About Ann Coulter hit the nail right on the head...
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Ann Coulter hit the nail right on the head... info
February 8, 2006
As my regular readers know, I've long been skeptical of the "Religion of Peace" moniker for Muslims — for at least 3,000 reasons right off the top of my head. I think the evidence is going my way this week.
The culture editor of a newspaper in Denmark suspected writers and cartoonists were engaging in self-censorship when it came to the Religion of Peace. It was subtle things, like a Danish comedian's statement, paraphrased by The New York Times, "that he had no problem urinating on the Bible but that he would not dare do the same to the Quran."
So, after verifying that his life insurance premiums were paid up, the editor expressly requested cartoons of Muhammad from every cartoonist with a Danish cartoon syndicate. Out of 40 cartoonists, only 10 accepted the invitation, most of them submitting utterly neutral drawings with no political content whatsoever.
But three cartoons made political points.
One showed Muhammad turning away suicide bombers from the gates of heaven, saying "Stop, stop — we ran out of virgins!" — which I believe was a commentary on Muslims' predilection for violence. Another was a cartoon of Muhammad with horns, which I believe was a commentary on Muslims' predilection for violence. The third showed Muhammad with a turban in the shape of a bomb, which I believe was an expression of post-industrial ennui in a secular — oops, no, wait: It was more of a commentary on Muslims' predilection for violence.
In order to express their displeasure with the idea that Muslims are violent, thousands of Muslims around the world engaged in rioting, arson, mob savagery, flag-burning, murder and mayhem, among other peaceful acts of nonviolence.
Muslims are the only people who make feminists seem laid-back.
The little darlings brandish placards with typical Religion of Peace slogans, such as: "Behead Those Who Insult Islam," "Europe, you will pay, extermination is on the way" and "Butcher those who mock Islam." They warn Europe of their own impending 9/11 with signs that say: "Europe: Your 9/11 will come" — which is ironic, because they almost had me convinced the Jews were behind the 9/11 attack.
The rioting Muslims claim they are upset because Islam prohibits any depictions of Muhammad — though the text is ambiguous on beheadings, suicide bombings and flying planes into skyscrapers.
The belief that Islam forbids portrayals of Muhammad is recently acquired. Back when Muslims created things, rather than blowing them up, they made paintings, frescoes, miniatures and prints of Muhammad.
But apparently the Quran is like the Constitution: It's a "living document," capable of sprouting all-new provisions at will. Muslims ought to start claiming the Quran also prohibits indoor plumbing, to explain their lack of it.
Other interpretations of the Quran forbid images of humans or animals, which makes even a child's coloring book blasphemous. That's why the Taliban blew up those priceless Buddhist statues, bless their innocent, peace-loving little hearts.
Largely unnoticed in this spectacle is the blinding fact that one nation is missing from the long list of Muslim countries (by which I mean France and England) with hundreds of crazy Muslims experiencing bipolar rage over some cartoons: Iraq. Hey — maybe this democracy thing does work! The barbaric behavior of Europe's Muslims suggests that the European welfare state may not be attracting your top-notch Muslims.
Making the rash assumption for purposes of discussion that Islam is a religion and not a car-burning cult, even a real religion can't go bossing around other people like this.
Catholics aren't short on rules, but they couldn't care less if non-Catholics use birth control. Conservative Jews have no interest in forbidding other people from mixing meat and dairy. Protestants don't make a peep about other people eating food off one another's plates. (Just stay away from our plates — that's disgusting.)
But Muslims think they can issue decrees about what images can appear in newspaper cartoons. Who do they think they are, liberals?
Last edited by 5.56X45mm; February 15th, 2006 at 05:30..
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A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Sir Winston Churchill
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Does anyelse get this?
Its very hypocritical for Ann Coulter to be making comments about the violence of Islam and when a few years she made the following comment about the Islamic world:
"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity".
Gee Ann, Replace "Christanity" with "Islam" and you sound just like al-Qaeda.
I cannot stand this person. All she is good for is hate, and there's enough of it in the world without her.
Last edited by mmarsh; February 15th, 2006 at 16:51..
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Ut ceteri vivant.
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This is a trend of the age with bad Internet.
Her correct evaluation only by a short sentence is impossible.
Anyway,read her book at libraly.
Internet is inferior to book by the point of raising a consistent
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I also think she needs to read up on her history
I think a lot of us forget that change never comes easy and fast in religion. History shows that Christians did horrible things against anyone who spoke out against Christianity way back when. Need I remind people that thousands of Jews were killed because it was thought that they started the plague. It took some time, but Christianity shook a lot of its violent ways.
Until the internet popped up in Saudi Arabia, the west had no idea what the Muslims were really doing. Now we get a front line view on some of the extremist views there. There is a lot of pressure for them to change, and I believe they will. However, we cannot apply our microwave society's ideals of change now now now. Give them time.
Look at the good old USA. We were founded in 1776; we did not "eliminate" slavery until the Civil War. Women started to get voting and other rights until 1869 in Wyoming and did not get it nation wide until 1920. Let us not forget that blacks did not receive their full rights until the 1950's. The lesson is huge societal changes take time. So calm down all you bashers of Islam, it is completely ignorant to demand and expect change to happen over a few years. Change will ultimately happen over generations
"The best form of taking care of troops is first-class training, for this saves unnecessary casualties." Erwin Rommel
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Sometimes I reckon the answer to these latest problems would be to close down the "easy acces news". Suddenly you get to look in the kitchens of people who don't understand but do judge. 1500 years of Khalifs and feudalism will get other perspectives then 500 years of enlightenment and capitalism.
People are different and all of a sudden we see what they do and vice versa. Our vieuws are read, heard by them and gets them upset. They have been beheading people for hundreds of years. We have been mocking religion for the past few decades. And all of a sudden they think we mock them and we think they a beheading savages....... Just quit with broadcasting everything and the problems will melt away.