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Sunday, February 26, 2006

Today's Religious War News

        Today's news mostly revolves around the will to dhimmitude.

        As Mark Steyn says in the Chicago Sun-Times:
        Something very remarkable is happening around the globe and, if you want the short version, a Muslim demonstrator in Toronto the other day put it very well:

        "We won't stop the protests until the world obeys Islamic law."

        Stated that baldly it sounds ridiculous.  But, simply as a matter of fact, every year more and more of the world lives under Islamic law: Pakistan adopted Islamic law in 1977, Iran in 1979, Sudan in 1984.  Four decades ago, Nigeria lived under English common law; now, half of it's in the grip of sharia, and the other half's feeling the squeeze, as the death toll from the cartoon jihad indicates.  But just as telling is how swiftly the developed world has internalized an essentially Islamic perspective.  In their pitiful coverage of the low-level intifada that's been going on in France for five years, the European press has been barely any less loopy than the Middle Eastern media.

        The I'd-like-to-teach-the-world-to-sing-in-perfect-harmonee crowd have always spoken favorably of one-worldism.  From the op-ed pages of Jutland newspapers to les banlieues of Paris, the Pan-Islamists are getting on with it.

        (HT: Dr. Sanity)

        You should read all of Steyn's column.  The only thing I can add to what he said is that the one-world crowd always expected that they would be in charge of the global dictatorship.  But still, they'd rather see a Muslim-run global dictatorship than no global dictatorship at all.

        There's a little resistance going on (story also archived here):
        Plans by a Republican student group at UC Irvine to showcase the controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that led to violent protests around the world are drawing condemnation from Muslim groups and university officials.

        The caricatures will be part of a panel discussion sponsored by the campus College Republicans scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in UCI's Crystal Cove Auditorium.

        "We are firm believers in the 1st Amendment," said Kristin Lucero, a 21-year-old UCI senior and president of the campus College Republicans.  "The public has the right to discuss as well as view the cartoons."

        Lucero said the cartoons depicting Muhammad, first published by a Danish newspaper, would be displayed along with what she called anti-Semitic and anti-Western cartoons that have been published in Muslim nations.  Depictions of Muhammad are prohibited under Islamic law.

        [Muslim studen Marya] Bangee has asked the College Republicans to hold the event without showing the drawings.  She said Muslim students fear the cartoons will incite violence locally.

        That is the primary concern of university officials as well, said Sally Peterson, UCI's dean of students.

        Five things worth noting in that story: first, the University officials are eager to surrender; second, the labeling of the Danish Muhammad cartoons as controversial, while the Jew hating and West hating cartoons are qualified "what she called;" third, the false statement that it's against Islamic law to depict Muhammad — we're weeks into the story, and a crucial detail like this is still wrong in a major metropolitan newspaper, the Los Angeles Dog Trainer.  Fourth, the lameness of liberals and Democrats, who are letting the campus Republicans be the ones who stand up for freedom of expression.

        Fifth, and most important, the crap about being afraid the cartoons will incite violenceBY WHOM?  This is a threat by Muslim students that they will break the law if you displease them, and in any sane society legal steps would immediately be taken to them.  But as noted, the University officials want to surrender.

        The Washington Post has a story about four British cartoonists.  All of them are cowards who wouldn't dare offend Muslims, but only one has the moral courage to admit that his motivation is fear of what the ragheads would do to him.

        The World Council of Churches is also eager for dhimmitude and dictatorship.  But that's nothing new for them.

        In Germany, a man who printed "Koran" on rolls of toilet tissue and offered them for sale has been convicted of insulting a religion, namely Islam.  I have no quarrel with this, if the law is also used against those who insult any other religion.  Somehow, though, I doubt it is being enforced evenhandedly.

        And in a story so disgusting, it makes me consider voting Democratic, I find the U.S. will apparently continue funding the Jew hating Palestinians.  Predictably, the Palis responded to this by threatening us.  And who can blame them?  Anyone still stupid enough to attempt to appease Muslims deserves to have the Muslims spit on him.

        I'll be writing the Republican leadership in Congress, and my Congresscritters, saying that this must be stopped, and that I will vote against anyone letting this go through.

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