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This is steadily turning into a political blog...
February 7, 2006

Making me puke some:

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the West’s publication of the Prophet Muhammad cartoons was an Israeli conspiracy motivated by anger over the victory of the militant Hamas group in the Palestinian elections last month. “The West condemns any denial of the Jewish holocaust, but it permits the insult of Islamic sanctities,” Khamenei said.
I mean, is there any non-muslim person out there that really thinks that all of this fighting and killing and throwing things isn't going more than a bit overboard? And of course it's an Israeli conspiracy - they totally told the Danish newspapers to run the caricatures to piss off Hamas and the neo-palestinians. So there. And yeah, "the West" condemns denial of the holocaust (because it happened, people), and yes, it allows insults of Islamic and all other religious sanctities. Many christian beliefs (as well as Judaism) don't allow illustrations of G-d (and Jesus, see: christianity), but no one goes apeshit when there are cartoons specifically doing so. These things are drawn all of the time. I just don't understand.

And I love that on MSNBC, there is a link to the cartoons that states, "View the cartoons that started it all. Warning: Contents may be offensive"... but the cartoons are so small, one cannot read the inscriptions, nor figure out what many of the drawings are. Yeah, it'd be in Danish (depending on which newspaper was scanned), but still. If you're looking for something you can actually read and/or understand, just google it.

I really enjoy Aussie Dave's posts on this issue, especially this one. He just happens to be the one who got me to listen to "The Transformed Man" by William Shatner, which is currently being pumped into my ears. Hearts.