Monday, September 18, 2006

Rushdie, Hirsi Ali, the Pope -- Who's Next?

No quoting of medieval texts allowed.
The pope has apologized for the outrage amongst Muslims sparked by his recent comments. But the episode proves once again that criticizing Islam is dangerous.
Apologies mean nothing to these people.
... there's no reason to respond to every presumed insult. Consider an example from Denmark. Recently, a paper there published a number of rather tasteless Holocaust cartoons which had been shown in Tehran. The reaction of Copenhagen's rabbi was instructive when considered against the bloody response to the Muhammad cartoons -- outrage which ended up costing lives. When asked if he would call for protests, the rabbi merely said: "You know, I've seen worse." (emphases mine)
Pretty much shows the difference between the Muslim and the CIVILIZED world.