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.

A cartoon.

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.


About salemonz

Born in San Diego, Calif. Raised as a Navy Brat, I jumped ship and crossed over to the Army. Served as an enlisted journalist for a bunch of years, then helped the DoD figure out what the hell to do with social media. After the Army, now I drift down the river of life, trying not to be a jerk.

3 responses to “Why we fight”

  1. finch says :

    so someone draws something that basically says that Muslims just like to blow stuff up – destroy, if you will…and so they get pissed and offended…and go out and destroy stuff – and no doubt will be blowing SOMETHING up very shortly…huh…interesting…

  2. salmons says :

    Yeah, nice.

    “How dare you insult Islam! Islam is a religion of peace! Now prepare to die for your insolence!!”

    What the faaaaa?

    People are defending their actions, saying “Come on now, if it was Jesus with a bomb, you’d be offended too.”

    Firstly, it’s a cartoon. It has no power over God. And I sure as crap wouldn’t ransack, pillage, destroy and seethe with rage and indemnity toward whole races.

  3. finch says :

    actually someone – we’ll call them “THEY” – had an actuall contest to get the best cartoon against the white man and it’s religion – and just exactly how many building have the white men burned – people blown up – children killed?…just trying to keep score here?

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