Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Cartoons seen as sign of comtempt
http://www.ocregister.com ^ | 02/20/06 | By Sabiha Khan

Posted on 02/20/2006 8:57:32 PM PST by markman46

Muslims ask the West to agree that mocking a religion is unacceptable By Sabiha Khan Khan is communications director for the Southern California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, based in anaheim l on American-Islamic Relations, based in anaheim For the past few weeks, Muslims from all over the world, from Morocco to Indonesia, have been protesting a series of cartoons that depict Islam's Prophet Muhammad in a most insulting and disparaging manner. While some protesters have resorted to violence, which Muslims wholly condemn, the majority of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims feel deeply hurt by these cartoons, and many have engaged in peaceful protests. To characterize the maelstrom as a "pro- vs. anti-free speech" issue is to misunderstand it. Muslims believe in freedom of speech and Islam advocates it. Muslims also know that if freedom of speech or expression were ever curtailed, they, as a minority group, might be among the first to fall victim. However, freedom of speech is not a pretext to incitement and hate. With freedom of speech comes great responsibility. Many in the West, including Americans, are perplexed as to how cartoons could enrage so many Muslims. Basically, there are religious and political reasons for the reaction.

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cair; cartoonjihad; cartoons; contempt; islam; jihad; ofcoursecontempt; yeswehavecontempt
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-143 next last

1 posted on 02/20/2006 8:57:34 PM PST by markman46
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: markman46

ok have at it all, be nice this is my first post


2 posted on 02/20/2006 8:58:32 PM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

"Muslims feel deeply hurt by these cartoons, and many have engaged in peaceful protests"

When Muslims feel hurt enough to start turning in or killing the Terrorists among them, then I might think about worrying about their sensibilities concerning cartoons.

In the meantime these maggots are part of the problem.


3 posted on 02/20/2006 9:00:17 PM PST by Leatherneck_MT (An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Prime Choice

pinging for your expertise


4 posted on 02/20/2006 9:00:31 PM PST by sully777 (What would Brian Boitano do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
However, freedom of speech is not a pretext to incitement and hate.

Damn.. I mean, just damn. If this is the standard that we fall to, my gosh, what liberal is ever going to be able to stand before a mike or make a movie or write in a newspaper or make a cartoon?
5 posted on 02/20/2006 9:01:59 PM PST by kingu (Liberalism: The art of sticking your fingers in your ears and going NANANANA..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Muslims ask the West to agree that mocking a religion is unacceptable


6 posted on 02/20/2006 9:02:25 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

be nice this is my first post

Never say that. Post like you own the place.


7 posted on 02/20/2006 9:03:07 PM PST by jwh_Denver (Tagline random generator working.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: markman46

Didn't want to register to read the rest of the article, but! I say "get over it, already, and just deal!"

'Sakes, christians have been dealing with such stuff for a long time.


8 posted on 02/20/2006 9:03:12 PM PST by Theresawithanh (Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

And Jim Jones feeding kool aid to kill the children - must I respect that also? And the Christians who were also Nazi? Tribes who throw virgins into the fire? Tell me, where is the line?


9 posted on 02/20/2006 9:03:22 PM PST by GOPJ (Quisling editors show all the nobility of crack whores over cartoon publication.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

Y'all murder us, we have contempt for you, and you're offended.

Well whooptee dee.


10 posted on 02/20/2006 9:05:20 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The Prophet Muhammed, Piss Be Upon Him)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
O K It's not your fault that what Khan says is a crock. She has freedom of speech. I exercise my right to submit that islam, especially mainstream islam is not a religion but a malignant ideology that commits cultural genocide upon any group of people over which it gains power. And they ultimately aim to gain power over all people in the name of their demon god and pedophile prophet.
11 posted on 02/20/2006 9:05:53 PM PST by isrul
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: markman46

Well, which is it? Do you asslcowns want a jihad, or your mommies? You can't have both!


12 posted on 02/20/2006 9:05:55 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Islamofascists don't need cartoons. They're already caricatures.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Muslims ask the West to agree that mocking a religion is unacceptable...

What hypocrisy.

Muslims think nothing of mocking Jews, but get very testy when Islam is examined and seen to be tyrannical sect bent on murder, rape, and carnage.

