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Not that I understand any of the garbage you posted, but funny you should mention "proportions", "awefully politically correct governments", that white Christians are a fair game, and "if the Danish folded or stood up like men about their press freedom"..
Maybe you ought to tell us if the same was said about Judaism, would you be defending your freedom of expression to insult them or begging for forgiveness after cries of anti-semitism? Even better, if some journalist insulted Christians in Egypt in that same way would you take the story lightly and accept that its done in the name of freedom of expression, or be ramming it down our throats to prove that Christians are systematically targetted in Arab countries.
Freedom of expression doesn't come for free, it comes with a responsibility in how we use it. Not only are the caricatures disrespectful, but whats more problematic is that they incite unconditional hatred against all Muslims (due to Mohammad being a central figure in Islam) without distinction between good and bad.
Typically, the more extreme moronic reactions aren't right either. Certainly the world can do without those people as they could do without hypocrites/extremists like yourself.
Apparently this man doesn't know his great Scandinavian-style freedom of expression:
Clinton warns of rising anti-Islamic feeling
DOHA (AFP) - Former US president Bill Clinton warned of rising anti-Islamic prejudice, comparing it to historic anti-Semitism as he condemned the publishing of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper.
"So now what are we going to do? ... Replace the anti-Semitic prejudice with anti-Islamic prejudice?" he said at an economic conference in the Qatari capital of Doha.
"In Europe, most of the struggles we've had in the past 50 years have been to fight prejudices against Jews, to fight against anti-Semitism," he said.
Clinton described as "appalling" the 12 cartoons published in a Danish newspaper in September depicting Prophet Mohammed and causing uproar in the Muslim world.
"None of us are totally free of stereotypes about people of different races, different ethnic groups, and different religions ... there was this appalling example in northern Europe, in Denmark ... these totally outrageous cartoons against Islam," he said.
The cartoons, including a portrayal of the prophet wearing a time-bomb-shaped turban, were reprinted in a Norwegian magazine in January, sparking uproar in the Muslim world where images of the prophet are considered blasphemous.
Clinton criticised the tendency to generalise negative news of Islamic militancy.
"Because people see headlines that they don't like (they will) apply that to a whole religion, a whole faith, a whole region and a whole people?" he asked.
A wide campaign to boycott Danish products has swept through Muslim countries as many governments and organisations have demanded an apology from the Danish government.
Clinton said the United States should continue to push for a Middle East settlement, in light of the stunning win by the radical Islamist movement Hamas in last week's Palestinian elections.
"It is important that ... we continue to be heavily involved in the resolution of the issues in the Middle East. (But) it depends in part on what Hamas says and does," he said.
"When we (US) are involved, fewer people (have) died," he said.
US President George W. Bush on Friday warned of cuts in US aid to the Palestinians if Hamas does not dissolve its armed wing and renounce threats against Israel.
Last edited by Sabry; February 1st, 2006 at 08:47.