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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

The Violent Continue Their Crusade

Glenn Reynolds, who I rarely link because his posts usually consist of little more than a link with the text "heh," (not criticizing, just observing) has a great roundup of some of the goings on around the world regarding cartoons.

As expected, people on the left are trying to find a way to make this the fault of the west. Yet again we see self-hating westerners trying to blame themselves (and the rest of us) for the unacceptable behavior of others in the world.

The crux of her argument is "we're sowing discontent between clashing civilizations." The reason we're clashing is because of the Muslim extremists in this world. I guess because they're the agressors, we should be trying to accomodate them. No matter what the situation, it is always the fault of the west (notably America) for all the ills in the world according to the left.

In other news, this apology was issued by apostate Muslims (that is, people who genuinely care about others who don't believe what they do, and don't want to blow themselves up in crowded shopping centers for Allah's glory). It is nice to see these people stepping up and I sincerely hope they don't stick with Islam because they do seem like intelligent and nice people--the antithesis of the religion's ideal person.