Why, that's exactly what I thought too! Obviously, outrage over a cartoon depiction of a religious leader and the possible execution of a convert to Christianity are the same thing. Mirror images, of each other, you might say. If you were a wacky moonbat liberal, that is. They do make a distinction:

"
There have been no riots or sackings of Afghan embassies, unlike the violence that marked the uproar in Muslim countries after the Danish cartoons were published, but the shock and mutual incomprehension expressed in both cases are similar."

Now that I think about it, the two cases are remarkably similar, but not it the way Reuters thinks. The outrage of the Muslims over the cartoons and the Christian outrage over the possible death of an innocent man are not equivalent. The real similarity is that in both cases, we have Muslims trampling all over the freedoms that we hold dear in America; freedom of the press in the first case, freedom of religion in the second. Muslims can talk all they want about Islam being "the religion of peace", but I'm not going to believe it until I see it. In fact, as long as I watch the Muslim community at large refuse to condemn the burning of embassies and the execution of converts to Christianity, I will assume the opposite: that Islamic extremism is not compatible with liberal (in the old sense of the term, meaning free) democracy, and is in fact a threat to it.
-The Quartermaster

1 Comments:

  • haha you sound like ann coulter

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:53 PM  

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