Religious Extremism

Religious Extremism

It is reassuring to know that only Muslims have an ideology of religious extremism. Of course the rash of church fires in Alabama can't possibly be the work of ideological religious extremists. In Alabama these extremists have clearly resorted to terrorism. Shouldn't these arson investigations be led by the Department of Homeland Security? Shouldn't Alabama raise their threat warning level? Does the terrorist threat warning system not apply to threats originating in the United States?

Interestingly enough, the nine unsolved acts of terrorism (arson) happened to coincide with the passing of Coretta Scott King. One doesn't necessarily have to be related to the other, just as the original 12 cartoons published last fall by Jyllands-Posten are related to the protesting, riots and fires burning in places like Afghanistan, Indonesia, Palestine, Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

According to news reports from outside the US (worthless MSM), the Brussels Journal is reporting that there were three additional images (1 cartoon, 2 zeroxed photographs) that appear to be at the heart of all the protesting, rioting and subsequent violence.

According to the Brussels Journal,
the Danish tabloid Extra Bladet got hold of a 43-page report that Danish Muslim leaders and imams, on a tour of the Islamic world are handing out to their contacts to "explain" how offensive the cartoons are. The report contains 15 pictures instead of 12. The first of the three additional pictures, which are of dismal quality, shows Muhammad as a pedophile deamon [see it here], the second shows the prophet with a pigsnout [here] and the third depicts a praying Muslim being raped by a dog [here]. Apparently, the 12 original pictures were not deemed bad enough to convince other Muslims that Muslims in Denmark are the victims of a campaign of religious hatred.
It is counter-productive to have Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice trying to score points internationally with the UN after the recent IAEA referral, by accusing Iran (and Syria) for all rioting in the Middle East. She serves as a great foil to the earlier pleas by her boss, George Bush, who called for a halt to the violent protests.

Both the rioters and the terrorists in Alabama have a common thread between them. There actions are made possible by the ideologies of extremists.


Blogger Reichsminister Karl said...

I'm offended that no one else is as offended as I am.

2/09/2006 6:29 AM  
Blogger Damien said...

heh hey its Karl,
I still can't beleive that they published cartoons of such low qualitiy (and well so needlessly provocative), I guess they have not found your site yet! You could show them a trick or two!

2/09/2006 4:39 PM  
Blogger M A F said...

Damien, of the original 12 cartoons, some were clearly better than others. The three additional "cartoons" were added to the imams 43 page dossier designed to incite anger. They got what they wanted.

2/09/2006 10:39 PM  
Blogger historymike said...

Dark humor here, Mac. These are indeed strange times.

2/11/2006 4:25 PM  

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