Day by Day

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Islam - The Muslim divide over the cartoons

Nice to see the New York Times doing its job for a change and reporting on the journalist jailed for publishing the Muhammad cartoons.

And it's also nice to see some Muslims challenging other Muslims.

In a direct challenge to the international uproar over cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad, the Jordanian journalist Jihad Momani wrote: "What brings more prejudice against Islam, these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras, or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a wedding ceremony?"


Denmark has done more than expose media and Muslim hypocrisy, it exposed fault lines within the Muslim community. We need to put pressure on those fault lines and allow whatever moderate voice there is to speak out.

Mr. Momani and Mr. Assadi are among 11 journalists in five countries facing prosecution for printing some of the cartoons. Their cases illustrate another side of this conflict, the intra-Muslim side, in what has typically been defined as a struggle between Islam and the West.

The flare-up over the cartoons, first published in a Danish newspaper, has magnified a fault line running through the Middle East, between those who want to engage their communities in a direct, introspective dialogue and those who focus on outside enemies.


And those who want to speak out have a warning for us that we must heed.

"I keep hearing, 'Why are liberals silent?' " said Said al-Ashmawy, an Egyptian judge and author of books on political Islam. "How can we write? Who is going to protect me? Who is going to publish for me in the first place? With the Islamization of the society, the list of taboos has been increasing daily. You should not write about religion. You should not write about politics or women. Then what is left?"


Meanwhile the Organization of Islamic Countries wants the EU to enact laws that will slience the Western media.

The Times notes what has been evolving over the last few decades in the Middle East. But as you read this, the exact same applies to Europe over that same time and is starting to repeat itself in the US.

While the cartoons have infuriated Muslims, the regional dynamics underlying the conflict have been evolving for decades, during which leaders have tried to stall the rise of Islamic political appeal by trying to establish themselves as guardians of the faith.

In the end, political analysts around the region say that governments have resorted to the very practices that helped the rise of Islamic political forces in the first place. They have placated the more extreme voices while arresting and silencing more moderate ones.


Finally the Times points out that the cartoons were published by Muslims in Egypt last year and no one rioted. Proving that this entire affair has been manufactured - by Muslims. Pity the Times didn't give credit to bloggers for discovering and pointing that out.

To many journalists, proof that Mr. Momani and Mr. Assadi face charges because of the region's broader political dynamics — and not because of the nature of the cartoons — can be found in Egypt.

After all, Ahmed Abdel Maksoud and Youssra Zahran are free. They are journalists with the Egyptian weekly Al Fajr, one of the first Arab newspapers to publish the cartoons. They wrote a story about the caricatures and reprinted them in October — months before the conflict erupted — to condemn the drawings.


The irony of this seems to escape the Times which still refuses to publish the cartoons.

And there is another lesson here the Times and all the Western media should learn from these other Muslim voices.

"I am telling my people, 'Be rational, think before you go into the streets,' " he said. "Who harms Islam more? This European guy who paints Muhammad or the real Muslim guy who cuts a hostage's head off and says, 'Allah-u akbar?' Who insults our religion, this guy or the European guy?"


Some how that lessons seems to be lost to the Western media.

Here in the UK capitulation to Muslims is rampant and has resulted in a Muslim state within a state where 40% of Muslims want Islamic law enacted in Britain.

Britian, remember Said al-Ashmawy's warning: "With the Islamization of the society, the list of taboos has been increasing daily."

Don't believe him? Here is a growing list of taboos Muslims have banned in Britain. Taboos like, piggy banks, ceramic pigs in butcher shop windows, books like Animal Farm, theaters and museums censored, bill boards banned along with the English flag and Piglett too.

