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2006-02-04 11:50:13 AM  
2006-02-04 11:54:39 AM  
Freedo of the press, asshats!

Christians, Muslims, et al....SHUT UP!!! You don't lkike something, take it up with your God.
2006-02-04 11:57:26 AM  

2006-02-04 11:57:57 AM  
Flimsy pretext to invade Syria from the east in 5...4...3...
2006-02-04 11:59:43 AM  
Just wait till they see pics of the Swedish Bikini Team
2006-02-04 11:59:49 AM  
So there's a cartoon (or cartoons) portraying Muslims as violent... so they respond by torching embassies.

*hits head on wall*
2006-02-04 12:00:38 PM  
newmoonpuppyhead: let them protest peacefully, like civilized people. It's the death threats, killings and burnings that are the problem.
2006-02-04 12:07:17 PM  
salo2112: let them protest peacefully, like civilized people. It's the death threats, killings and burnings that are the problem.

That's kinda what he meant.....
2006-02-04 12:07:39 PM  
I'm actually in agreement with *part of* what you said puppyhead.

2006-02-04 12:09:38 PM  
This is why we need to carpet bomb them with our culture (even moreso than we are now) so that they become relatively religiously apathetic.
2006-02-04 12:09:45 PM  
Over a cartoon depiction of their Lord.

Sheesh. My "tolerance" of other religions is starting to reach the breaking point.
2006-02-04 12:10:09 PM  
Now that they're going jihad mcallah over there, what is the US's move as the world police?
2006-02-04 12:10:37 PM  
2006-02-04 12:11:02 PM  
El Morro: Over a cartoon depiction of their Lord.

He's not even their lord, just their prophet. I don't think Jews would be burning shiat down if they did the same thing with Moses.
2006-02-04 12:11:58 PM  
The Vikings are all long dead.

It is up to us, the modern Men of the West, to defend Scandinavian women from the Muslim hordes.

2006-02-04 12:12:01 PM  
BBRModitha - I am sure there is a team there right
now trackingthese torchers. They were last seen heading down
Akalakabacka street.
/maaaaaat daaaammoooon
2006-02-04 12:12:03 PM  
Switzerland for the win!!
2006-02-04 12:12:19 PM  
I'm happy Muslims are taking the high road in this thing and not living up to the stereotype portrayed in the cartoons.
2006-02-04 12:12:26 PM  
Link is farked already! Wha happened?
2006-02-04 12:12:39 PM  
And here I thought that stupid cartoons could only start dumbass internet wars.
2006-02-04 12:14:03 PM  
Qermaq: Link is farked already! Wha happened?

worked fine for me...

here's TFA if it's farked for anyone else:

Protestors Set Fire to Norway Embassy in Damascus

2006-2-5 0:41:23

Hundreds of protestors threw stones at and then set fire to the Norwegian Embassy in Damascus on Saturday in a protest against cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad which were published by a Norwegian magazine.

The protestors, who just stormed the nearby Danish Embassy building in downtown Damascus and set it on fire, marched on to the Norwegian Embassy and broke through police barriers and torched the building.

It was not immediately clear whether any casualties were caused in the fresh protest.

The Danish Embassy was closed on Saturday when the violent demonstration occurred and there has been so far no report of any casualties.

The cartoons that led to an outrage in the Muslim world were first published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten last September and republished in Norway last month and then in some other European newspapers.

One of the cartoons depicts the prophet wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.

Damascus has recalled its ambassador from Denmark for consultation over the matter, the official SANA news agency reported on Wednesday.

Earlier in the week, the Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned the cartoons as an offense to Muslims and Arabs and demanded the Danish government punish the offending paper.

The Danish ambassador to Syria met late Thursday with Syria's grand mufti Sheikh Ahmed Badr al-Dean Hassoun and conveyed Denmark's apology for the offense caused by the cartoons.

SANA quoted the Danish ambassador as saying that the majority of the Danes were very sorry for this situation which the newspaper has put them into.

According to Islamic tradition, realistic depictions of prophets were prohibited and caricatures of them were considered profane.

(Source: Xinhua)
2006-02-04 12:14:11 PM  
The Dark Ages LIVE!
2006-02-04 12:14:18 PM  
You know, I saw this cartoon in a Danish newspaper that portrayed the prophet Mohammed as a terrorist, so I decided to believe that muslims were violent.

Then a group of muslims burned the Norwegian embassy in Syria, and so I decided to believe that muslims were not violent.

2006-02-04 12:14:25 PM  
Shrugging Atlas: I'm happy Muslims are taking the high road in this thing and not living up to the stereotype portrayed in the cartoons.