13 posted on 02/20/2006 9:06:32 PM PST by Noachian (To control the courts the people must first control their Congress.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46





What's all the fuss about?
14 posted on 02/20/2006 9:06:32 PM PST by rottndog (WOOF!!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Where's CAIR when it comes to the Jews? Or J-E-W-S as the McKinney Klan-With-A-Tan like to call it.
15 posted on 02/20/2006 9:08:50 PM PST by D-Chivas
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

The author, Sabiha Khan, is right. Many (including me) feel nothing but contempt for these raving murderers.


16 posted on 02/20/2006 9:10:43 PM PST by Malesherbes
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
"While some protesters have resorted to violence, which Muslims wholly condemn,..."

Bull Squat... violence is to Muslims as cold is to ice.

I don't give a damned if Muslims condemn violence, they need to END IT - or face annihilation..

1400 years of the same crap, and we're tired already!

Semper Fi

17 posted on 02/20/2006 9:11:17 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
With freedom of speech comes great responsibility. Many in the West, including Americans, are perplexed as to how cartoons could enrage so many Muslims.

Yes, we are. I don't remember any murderous riots over "Piss Christ." Some very mad people, yes -- riots, no.

We save our riots for jury verdicts and sports team victories. :^)

18 posted on 02/20/2006 9:11:25 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Cartoons seen as sign of comtempt

for a contemptible religion.

19 posted on 02/20/2006 9:11:53 PM PST by Spirochete
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
I feel contempt is too nice a word for subhumans who like to kill innocent people.
20 posted on 02/20/2006 9:12:41 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (“Don't approach a Bull from the front, a Horse from the rear, or a Fool from any side.”)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Leatherneck_MT

Ah, they feel our contempt. I DO have contempt for them. I have contempt for them beheading innocent people because they are -- Jewish, Christian, NOT Muslim. I have tremendous contempt for them for teaching their children to hate and kill and murder. I have amazingly deep contempt for them for strapping bombs to their bodies, with nails dipped in feces, to cause as much pain as they can.

Now what? Do something about it, then, Barbarians.


21 posted on 02/20/2006 9:18:26 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: markman46

FTB. "T" stands for "the", or "them".


22 posted on 02/20/2006 9:18:27 PM PST by GSlob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

I have contempt for them for a number of reasons, and this is one, that they would take away my freedom to satisfy their fanatical allegiance to the dogma of their religion.


23 posted on 02/20/2006 9:20:34 PM PST by claudiustg (Delenda est Iran!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

"While some protesters have resorted to violence, which Muslims wholly condemn, the majority of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims feel deeply hurt by these cartoons"


ok, let's do math here...let's say the majority is deeply hurt...let's put the majority at 70%.

70% of 1.3 billion is deeply hurt...that equals close to 900 million people, that means 400 million muslims AREN'T hurt.


Now let me be more sympathetic...let's say the majority is 99% that are truly hurt...

99% of 1.3 billion is deeply hurt...that means there are still leaves about 13 MILLION PHUCKNUTS that are ready to blow you away/cut your heads off and rape the ones you love...

sad but true.


24 posted on 02/20/2006 9:21:09 PM PST by kajingawd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Muslims ask the West to agree that mocking a religion is unacceptable...........

Click the Pic
Jiggle MoHAM, Jiggle!!
Beheading! Yes!


Cartoons! No!


(Click the Pic. You'll like it)

Graphic Copied from a Post by orionblamblam

Commence ta jigglin'!


25 posted on 02/20/2006 9:21:36 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Tagline Repair Service. Let us fix those broken Taglines. Inquire within(Presented by TagLines R US))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

Muslims ask the West to agree that mocking a religion is unacceptable By Sabiha Khan Khan

No. We will never agree that it is unacceptable to do so.

What you should do is distance yourself from CAIR because the muslim brotherhood founded that terror related group.

Other than that...ESAD!


26 posted on 02/20/2006 9:23:56 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fiddlstix

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is one of the best toons ever.


27 posted on 02/20/2006 9:24:17 PM PST by kajingawd (I hate you, and that's sad.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: isrul

I exercise my right to submit that islam, especially mainstream islam is not a religion but a malignant ideology that commits cultural genocide upon any group of people over which it gains power. And they ultimately aim to gain power over all people in the name of their demon god and pedophile prophet.

