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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Sticks & Stones...

Here's the latest in the Danish cartoon flap.

Pakistan's ambassador has responded to the bombing of the Danish embassy. He has done so, predictably, by blaming Danes for inciting the violence.

There are two types of people who are incapable of controlling themselves. The first is small children, who have not yet learned self control. This category should not apply to anyone over the age of 6, but I see it all too often in my teenage students. The second category is those who suffer from some sort of mental disorder.

So, according to the Pakistani ambassador, all muslims are either children or insane. Drawing a cartoon is intolerable, but murdering innocents is an acceptable response. Does he not see that this is more insulting to muslims than anything anyone else could say?

When mainstream Islamic leaders begin to publicly say that they will no longer stand for such things, they will receive an outpouring of support from people of all faiths on a level they couldn't possibly imagine. As it is right now, too many seem afraid to do so. It is long past time for the adults of the world to tell the children to grow up.

Hat tip: Little Green Footballs.


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