February 21, 2006
I don't understand riots over cartoons. I am a Catholic. My first reaction to images that go against my belief system is not to riot in the streets, burn buildings and kill people. There is a deep seeded intollerance in the people who are doing these things. A level of intollerance that I am affraid most people in the liberal western democracies will never understand and will always try to passify with negotiation and treaties. I am especially disturbed by some in the media who are giving the administration and Israel grief for pulling funding from the PA after Hamas was elected. So there is a moral code somewhere that says I have to continue financial support to an organization that does not recognize my right to exist, sends suicide bombers into my coffee shops and is recognized as an international terrorist organization? I don't understand this at all.
While we have all been hearing of these offensive cartoons, I hadn't seen any of them until recently. Here are the ones causing the riots and some others I find entertaining. Are any of these worth fighting over? Are the people who do fight worth defending?
Posted by Martin at February 21, 2006 12:15 PM
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