Wake up Britain, wake up.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

In biology, sex is [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/pregnant+women+sex.html]pregnant women sex[/url]
a process of combining and mixing [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/xxx+sex+porn.html]xxx sex porn[/url]
genetic traits, often resulting [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/sex+in+the+family.html]sex in the family[/url]
in the specialization of organisms into [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/virgin+sex+porn.html]virgin sex porn[/url]
a male or female variety (known as a sex). Sexual reproduction involves combining specialized cells (gametes) to form offspring [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/teen+tube+sex.html]teen tube sex[/url]
that [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/carrie+prejean+sex+tape+on+tzm.html]carrie prejean sex tape on tzm[/url]
inherit traits from both parents. Gametes can be identical in form and function (known as isogametes), but in many cases an asymmetry has evolved [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/brother+and+little+sister+sex.html]brother and little sister sex[/url]
such that two sex-specific types of gametes (heterogametes) exist: male [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/free+anime+sex+clips.html]free anime sex clips[/url]
gametes are small, [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/erotic+movie+sex+scenes.html]erotic movie sex scenes[/url]
motile, and optimized to transport their genetic information over a distance, while female gametes are large, non-motile and contain [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/naked+girls+having+sex+for+free.html]naked girls having sex for free[/url]
the nutrients necessary for the early development of the young organism.
An organism's sex is [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/free+animal+sex+tubes.html]free animal sex tubes[/url]
defined by the gametes it produces: males produce male [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/tell+me+how+to+get+my+wife+to+have+black+sex.html]tell me how to get my wife to have black sex[/url]
gametes (spermatozoa, or sperm) while females produce female gametes (ova, or egg cells); individual organisms which produce both male and female [URL=http://sex.pourle.net/free+family+sex.html]free family sex[/url]
gametes are termed hermaphroditic. Frequently, physical differences are associated with the different sexes of an organism; these sexual dimorphisms can reflect the different reproductive pressures the sexes experience.
[URL=http://sex.pourle.net/pamela+anderson+sex+scene.html]pamela anderson sex scene[/url]

Anonymous said...

Everybody[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/porno+of+rap+stars.html]porno of rap stars[/url] heard rumours [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/imagenes++porno+de+naruto.html]imagenes porno de naruto[/url] about women[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/porno+you+can+watch+on+iphone.html]porno you can watch on iphone[/url] faking orgasms. Is that true? The majority of women have [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/porno+colombiano.html]porno colombiano[/url] faked at least one orgasm, yet some fake almost all of them. Why do they do that? There[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/arab+lesbian+porno+videos.html]arab lesbian porno videos[/url] are many reasons and the case is that there's [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/zack++and+miri+make+a+porno.html]zack and miri make a porno[/url] no one to blame.
The most [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/big+tit+porno+stars.html]big tit porno stars[/url] common are two [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/homemade+porno+film.html]homemade porno film[/url] reasons: they[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/teen+porno+-anti.html]teen porno -anti[/url] don't want to make their partners feel bad [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/celtic+pussy+porno+clips.html]celtic pussy porno clips[/url] or they are tired and just want to end sex. Most females say that their partners ar[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/videos+porno+gratis+de+famosas.html]videos porno gratis de famosas[/url] e not satisfied until the[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/porno+celebrity+fakes.html]porno celebrity fakes[/url] girls feels orgasm, there's only one way to make them feel happy and stop the[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/video+porno+dominicano.html]video porno dominicano[/url] exhausting procedure - fake.
Another [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/hot+porno+theater+stories.html]hot porno theater stories[/url] reason is that a[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/free+gay+porno+downloads.html]free gay porno downloads[/url] typical female [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/xxx+milf+porno+cum.html]xxx milf porno cum[/url] doesn't seek for orgasm; she desires a sexual [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/paris+hilton+videos+porno.html]paris hilton videos porno[/url] relationship only because she wants intimacy. Still, such an attitude may make her partner feel bad. [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/hot+teacher+porno.html]hot teacher porno[/url] The only way out is to [url=http://sex.jelev.eu/enfants+porno+tubes.html]enfants porno tubes[/url] fake it out.
[url=http://sex.jelev.eu/porno+hub+italy.html]porno hub italy[/url] Some women never really experience orgasm while making sex, but they want their partner to feel good about himself and her. Men usually expect women to have pleasure, that's why females have no other choice. They have to fake to have a good relationship.
Loss of interest, having sex only because the partner wants to, also makes women to fake. Most females talk to their friends about such things and while they know other women act it, they do so too, because it's an easier way to have a good relationship.

