Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Sound of Silence

Over the last week five churches have been burned in Alabama. 58 in the last five years.

I'm just saying because the usual suspects that are so quick to shreik hysterically at the extremely rare incidents of violence directed at Christian churches in the middle east are ridiculously silent about this.

These same people who have made a lot of hay out of the Muslim Cartoon riots are also conveniently ignoring this little fact:

Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper that first published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that have caused a storm of protest throughout the Islamic world, refused to run drawings lampooning Jesus Christ, it has emerged today.

The Danish daily turned down the cartoons of Christ three years ago, on the grounds that they could be offensive to readers and were not funny.

Yeah, they're huge hypocrites but they're not as bad as some of the comments I've read that try to make excuses for this.

BTW, the Iranian cartoon BS about publishing Holocaust cartoons should put the argument in context. Its not what you can do, its what you should do. That some people can't admit it is the same as what the Danes did is just sad and proves the double standard and also pretty much makes the legitimate free speech argument null and void.

Also the Iranians should just stop being assholes for 2 seconds and if you can't do that drop the whole Jew thing - its getting really, really old.

That the Iranian paper is running the cartoons for the same bullshit reason Jyllands-Posten claimed to doesn't make it right, responsible or ok. Of course I said the same thing about the Danish paper - those who didn't but are now castigating the Iranians should jump in a lake because not only are you hypocrites, you destroy the very legitimate arguments, like free speech and protecting progressive society from theological rule, that you previously hid behind.

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