Why we fight
There’s a time to be sensitive and a time to say “what the faaaaa?”
I’m sure that by now most have heard about the terribly atrocity committed by the European powers against the Muslim world. Namely, a cartoon ran in a newspaper of Mohammed with a turban shaped like a bomb.
A cartoon. Granted, in Islam it is forbidden to have graven images of the prophet, but let’s talk about it for a second.
Grocery stores across the Middle East have removed Danish sundries in protest.
A leader of the Islamic militant Hamas group, which recently swept Palestinian parliamentary elections, told an Italian newspaper on Saturday that the cartoons were an “unforgivable insult” that should be punished by death.
“We should have killed them, we should have required just punishment for those who respect neither religion nor its holiest symbols,” Zahar was quoted as saying.
“We will redeem our prophet, Mohammed, with our blood,” demonstrators outside of the Danish embassy in Gaza City chanted.
Now, Syrian protesters have set the Danish embassy in Damascus ablaze.
Hundreds hurled stones and stormed the Danish site, before moving to the Norwegian embassy.
Protesters stormed the Danish site amid chants of “God is great”, then moved on to attack the Norwegian mission.
Iran says it should consider abandoning commercial and trade deals with countries where the cartoons have appeared.
And it will go on and on. God help the hostages being held across Iraq. If they – well, hell…God be with them.
A cartoon – an offense.
Offended? You wanna know something to be offended about? The fact that the big boom I heard the other day was an IED of five, wired 155mm artillery shells turning a 20-something-year-old Soldier into hamburger.