Anonymous said...

Incredible blog I enjoyed reading your information

[url=http://partyopedia.com]birthday party supplies[/url]

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be offline... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if a staff member here at ussneverdock.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
Jack

Anonymous said...

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic site, I had not come across ussneverdock.blogspot.com earlier during my searches!
Continue the wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

An Ultra Higher Efficiency search that tends to make the Solo-BaricĂ‚® [url=http://ghromelia.typepad.com/blog/2010/09/kicker-product-or-service-criteria.html]L7[/url] genuinely a statement item. The cone offers you deeper and stronger bass at greater listening levels with less distortion due to a smaller amount tendency to flex. Simply because, when a woofer cone flexes, there is a reduction of output. This decline of output translates into much less bass.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this link, but unfortunately it seems to be down... Does anybody have a mirror or another source? Please answer to my post if you do!

I would appreciate if someone here at ussneverdock.blogspot.com could post it.

Thanks,
William

Anonymous said...

I've on all occasions liked things like sand clocks, lava lamps, and the like to type of fair-minded spend in days of yore staring at it as a formality of catharsis. In a way, it helps me with meditation, to mitigate stress and just deem fro nothing. That's why since I was a kid, in preference to of dolls and cars I've always cool more of such pieces like sand clocks, lava lamps, tuneful boxes etc. So I was most enchanted when I found the[url=http://www.dealtoworld.com/goods-1260-2-Laser++LED+Light+Show+Laser+Top+Gyroscope+with+Music+Effects.html] 2-Laser + LED Spry Show Laser Outstrip Gyroscope with Music Effects[/url] from DealtoWorld.com protection the Toys section. It's like a melodic caddy, a spinning exceed, and a radiance show all rolled into one. Which is great amusement! The gyroscope pleasure outing for around a minute. The laser slight show with accompanying music makes this gyroscope a rather incomparable fiddle with that my friends have also been most amused with.

My dogs are also beautiful outr?about the laser gyroscope I got from DealtoWorld.com. They unceasingly occupy oneself with the gyroscope as it spins, although at first they kept barking at the laser insight show, and also because it produces music. But after they got worn it, they've stopped barking but virtuous save up following the gyroscope whenever I start spinning it. Kids are also bonny amused by it. Off it's meet to maintain pleasing toys throughout the lineage so that you can go away the small on while the kids are being amused or playing with it while you live fit out scoff or fall heir to changed. The gyroscope is one such fool with with this purpose.

The gyroscope I bought from DealtoWorld.com has a dragon as a map on it, and produces a light indicate with red, downcast, and green colours. Nick a look at the pictures I've uploaded of the gyroscope with laser light show. The music produced from the gyroscope is not that renowned but decorous plenty to entertain any redone roomer to the house. The gyroscope is red and raven, making it look extraordinarily cold, and to some arrogant with that dragon imprint.

The music light inform gyroscope runs on 6 LR44 batteries, which are replaceable anyway. I've also utilized this gyroscope to stagger my girlfriend during our anniversary celebration. I did the cheesy chore of decorating the hotel latitude with roses and when I led her in, I started up the gyroscope as affectionately so that the laser light register produces a romantic effect. I also had some battery operated candles so all the light effects created a rather dreamt-up atmosphere. She loved it, by the custom, to my relief. I also bought the candles from DealtoWorld.com. These days it seems to be my default shopping locality in favour of all gifts and ideas in behalf of romantic occasions.

Since Christmas is coming, this laser lamp make clear gyroscope can perhaps be a superb Christmas gift looking for the toddler or even the mollycoddle! Alternatively, the gyroscope can absolutely be a gracious addition to the established Christmas decorations. I can imagine placing it near the Christmas tree and perchance spinning it when guests hit town in the house. Looks like [url=http://www.dealtoworld.com]DealtoWorld.com[/url] is getting my duty anyway again!

 
Brain Bliss