07 February 2006

A Very Good Question.

Former editor of the Jordanian Weekly Shihan, asks a great question:
"Who offends Islam more? A foreigner who endeavours to draw the prophet as described by his followers in the world, or a Muslim armed with an explosive belt who commits suicide in a wedding party in Amman or anywhere else."
This question asked by (yes this is his real name) Jihad al-Momani, is part of an editorial that he wrote for his former paper when he re-printed 3 of the 12 Danish cartoons from last September.
He did say that that he decided to run the cartoons to
"display to the public the extent of the Danish offence" and condemn it in the strongest terms.
"But their publication is not meant in any way to promote such blasphemy," said Mr al-Momani.

He continues the common sense with this:
At the same time, an editorial in Shihan entitled "Muslims of the world, be reasonable" questions what sparks the Muslim uproar now, months after the cartoons were first published in September.
It points out that Jyllands-Posten has apologised for offending Muslims but for some reason, nobody in the Muslim world wants to hear the apology.

All of the above quotes come from of all places The Guardian, that usually insane British Lefty rag.

Now what I would love to see, but the mindless drones at State won't let it happen, is for the President to bring this guy over to the US and give him some sort of medal for having the balls to tell other Muslims the truth that they are too afraid to listen to.

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