Monday, February 06, 2006

Kill those who advocate killing those who insult Islam

It is categorically unacceptable to advocate killing people for publishing a cartoon!

It is absolutely acceptable for anyone to mock, ridicule, insult, or blaspheme someone else's religious beliefs. That is an indivisible part of the fundamental freedom of expression.

The Muslims who are marching in the streets to defend Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) are doing far more to tarnish the name of the Prophet than any cartoon. If your Prophet is so thin-skinned that he can't take a joke, then he is certainly not worthy of veneration.

Beyond that, consider the context of the cartoons, even the one with Muhammad's turban in the form of a bomb with a lit fuse. Such a cartoon does not mock Muhammad, it mocks the psychotic morons who take the القرآن and view it as a license to indiscriminately kill innocent civilians — something that Islam forcefully forbids.

Those who firebomb Danish and Norwegian embassies or other symbols in this conflict are in the eyes of Allah even more despicable than those who kill thousands of innocent Iraqis just to settle a grudge against their dictator.