All this over a CARTOON?!!

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    http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/02/05/cartoon.protests/index.html

    Muslims denounce caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed

    Sunday, February 5, 2006; Posted: 2:32 p.m. EST (19:32 GMT)

    (CNN) -- Thousands of protesters packed the streets of Beirut, Lebanon, on Sunday, some clashing with security forces and setting the Danish Consulate on fire in anger over cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed.

    The protests soon escalated into fights between Muslims and Christians, and some protesters threw rocks at a Maronite Catholic church, bringing back memories of the civil war that once gripped the capital.

    The violence came one day after protesters in neighboring Damascus, Syria, torched the Norwegian Embassy and the Danish Embassy, furious that newspapers in both nations had published images banned under Islamic law. (Watch as protesters battle security forces in Lebanon -- 2:08)

    more at link...
     
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    Hey, they want their share of the media coverage in Beirut too!
     
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    And why would it escalate to battles between the Christians and the Muslims, that cartoonist likely was a Secular Humanist...

    Alot of this reaction makes no sense to me. I can understand the consulate as the Danish Gov. said, "We can't apologize.." Rather then being smart and saying something like, "The opinions of that paper are not that of the Danish Government and while we support Free Speech.... Blah, blah, blah..."

    A bit of doublespeak might have saved them some rebuilding costs...
     
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    What's to understand? Another chapter in the intolerance by a radical religion that believes violence is the solution to any difference of opinion saga.
     
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    I repeat not...a peaceful religion...it is their way or no way...pure and simple...and they haven't a clue as to the definition of 'tolerance'...study the "Ottoman Empire" it is a clear view as to their direction in world domination by pure and simple fear! I say move ahead with the New Crusades...drop the gloves and get it over once and for all! :usa:
     
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    To prove Arch's point:

    http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=62447

     
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    :banana: I love it, its pissing the Europeans off and awakening them to the dangers of jihadists, fundamentalists.

    Let them act like violent, sociopathic children. The whole world is watching, and taking note.

    We stand by our Danish and Norwegian allies in their time of trial. Even if our State Dept. doesn't. And as the protests spread to France, Italy, Germany and Britain as they republish cartoons and publish their own, we'll support them too.
     
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    I don't remember riots breaking out when The Last Temptation of Christ was released. Maybe there is a difference in the two extreme sides of relgions after all. :rolleyes:
     
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    one condones killing---that says it all.
     
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    Step further, one REQUIRES killing.
     

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