You think that they would be smarter than that. Guess not.
2006-02-04 12:14:39 PM  
Hey crazy fundamentalists! Calm the fark down! Have some pie or something. Jeez.
2006-02-04 12:15:12 PM  
Irony Alert: If the world had to pick two model citizens, they might just be Denmark and Norway. There are an awful lot of poor Muslims around the world who benefit from these countries' largesse.
2006-02-04 12:15:15 PM  
Carpet bomb them with hustlers, ham sandwiches, and beer.
2006-02-04 12:15:24 PM  
The problem isn't that they're savages... it's that they're savages with modern weapons and interacting with civilized peoples.
2006-02-04 12:15:49 PM
2006-02-04 12:16:08 PM  
alexthegreyhound: Carpet bomb them with hustlers, ham sandwiches, and beer.

Exactly. You castrate Islam just like Christianity has been castrated. Sissy relgions for all!
2006-02-04 12:16:10 PM  
The world should impose a resolution that no religion may ever be the basis of rule.
2006-02-04 12:16:18 PM
2006-02-04 12:16:25 PM  
Also, if Islam was more like the Fonz none of this would be happening.
/We're going to be like three little Fonzie's, and what is Fonzie like?......He's Cool
2006-02-04 12:17:26 PM  
Does Norway have tactical nukes?
2006-02-04 12:17:42 PM  
I can understand the freedom poster, but is that second pic photohopped? Is that guy really that stupid?
2006-02-04 12:18:12 PM  
When will the west wake up and kick all of these assholes out of our countries? They are the enemy within.
2006-02-04 12:19:00 PM  
Just as an FYI.
The Denmark embassy next door that they first burned was also the home to the Swiss and Chile embassy.
2006-02-04 12:19:23 PM  
Well, the Swedish embassy was in the same building as the Danish one, so that's gone, too. Smooth move, guys.
2006-02-04 12:20:00 PM  
The important thing is that we all engage in finger-pointing and do not try to understand what is taking place.
2006-02-04 12:20:03 PM  

First one is real, second one is shopped. Snopes really needs to get on the ball, the fake ones are being passed around very quickly.
2006-02-04 12:20:23 PM  
Islam is violent! Islam is violent! Neener neener nee-ner!!

/goes back to reading Deus lo Volt
2006-02-04 12:21:04 PM  
Azu: First one is real, second one is shopped. Snopes really needs to get on the ball, the fake ones are being passed around very quickly.

I see it. The photohopped letters are a darker shade of black.
2006-02-04 12:22:00 PM  
Would it be appropriate to depict the prophet Mohammed shaking his head at these idiots and calling them asshats, or would that just spark World War III?

I understand Islam feels caricatures of the prophet are profane. It certainly isn't the most idiotic rule amongst the various organized religions. But come on. Can these people find no middle ground between righteous indignation and setting buildings on fire?
2006-02-04 12:22:59 PM  
Illiterate 8th century jihadist inbreds. Holding humanity down to their level of incomprehension and intolerance.
2006-02-04 12:23:00 PM  
That's it. I say embargo their entire country. No one in or out - no flights, no food, no water. Station a soldier every 15 feet around their entire country. Station an anti-aircraft gun every 2 miles. These freaks do not deserve to participate in the international community, so FARK THEM!!!
2006-02-04 12:23:17 PM  

Does Norway have tactical nukes?

Denmark had during the cold war; they just were stored just across the obrder to germany, next to a danish AFB.
2006-02-04 12:23:32 PM  

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2006-02-04 12:23:46 PM  
Come on guys, it is just a small percentage of Muslims who are doing these acts. The rest of them are outraged just like you and I are, and are telling the rest of the world not to judge their entire religion based on a handful of extremists.

/oh, nevermind, no they aren't
//organized religions make Jesus sad
///If God exists, it is the non-religious who don't hate, cause violence, etc. that he likes the best.
2006-02-04 12:24:42 PM  
The U.S., being the country freedom in the west has depended upon for the past hundred years, need to get their act together and join the debate on the RIGHT side.
2006-02-04 12:25:12 PM  
Alex Chilton: The important thing is that we all engage in finger-pointing and do not try to understand what is taking place.

Well according to Islamic law realistic depictions of Prophets are prohibited and caricature of Prophets is profane. I can see why there are Muslims who are upset (although since the cartoon's weren't done by a Muslim it isn't like Islamic law applies.) Granted the cartoons are in poor taste. None of that excuses protestors burning down embassies and getting violent.
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