______________________

My oh my! You have such a way with words.
Any religion that can not withstand attacks from nonbelievers is a false religion. Muslim fanatics are proving that theirs is a false religion. They do not have the assurance of divine providence to give them peace in the midst of conflict.
They must rely on murder and mayhem to satisfy their perverse idea of God. This is the business of a demonic blood cult, not a religion of peace and love.


28 posted on 02/20/2006 9:26:33 PM PST by Louis Foxwell (Here come I, gravitas in tow.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Council on American-Islamic Relation

Which is an outgrowth of the Islamic Association for Palestine, which in turn is/was one the principal fund raisers for Hamas, at least in the US, according to Steven Emerson in "American Jihad" and IIRC, "anonymous", actually Rita Katz now Director and co-founder of the SITE Institute , in "Terrorist Hunter".

29 posted on 02/20/2006 9:27:28 PM PST by El Gato
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: river rat

I quite agree, and if you'll bear with me, I'll recite my view of civil war versus annihilation.

Moderate muslims have an obligation to identify for prosecution, death or ostracism, those Islamofascists amongst them. If they do not, we Westerners cannot separate the good from the bad so well. We will have to resort to wholesale slaughter to defend ourselves.

Let the Islamic Civil War begin, or the Western slaughter of the muslim populace must follow.


30 posted on 02/20/2006 9:28:25 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (The Prophet Muhammed, Piss Be Upon Him)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: markman46
While some protesters have resorted to violence, which Muslims wholly condemn...

Those guys over at CAIR don't have any problems with lying, do they? Muslims LEADERS have placed a price on the heads of the cartoonists...it's a lie to claim the violence is some extreme and odd fringe of Islam.

31 posted on 02/20/2006 9:28:40 PM PST by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Many in the West, including Americans, are perplexed as to how cartoons could enrage so many Muslims.

Renzai says, ""if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him; if you meet a patriarch, kill him."

Racehorse says, "if you meet Mohammed on the road, pin a tail on the donkey, snap it for a Kodak moment, start a Blog, wait for the price on your head to rise high enough to turn a profit, turn in your brother.  Be the first on your block to get your very own gold plated shopping cart.

32 posted on 02/20/2006 9:34:15 PM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brad Cloven

You're preaching to the choir....
I have said much the same, a number of times in this forum.

In this age of WMD -- the world can no longer tolerate these lunatics -- -they can do too much damage now.

They must either clean up their house, or be buried in it.
We owe the Islamanazis no more consideration than we gave the Nazis or Japanese during WWII.....

Semper Fi


33 posted on 02/20/2006 9:35:05 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Muslims also know that if freedom of speech or expression were ever curtailed, they, as a minority group, might be among the first to fall victim.

Then, maybe these OC Muslims can explain why the Egyptian newspaper which republished these same cartoons before the current firestorm didn't get sacked, raided and torched by their fellow Muslims, yet these same Muslims now are throwing a hissy fit because of the same cartoons?!

Cartoons were Published Five Months ago in Egypt

They don't understand that we see through their charade of outrage. If they were really outraged, these protests would have started immediately after their original publication, either in Denmark or Egypt not 5 + months later.

34 posted on 02/20/2006 9:38:08 PM PST by Tamar1973 ("There are some things for which we should display no tolerance." Queen Margrethe II of Denmark)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: El Gato
Islamic Association for Palestine

Which apparently no longer exists after having a 156 $Million judgment rendered against for the family of murdered American Jewish teenager David Boim, killed in a Hamas terror attack. All it's principals are still running around free though. See this FrontPage story

35 posted on 02/20/2006 9:39:16 PM PST by El Gato
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Racehorse

Sorry this is so bad but I didn't have much time to work on it. Someone else maybe able to do a better job.

It is a short video and features Moe HAMed.

Tell me what you think but Please, Please, spare me the death threats. Thanks.

Here it is:

http://www.weddingcrashersmovie.com/crashthistrailer/index.htm?id=262179


36 posted on 02/20/2006 9:43:05 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: markman46

I'm so sick and tired about their stupid feelings, I could scream.

How much do they care about OUR feelings when they denigrate our religion and our way of life. How about the fact that I cannot take a bible to most Islamic countries, or open a church, or wear a crucifix, or when they mutilate and cut the throat of our hostages, and on and on....


