2.07.2006

Offending Islam with a Cartoon

If Jesus has a sense-of-humor then why can't Mohammed? These cartoon protests are unreal. I understand that it is highly offensive, to Muslims, to recreate Mohammed in an image, statue, etc. However, why are they killing people over it? Isn't one of the greatest most important Muslim laws "not to kill"...just as it is in the Christian Ten Commandments???

Do these people over in the Middle East have jobs? It seems like they are always protesting, burning flags, blowing stuff up, blowing themselves up, and the like. Do they just sit around all day wondering what they can do next to denounce our Western culture?

Lighten up people! (..and no I don't mean light the bomb).

MESS.

4 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks for your words. AS a theologian who has laughed at many jokes about Jesus and my religion, I think you are on target!

Muslim said...

The pictures were ridiculous.

Freedom of speech doesn't mean insulting someone's religion.

The prophet peace be upon him is dear to us. And as Muslims, we aren't allowed to meant to draw pictures of other prophets e.g. Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and we are not allowed to disrespect other religions.

BMM said...

Well Muslims "aren't allowed" to KILL either...nor is anyone else. Murder is forbidden by all religions and NEVER sanctioned by God, Alah, Buddha, or any other "higher power" we can add to the group.

The cartoons may in fact be ridiculous, but in no way do they warrant the massive response in protest the world has seen thus far. That my friend...is ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

Flemming Rose born 3/14/1956 into a Jewish family in the Ukraine has a major in Russian language and literature from University of Copenhagen. From 1990 to 1996 he was the Moscow correspondent for the newspaper Berlingske Tidende. Between 1996 and 1999 he was the correspondent for the same newspaper in Washington, D.C.. In 1999 he became Moscow correspondent for the newspaper Jyllands-Posten and January 2005 the cultural editor of that paper (KulturWeekend). He fled Denmark where he was under police protection to Miami, Florida in fear for his life where he is currently in hiding.