posted on Feb, 3 2006 @ 02:44 PM
Perhaps therein lies some of the fundamental differences between the Judeo-Christian philosophy, and that of the world of Islam.
Despite what all the apologists would have you believe, the vast majority (but not all) of the world's Muslims have been indoctrinated to believe
that it is morally unacceptable to coexist with those who do not share their belief system. A simple, cursory examination of the origins of Islam,
including it's founding members, show that the basic belief system is founded on principles of intolerance, judgement, and violence. This is
in direct contrast to the Judeo-Christian system, which is based on a belief system of forgiveness, dignity, and peace. It is probably our own system
of beliefs that causes fanatical Muslims to judge us as morally weak and unworthy.
How can a world-wide protest and widespread outrage be generated in the Muslim world by a single cartoon drawing - especially one that appears in a
newspaper in a distant land, known for its western ways, where Islam is not strongly represented? Its a drawing, for crying out loud! Is your
system of belief so fragile, so undefendable, so fallacious, so transparent...that it cannot withstand even the mildest of criticism or questioning?
Could you imagine what this world would be like today if say....the Roman Catholics....reacted in the same manner every time their religion, God,
Saviour and pope was mocked, questioned, or satirized?
I believe that most of these people are simply disenfranchised and uneducated, and they are venting their hate and frustration in the wrong direction.