37 posted on 02/20/2006 9:44:44 PM PST by aquila48
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

Very funny this is coming out of Anaheim, home of Disney Land and cartoons.

Of course, it's also funny in that it's a major Muslim stronghold in the middle of the OC.

Dated an Armenian girl out there. You wanted to get her blood boiling, call her an Iranina (she was born in Iran). I eventually found out they weren't quite so nice to her family over there, to put it gently.


38 posted on 02/20/2006 9:47:28 PM PST by CheyennePress
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Fiddlstix

I find it interesting how upset they get over the cartoons. And I think it IS a true reaction - although inflammed by their leaders. I don't recall the same outrage over the posting of the Abu Grahb "torture" photos from the muslim people. Most of THAT outrage was from OUR press and Liberals.

I imagine the muslims looked and those photos and chuckled saying "That's not torture. Those heads with underwear are still attached to the bodies!"



39 posted on 02/20/2006 9:47:33 PM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: BookaT
http://www.weddingcrashersmovie.com/crashthistrailer/index.htm?id=262179

Laughed my Mohammed off.  :-)

40 posted on 02/20/2006 9:50:14 PM PST by Racehorse (Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: markman46
Muslims ask the West to agree that mocking a religion is unacceptable

I'm in complete agreement.

But since mohammedanism is a blood thirsty cult filled with murderous fanatics, it's not applicable. I shall ridicule and mock mohammedans with impunity. If they don't like it, thats just too bad.

As an avid and active supporter of the Second Amendment, I'm more than ready to defend my First Amendment rights when the need arises.
41 posted on 02/20/2006 9:51:11 PM PST by Dr.Zoidberg (Mohammedism - Bringing you only the best of the 6th century for fourteen hundred years.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46; holdonnow; Strawberry Blonde; PhilDragoo; potlatch; ntnychik; Travis McGee; Jeff Head; ..










42 posted on 02/20/2006 9:51:37 PM PST by devolve (<-- (-in a manner reminiscent of Senator Gasbag F. Kohnman-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markman46

Hey Muslims, I think that blowing Christians up and not stopping your fellow Muslims from denying the Holocaust is unacceptable. Why don't you stop?


43 posted on 02/20/2006 9:52:13 PM PST by KellyAdmirer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: geopyg

The cartoons are an outrage, but murdering innocent Christians is Nigeria is okay.


44 posted on 02/20/2006 9:52:22 PM PST by BW2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: All
We must remind ourselves that the Holocaust did not start with gas chambers, it started with hate speech – including cartoons that dehumanized the Jewish people. Thankfully, the world is not at that same point with Muslims; however we cannot just sit idly by and wait for such a tragedy to happen.

Is this clown for real?! What the hell do the Arab media, governments, mosques, men in the streets, etc. etc. do against Jewish people!

45 posted on 02/20/2006 9:55:22 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (Hillary is the she in shenanigans.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: river rat

It's time to pull the black power plug on the insane murder cult.


46 posted on 02/20/2006 9:55:30 PM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Brad Cloven
"Let the Islamic Civil War begin, or the Western slaughter of the muslim populace must follow."

Sounds like a plan!

47 posted on 02/20/2006 9:55:45 PM PST by de Buillion (Give us your perverts, pedophiles, and sodomites. San Francisco wants YOU!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: All
In this spirit, the Council on American-Islamic Relations recently launched a major educational effort called "Explore the Life of Muhammad" as a positive response to the controversy over the offensive cartoons. This campaign is designed to answer the question that many in the West have: "Who is Muhammad?"

It was the same after 9/11 -- Ibraham Hooper on the CAIR web site instructed Muslims to use the opportunity to teach Islam. His message for America was, "The event [his word] was horrible, stop picking on us, let us teach you about Islam."

When CAIR produces "Who is Muhammad and Why Does He Say Those Awful Things About Jews" then I'll watch.

48 posted on 02/20/2006 10:02:34 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (Hillary is the she in shenanigans.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: markman46
"With freedom of speech comes great responsibility."

And without free speech--- I guess you're absolved of any responsibility.

49 posted on 02/20/2006 10:03:12 PM PST by melt (Someday, they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spirochete

Cartoons seen as sign of comtempt

for a contemptible religion.




Just a VALIDATION of the cartoons!!!


50 posted on 02/20/2006 10:03:55 PM PST by danamco
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-143 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson