Saturday, February 04, 2006
Religion of Peace shows their stuff
Associated Press has this photo of the Danish embassy in Syria being torched in protest of the Danish cartoons. The embassies of Chile and Sweden are also in this building. Unfortunately it appears that some Islamist's idea of freedom of speech appears to be that it's okay so long as you agree with them.I've seen a quote on Little Green Footballs of muslim outcast Ibn Warraq commenting on the compatibility of Islam and democracy, and it boils down to freedom of expression:
A democracy cannot survive long without freedom of expression, the freedom to argue, to dissent, even to insult and offend. It is a freedom sorely lacking in the Islamic world, and without it Islam will remain unassailed in its dogmatic, fanatical, medieval fortress; ossified, totalitarian and intolerant. Without this fundamental freedom, Islam will continue to stifle thought, human rights, individuality; originality and truth.
Unless, we show some solidarity, unashamed, noisy, public solidarity with the Danish cartoonists, then the forces that are trying to impose on the Free West a totalitarian ideology will have won; the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest. Do not apologize.
(AP Photo Bassem Tellawi).