Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mohammed...or Muhammed

See, I knew I wasn't the first to come up with the idea
Face Of Muhammed
The cartoons are here.

(I wish I could get flickr to do what I want...but this is the best I have figured out on the right)
By the way, if anyone else has any Mohammed cartoons, I'm happy to post them.
I am hugely sick of this whole thing.
Maybe the newspapers were foolish and insensitive to post the cartoons originally, but...
Freedom is based on the ability to express.
And offend.

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16 comments:

basma said...

am amouslim girl,am 20 years old, i want the whole world to know that our messenger mohamed is the purest creature ever made ,he never caused harm to any one ,he told us to be honest & mersyful& he is never by any mean representing terrirosm..he also tought us to believe in all other messenger (jesus) for example, coz they all were sent by god, plz guys try to know him better before u go and commet such ahurting mistake..our relegion called (islam) means peace!, i hope u understand the anger we feel cuz we love our messenger so much & we can`t take any thing messing with his pure image..i believe in freedom in press & every thing..but that is not applied on relegions & people believes!

moleboy said...

basma
your anger is udnerstandable. However, the violence is not.
If all we saw were muslims holding protests, and gathering together to say how angry they are, and doing peaceful things, voicing their opionions, that would be OK.
But buildings are burning.
Diplomatic ties are being cut off.
And, more importantly, people are dying.
That is NOT ok.
You do NOT get to kill someone because they upset you or anger you.
That is NOT ok.
That is being a monster.
I do believe that there are many muslims who are against the violence, but there are many who think it is OK.
If you choose the path of violence, all that you will find is more violence and more death.
Its your choice.
If you think the violence is bad, then you have to say so.
Otherwise, you are responsible for the deaths as much as anyone else.

FuckYou! said...

Hey moleboy
the entire nation of Islam isn't rsponsible for these riots. I wish you ignorant people out there would understand that.

moleboy said...

I don't believe enough people of the nation of islam have come out against these riots.
the silence implies complicity

FuckYou! said...

Aww come on now moleboy!! I read and hear people say that "if Islam is supposed to be considered a religion of peace, then why are they not practicing it." Yet you have people like yourself that make statements like "the silence implies complicity". Explain this to me then, why should jews complain about the holocaust now? They didn't fight back? Therefore one can assume that they were compliant right? Why bitch about now? Why should blacks keep complaining about slavery over and over again? Especially since they tried being peaceful and indirect , they tried being aggressive and violent, they tried conformity. Do you really think they’ve gotten anywhere with it…WAIT!!! I’ll answer that for you …New Orleans. The points is that ignorance is bliss. The ignorance behind this war between the Muslims and the rest of the world wants exactly that…war. I can’t wait for the day when we all blow ourselves to hell. Front seats please!

moleboy said...

your ability to compare the riots over a cartoon to the holocaust is impressive.
your ability to compare the issues between islam and the western world, or between islam and slavery is also impressive.
your logic has crushed me completely.
I'm not certain I see the parallel between Islamic terrorists and jews being rounded up and slaughtered.
Please explain.
nothing in your post makes sense at all.
please think before typing

bernie said...

First, Islam does not mean "peace" it means "Submission".

Next - I have many images of Mohammed on my flickr page

http://www.flickr.com/photos/plancksconstant/sets/72057594065982437/

http://plancksconstant.blogspot.com/

FuckYou! said...

Who's talking about Islam terrorists? The protesters are Islamic terrorist now?!

moleboy said...

are the 'protesters' burning down buildings?
Yes.
Are these 'protests' causing people to die?
Yes.
Sounds like terrorism to me.
Just like the terrorists in the US who bomb abortion clincs

moleboy said...

More rioting.

"Christians also have become targets. Pakistani Muslims protesting in the southern city of Sukkur ransacked and burned a church Sunday after hearing accusations that a Christian man had burned pages of the Quran, Islam's holy book."

In what way isn't this terrorism?

FuckYou! said...

The protesters/"terrorists are the ones dying.

moleboy said...

and who owns the buildings that are being burned?
hm?

FuckYou! said...

wouldn't be called riots if something wasn't burning.

moleboy said...

well, we've found one thing we can agree on

FuckYou! said...

It's not surprising to me that they would burn those embassies. Especially since they (Denmark) has, in the minds of all Islamic people, committed the ultimate form of disrespect toward them. Whether or not it's going to make Denmark say sorry...no, that's not going to happen. Yet I can't help but feel like the Islamic nation is like a caged animal, that continues to be picked on by a bunch of annoying kids. Only for it to eventually lash out at someone and later be viewed as "mad" or "radical".

moleboy said...

I'm not going to argue the bigger picture with you.
However, do you not think that they are being self-defeating?
If, as you imply, the real reason for these riots is the war in Iraq, aren't they defeating their cause by saying otherwise?
If I'm misunderstanding you, and these riots are because the world isn't showing enough respect for Islam, then they ARE nothing but children.
Either way, the behavior has to change.
I don't care how many people piss on jesus, burn pictures of mohammed, or paint swastikas on torahs.
You don't get to turn to violence.