The riots have come to America here. . But you knew that it was only a matter of time. And future clashes here? This is a defining moment. Nazis in Skokie? America's DNA is FREE SPEECH.Better understand Islam here. Must see TV, hat tip TJP
"Stop Publishing the Cartoons" over here at Democracy Project
PHILADELPHIA - Hundreds of Muslims chanted and carried banners and signs outside the Inquirer-Daily News Building on Saturday, protesting The Philadelphia Inquirer's decision to reprint a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad.
Many said they thought that the paper had defamed their religion by publishing an image that has angered Muslims across the world and resulted in mass protests and the burning of Western embassies. Many Muslims consider any depiction of Muhammad to be sacrilegious.
"We feel very strongly The Inquirer could have covered the news without printing this inflammatory cartoon," said Zia Haq, 43, of Collegeville, Pa.
The cartoon, one of several originally published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September, depicts Islam's chief prophet with a lit bomb stuck in his turban. It ran in The Inquirer on Feb. 4 with a story about the dilemma faced by the media over reprinting the cartoon. The image was accompanied by a note, which said, in part, "The Inquirer intends no disrespect to the religious beliefs of any of its readers."
CAIR will hold a town hall meeting Sunday at the University of Pennsylvania.
Most U.S. newspapers have opted not to publish the images.
These are the same newspapers that sued the federal government for the right to run the dead floating bodies in the KKKatrina aftermath. But run the hundreds of bodies hitting the ground after throwing themselves out of the World Trade Center? Never
These dhimmi thumbsuckers make me sick to my stomach. They play right into the hands of Iran here. Rice Accuses Syria, Iran of Inflaming Muslim Sentiments Over Cartoons. We know the mad mullahs FUROR IGNITED AT MECCA SUMMIT, months after the poorly drawn toons were published.
Meanwhile, the imam who preached the Friday sermon in Gaza's Omari Mosque told 9,000 worshippers that the cartoonists who executed the caricatures should be beheaded.
Iran Blames U.S., Europe in Cartoon Crisis
Iran's hard-line president on Saturday accused the United States and Europe of being "hostages of Zionism" and said they should pay a heavy price for the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that have triggered worldwide protests.
US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear
Daily Telegraph: Breaking News
Strategists at the Pentagon are drawing up plans for devastating bombing raids against Iran's nuclear sites as a "last resort" to block Teheran's efforts to develop an atomic bomb.
Hey guys, just do it already
Taheri's Hijacking Islam hat tip: commenter Associate Contributor
Received this from Peter in Denmark here;
We are being pissed upon by Per Nyholm
I think it was the long departed H.C. Hansen, one of last century's great Danish statesmen who once - while the communists were demonstrating in front of Christiansborg [Ed: the seat of parliament] - threw his gaze across the palace square and remarked: "I will not be pissed upon."
Then he did what was necessary.
I feel that currently my beloved country is being pissed upon rather too much. Denmark has not been neglecting its duties on the international stage. We have supported poor people with acts and advice, we have worked for peace, we have sent soldiers, policemen and experts to all the far flung corners of the world. We have democracy, a state of law and a welfare state. Not all is perfect, but we harbor no malice to our fellow man.
And yet Denmark is being pissed upon. The spokesman of the US State Department is pissing on Denmark, the British Secretary of Foreign Affairs is pissing on Denmark, the President of Afghanistan is pissing on Denmark, the Goverment of Iraq is pissing on Denmark, other Moslem regimes are pissing on Denmark. In Gaza, where Danes for years have provided humanitarian relief, crazed Imams encourage people to cut off the hands and heads of the cartoonists who made the caricatures of Mohammed for the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
Excuse my choice of words, but all this pissing is pissing me off. Read it all and see what the "Danish Street" is saying.
Of Course my boys over at the Weekly Standard published the cartoons;
TO ACCOMPANY the editorial in the new issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, we have the page with the Mohammed cartoons from the September 30 Jyllands-Posten. Readers should be able to see what this controversy is about. More important, in light of recent instances of capitulation to the threats of radical Islamists, and in response to eloquent pleas by individuals like Walid-al-Kubaisi in Norway to publish the cartoons in order to protect freedom of expression, we wanted to do our small part to stand against intimidation by extremists.--William Kristol here
This is a moment of truth in the global struggle against Islamic extremism. Will
Hamas succeed in creating a terror state on the West Bank? Will a
terror-sponsoring Iranian regime succeed in its quest for nuclear weapons? Will
Danish imams succeed in intimidating Europe--or the free world as a whole?
With respect to Hamas, Iran, and the cartoons, the response of Western leaders hasn't been particularly encouraging--with the notable exception of Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen of Denmark. Robert Frost said of liberals that they're incapable of taking their own side in a fight. We will see how deeply a degenerate form of liberalism has penetrated our souls. Will we anguish? Or will we fight? Read it all here
Uh, you know where I stand William