Wednesday, February 08, 2006

New Ann Coulter column

Calvin and Hobbes -- and Muhammad
In order to express their displeasure with the idea that Muslims are violent, thousands of Muslims around the world engaged in rioting, arson, mob savagery, flag-burning, murder and mayhem, among other peaceful acts of nonviolence.

The little darlings brandish placards with typical Religion of Peace slogans, such as: "Behead Those Who Insult Islam," "Europe, you will pay, extermination is on the way" and "Butcher those who mock Islam." They warn Europe of their own impending 9/11 with signs that say: "Europe: Your 9/11 will come" -- which is ironic, because they almost had me convinced the Jews were behind the 9/11 attack.

I didn't laugh just once or twice. Read it.


The Gentle Cricket said...

I read it earlier this morning, and I think I found it as funny as you did.

Idler said...

Very amusing Daniel. You should stop by and check out my posts on the Cartoon Intifada, or whatever we're calling it now. Here's this morning's post on the subject. Good post on Chávez yesterday too, if I do say so myself.

Ric said...

Via Volokh -
A college professor posted the cartoons on his office door -

"March said later that he was confronted in his office by another group who told him to apologize or face the consequences.

'The leader said, 'We're going to get you.''."

If we have a society established on freedom ( free to think, say and do what we choose ) Then we must be outraged. Outraged that the US governmement and many of the MSM have agreed to censorship because of the offense. Outraged that so many other nations have done so too.
It is OK to offend Christians or Jews - just look to the NY Times coverage of this story. Do you see the cartoons? No, do you see Mary with Dung? Yes you do. Why do they care if they might offend Muslims but don't care if they offend Christians?

There is no right, to not be offended. If you don't like someones idea/opinion, then publish your own. And with Blogger, you have a very big barrel of ink.

Kaelri said...

That woman just can't do anything but preach to the choir, can she.

Daniel said...

Kaelri, at least when she is "preaching" it doesn't involve phrases like "death to the infidels."

Idler, I always enjoy your posts.

Ric, I am seriously considering applying for a public art grant to produce "piss mohammed."

BEAR said...

Daniel, get a really large jar, and we'll all help with the "production" part.

Thomas said...

kaelri said...

"That woman just can't do anything but preach to the choir, can she."

Ah, Kaelri, Kaelri. You sure do like to stir the mud, don't you?

I have this image of you sitting in front of your computer, thinking: "How can I get a rise out of these guys today?"

That's OK, though. You just keep feeding us the straight lines, we'll do the rest! Enjoy!

Kaelri said...

"Ah, Kaelri, Kaelri."

So much fun to type, en't it.

"You sure do like to stir the mud, don't you?"

Heh. Thomas, this is the United States of American in early 2006. The mud's stirring itself. With a few exceptions, all I've had to do are two things: write something you disagree with and butter the popcorn. :)

BEAR said...

hey, kaelri, thanks for just being you. due to howard dean, cindy sheehan, folks like you, and, of course, the religion of peace, the "choir" Mz Coulter "preaches to" grows larger each and every day. happy friday to you.

Thomas said...

Kaelri, you crack me up!

"butter the popcorn", indeed. LOL

And like Bear said, Thanks for being you.

Oh BTW, we enjoy our popcorn, too!

Kaelri said...

"Being me" is not nearly as taxing on my creative integrity as is being someone else - I can tell you from experience. But you're welcome nonetheless.

"due to howard dean, cindy sheehan, folks like you, and, of course, the religion of peace, the "choir" Mz Coulter "preaches to" grows larger each and every day."

You think? We're clearly drawing different conclusions from the fact that the approval of the President, the War and the Republican Party is dropping pretty much on a daily basis. (When's the last time a State of the Union address provided no poll bump whatsoever?) But to each his own.