The Muslim reaction to those Danish cartoons reminds me of that Shakespeare line, "Methinks they doth protest too loudly" That was Shakespear's way of identifying someone whose lies have been found out. He has been outed! The exterior phoniness has been laid bare for all to see. And the one who has been found out protests in an excessive manner which exposes his shortcomings even more.
They say respect is earned not deserved. Muslims want us to respect this "not-to-be-seen" Mohammed but the followers of Mohammed have not been behaving in a way that deserves respect. This is especially so given the wholesale killing of innocent people world wide. There is an ever growing list of examples, dare I say convincing evidence showing Islam to be an intolerant religion equating with totalitarianism on the same level as Fascism. Or to put it more bluntly, either you are a Muslim or you are dead.
WE need only review the murder of innocents in Bali, Spain, New Delhi, World Trade Center, Beslan, London, Iraq and more. The cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his head dress is fairly accurate. It is definitely fair comment. If a picture is worth a thousand words, that depiction of Mohammed shows that one cartoon is worth ten thousand suicide bombers. Me thinks they doth protest too loudly.
If as Peter McKay would have us believe, the freedom of expression must be exercised responsibly, then the republication of those cartoons is responsible. Those cartoons hold up a mirror to Muslims. And basically asks, â€œWill the real Muslims please stand up?â€� Or does that cartoon depict the real Muslim? That is the question. It is a real serious question and one which the mainstream media in Canada and Peter McKay ignore.
Is the idea that there are moderate Muslims an invalid assumption? Let's face it. We did not see 10's of thousands of Muslims protesting the actions of Muslims in the slaughter of thousands of innocents in Bali, Beslan, London, Spain, Iraq, or the World Trade Center or more recently Fort Hood. But we do see 10â€™s of thousands of Muslims protesting a cartoon???? There is something wrong with these scales and it ain't in Denmark. It is in the Muslim community.
Why should anyone apologize for holding up a mirror to a group to show them the image they project? Or is that image an accurate projection of the very core of the group?