Saturday, February 04, 2006

Once Again, Over a CARTOON... (Updates Added)

The Danish Embassy in Syria has been attacked over the 12 Muhammad cartoons published in a paper in Denmark...

"Several thousand Syrian demonstrators set the Danish embassy on fire on Saturday to protest the printing by a Danish newspaper of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

The fire badly damaged the embassy's building, a Reuters witness said, but fire engines later put it out. Protesters also threw stones at the building, shattering windows.

Chanting "God is Great," they stormed the embassy, burned the Danish flag and replaced it with another flag reading "No God but Allah, Mohammad is His Prophet." (source)

I want to point out that many blogs began posting frequently about this way before the MSM seemed to realize what a big story this would evolve into...

UPDATE: Cartoonists fear for their lives --and yet Ted Rall sleeps like a baby, go figure...

UPDATE II: The Dutch seems to be throwing into the fight for the Danes... and they have some Muhammad pictures of their own. (H/T: The Oracle)

UPDATE III: The Rotti found a new one for the Muslims to freak out about!!! Lordy!

Be sure to check out Jeff's thoughts on this over at Protein Wisdom: Identity Politics, Free Speech, and the Future of worldwide Liberalism, 2: a follow-up

Jay from Stop the ACLU asks "Can democracy co-exist with such large numbers of this kind of extreme mentality?"

Maybe I'll post these pics everyday...

Diplomatic Dispute Over A Cartoon
Muslims VS. The Danish & The Dutch
America's Tolerance and The Muslim Double Standard

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