Seems Muslims around the world have their panties all in a twist over some political cartoons one of which had a caricature of the prophet Muhammad wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse. Say what you will about Christian Fundamentalists, at least they don’t threaten to kidnap and kill people simply because someone printed a cartoon they didn’t like. Sure, they like to talk like they would love nothing more than to hunt you down and burn you at the stake, but they almost never actually try to realize such desires despite how angry they get unlike some Muslims out there:
Foreign journalists, diplomats and aid workers began leaving Gaza as gunmen there threatened to kidnap citizens of France, Norway, Denmark and Germany unless those governments apologize for the cartoon.
Gunmen in the West Bank city of Nablus entered four hotels to search for foreigners to abduct and warned their owners not to host guests from several European countries. Gunmen said they were also searching apartments in Nablus for Europeans.
Militants in Gaza said they would shut down media offices from France, Norway, Denmark and Germany, singling out the French news agency Agence France-Presse.
“Any citizens of these countries, who are present in Gaza, will put themselves in danger,” a Fatah-affiliated gunman said outside the EU Commission’s office in Gaza, flanked by two masked men holding rifles.
If the European governments don’t apologize by Thursday evening, “any visitor of these countries will be targeted,” he said.
Worst thing most Christians will do is pray that you burn in Hell or that God strikes you down in some horrible fashion such as giving you ass cancer. All this gnashing of teeth by Muslims around the world sure does put the lie to the claim that most Muslims are peaceful and don’t condone the actions of the radical militants. Hell, no less than Condoleezza Rice has said that Islam is a religion of peace and love, yeah, my ass it is.
Thursday’s events began when a dozen gunmen with ties to Fatah approached the office of the EU Commission in Gaza. Three jumped on the outer wall and the rest took up positions at the entrance. The group demanded the apologies and urged Palestinians to boycott the products of Norway, Denmark, France and Germany.
A leaflet signed by a Fatah militia and the militant Islamic Jihad group said the EU office and churches in Gaza could come under attack and urged French citizens to leave Gaza. The gunmen left after about 45 minutes. Palestinian employees of the EU Commission had not come to work Thursday, and foreigners working at the office are based outside Gaza, and only visit from time to time.
In Multan, Pakistan, more than 300 Islamic students chanted “Death to Denmark!” and “Death to France!” and burned flags of both countries near an Islamic school.
Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Yuri Thamrin said that while his country upholds free expression, “such freedom cannot be used as a pretext to insult a religion.”
Sounds like the Mr. Thamrin has a lot to learn about the meaning of the words “Free Expression.” Now word comes that two of the Muslim world’s main political bodies are seeking a U.N. resolution banning attacks on religious beliefs:
The deputy secretary-general of the Arab League, Ahmed Ben Helli, confirmed that contacts were under way for such a proposal to be made to the UN.
“Consultations are currently taking place at the highest level between Arab countries and the OIC to ask the UN to adopt a binding resolution banning contempt of religious beliefs and providing for sanctions to be imposed on contravening countries or institutions,” he said.
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to violate a U.N. Resolution and now I just might find out. I have just as much contempt for Islam as I do for Christianity and this hissy-fit on the part of Muslims has only increased that contempt several fold. Grow the fuck up and stop beliving in children’s fantasies or at least have the maturity to accept that not everyone is going to agree with you and may even mock you for your ridiculous beliefs. You don’t have to like it and you can bitch about it if you really want to, but actually harming folks over it isn’t going to convince anyone to respect you or your beliefs and may end up bring you more trouble in the long run.