Posts Tagged ‘muslim’

“Murder those who say Islam is violent”

January 22, 2010

Kurt Westergaard ‘the Muhammad Cartoonist’ was recently the subject of attempted murder – a guy showed up at his address with an axe, shouting death-threats and breaking in.

The cartoonist (an old man) survived by locking himself into a panic room, and alerting the police.  (for more, see HERE)

But what is the logic behind attacking Kurt Westergaard?

When devout muslims are attacking an old man in the name of Islam, does it somehow disprove the notion that some muslims are willing to commit violence in the name of Islam?

I wish this was some sort of jaded hipster joke..

So, if any foreign Muslims are reading this, here’s a little message:

All we want in Denmark is really just to be able to say and discuss what we want – in Denmark it is actually legal to deny the holocaust or to be a nazi… or to be an extremist muslim. The christian church and Jesus have been the subject of countless smears in Denmark over the last couple of decades, so have various strands of Christianity, such as the Jehovas Witnesses.

We simply are accepting you in our society, and treating you as equals, by expecting you to be able to take a little friendly debate as adults (for the record: adults protest in many ways, but NOT by beheading their opponent).

We really have no wish or intention of controlling what mindless and horrible stuff you print in your papers, or discuss at home or in your Mosques. Say what you want (you probably already are) about Denmark and the Danish people – we really aren’t that hurt by it. We have no desire to control or censor you – is it unreasonable to expect the same in return?

I also have this to say to any muslim regarding the cartoon: Muhammad has been depicted numerous times before, also in Islamic countries. It is a historical fact. If you are a believer, then would not the Allah take care of the punishment?

(Final note: in an unrelated case to the actual murder attempt, two other men are charged with planning/conspiring to murder Kurt Westergaard – see HERE – so the intention of killing the cartoonist can’t really be shrugged off as ‘the act of a single crazy guy’)

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The financial crisis… pff… same old, same old.

December 8, 2008

Amazingly the financial crisis has already just become something we assume… I’m actually bored with it, and it seems everbody else are too.

It had such flash, such star-quality to begin with. I saluted the coming of the financial crisis, like a latter-day-saint would salute the coming of Christ, an orthodox jew the coming of the messiah, and a muslim the coming of the fabled 12th imam (or whatever)…

Which is sort of the same as the financial crisis – an apocalypse, a changing of the existing world order, a time where the last shall be the first etc.

 

I’m really disappointed with this financial crisis – I hope something happens and it gains momentum – if we must have a crisis, let it at least not be boring and slow… nobody wants a slow-motion apocalypse. It should be like the 2004 TSUNAMI! – just when people are pleased that they survived the initial wave… BOOOM! comes the real blast.

 

Anyway, Obama won… and Christmas is at hand..  and I think I need some vacation…