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Muslim caricatures
« on: February 06, 2006, 06:24:26 pm »

Hello everybody!

Pardon me for my english

This hasnt anything to do with starcontrol, but since the forum name is called "of topic" i thought i might give it a try. This is also the only forum I know about with non-swedes in it
Scandinavian(swedish,finnish,danish norweigan icelandic)  newspapers recently printed some caricatures of the muslim prophet muhammed.

After that  here has been alot of attacks from muslim people around the world who wants the scandinavian goverments to apologise for this.

 But the governments hasnt done anything!
 It was the newspapers that did it! Why should then the governments have to apologise to this!
I would like to know what american people thinks (if they even heard about this...), since their government took the pictures into rejection, wanting the scandinavian governments to apologise. Dont you think that freedom of speech is more important than that?

So what if Mohammed was holy to some people, the people that doesnt think so should be able to express themselves!!!

It feels like we asked the muslims about the androsynths too many times...
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 06:40:33 pm »

okay, cutting through the quagmire of engrish, I think my answer would be:\

1) few people if anyone in America heard about this.

2) Depending on your demographic, some Americans would be begging for more.

3) I'd have to see the caractures to make a judgement on how offensive the artist was trying to be, but in general I don't care to because as an American I'm well practiced in ignoring offensive people/images.

4) If the Muslim population is going to get up in arms about this, literally or figurativly, they need to pour themselves a tall glass of chill-out juice. People gonna destroy the world with a temper like that.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2006, 08:28:58 pm »

I've heard about that and I looked up the offending images on the internet. Yes, it's rude. No, I don't have any sympathy for religious fundamentalists.

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4) If the Muslim population is going to get up in arms about this, literally or figurativly, they need to pour themselves a tall glass of chill-out juice. People gonna destroy the world with a temper like that.

Which is why they don't get to have nukes.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2006, 09:12:44 pm »

They have already burned some ambassades for this, and without beeing a racist... that pisses me off!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2006, 10:39:49 pm »

"I would like to know what american people thinks (if they even heard about this...), since their government took the pictures into rejection, wanting the scandinavian governments to apologise. Dont you think that freedom of speech is more important than that?"

Yes, it has been on our news channels for many days, we've seen embassies burning, and riots as far away as Indonesia.

What does the US government think? They don't care, in Iraq, they made some photos of their own, but oddly enough, they were not met with as much critism as the muhbombhead picture. And they are probably thrilled that Europe's somewhat high and mighty ideology has come burning down along side their own short sighted methods (the Iraq quagmire.) Europe has spent so much time taking the side of poor muslim countries and now they're being payed back in full. Crazy.

What do the US people think? We probably think those pictures are funny and the riots are shockingly crazy. There's a lot of Christians in this country, but when someone slams Jesus (and he gets slammed a lot,) embassies are not burned to the ground by mobs. Sure, we have our crazies, but not in such massive, organized quantities.

What do I think? I think this is all somewhat hillarious. Living proof of just how insane a place the world has become. No matter how nuts you are, this stuff makes you feel like you're one of the few normal people left on the planet. And I do by the way, DO stand behind you, Scandinavian countries and their defense of freedom of speech, and anybody else who feels you have the right to take shots at any religion, no matter how obnoxious the method, because it can't be worse than violence over some stupid cartoons.

To put it in a simplistic, perhaps riot worthy way, there is a sort of natural balance of world cultures that has worked itself out: Europe hates America, America hates Islam, Islam hates Europe. ;p

No wait I didn't mean it. . .Ahhh, my house is on fire! Hehehe.


"Which is why they don't get to have nukes."

Pakistan? Iran?

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006, 11:15:46 pm »

Pakistan?
Shit.

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Iran?
Trust me, they ain't gettin' any.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006, 05:42:18 pm »

Oh, we in the states heard about it pretty quickly. I feel sorry for the embassy folks.

I understand that some of the Imams were going out in the streets trying to calm the people down, but it wasn't working. So who was working them up like that? I wonder if the Imams are going to find out and crack down ...
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2006, 07:55:48 pm »

Since my original reply to this I have heard about it. My original post still stands.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2006, 09:25:41 pm »

"So who was working them up like that? I wonder if the Imams are going to find out and crack down ..."

If there were really leaders that can just "work them up," then it seems they have become more powerful than the Imams or Mullahs. If anyone, they'll be the ones doing the cracking down on their "traitorous" relatively moderate predecessors.


"Since my original reply to this I have heard about it."

This has been in the headlines for many days in the US. Where do you get your news from, the Cartoon Network? Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2006, 02:51:59 am »

Hello from Canada. Yes, we've heard about. It's been
around. No, no one here cares. We have a small
Islam population here. Now, if the papers had
printed offensive cartoons of Jesus, that would
have been another story. People would have
been pretty upset, especially those who don't
know where Europe is.
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2006, 04:16:54 am »

Yea I donít really care and Iím not surprised something like this happened. It not like this kind of stuff has never happened before though. America still has (though some think it is extinct) a group of intolerant bigoted morons just like those protesters who use to go around demanding blood of anyone who crossed them (and usually got it).  They also cover their heads with cloth. Iím talking about the KKK. And Europe had the Spanish inquisition. Iím just glad the morons in the Middle East are in no position to impose their religious views upon us.
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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2006, 08:35:04 am »

There is people in Canada that doesnt know where europe is?

Grown ups?
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« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2006, 02:22:41 am »

Sure there are. Some of them are college graduates.
There is no such thing as a lowest common denomintor
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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2006, 05:58:59 am »

Ya know what cracks me up? They make this drawing of muhamid with a missle for a turbne implying that Islam tends towards violence, and how does the Islamic community respond?

WITH VIOLENCE.

It'd be funny if it weren't so sad.
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2006, 06:38:38 am »

Indeed. People like these rioters are the ones that give Islam a bad name in the first place. Thus, the vicious cycle continues...
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