Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Jihad: This confuses me. Muslims are up in arms about cartoon images published in a Danish newspaper, and subsequently by other European publications, depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a terrorist. Why, I ask, aren't these Muslims as outraged about actual terrorists killing innocent men, women, and children in the name of Islam?

President Bush said it best when he noted that terrorists were trying to "hijack" the religion of Islam to justify their evil work. Blasphemy be damned, Muslims should realize that these extremists are more dangerous to the Prophet Muhammad's image than some silly cartoons. And threatening to bomb the Danish newspaper in retaliation just underscores the cartoons' point.

From a quick search online, these appear to be some of the egregious images in question. If only all political discourse were this civil:


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