I have to comment on this.
KARACHI, Pakistan – About 5,000 children chanting “Hang those who insulted the prophet” rallied in Pakistan’s largest city on Tuesday in the latest protest in the Islamic nation against the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.The children, ages 8 to 12, burned a coffin draped in U.S., Israeli and Danish flags at a traffic intersection in the port city of Karachi as police in riot gear looked on.
Is there anyone out there who believes that these children were not directed by adults to engage in this protest. Is there anyone out there who wonders what kind of tolerance is being taught to these children. Is there anyone out there who wonders why US and Israeli flags are included at a rally to protest Danish cartoons.
“The rally was organized by Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan’s largest Islamic group. The children, some wearing school uniforms and headbands emblazoned with “God is great,” were released from schools to take part.”
Don’t misunderstand. The people who are organizing these protests are very intelligent and following a plan.
“Jamaat-e-Islami is part of a radical coalition of six Islamic parties that has rallied Muslims throughout Pakistan in recent weeks against the cartoons despite bans on protests in some cities.
Opposition lawmaker Liaqat Baluch, deputy secretary-general of the coalition, on Tuesday welcomed the European Union’s first statement on the controversy.
EU foreign ministers said Monday they regretted the cartoons were “considered offensive” by Muslims around the world after first appearing in a Danish newspaper in September.
But Baluch demanded an apology from Denmark, saying it “has not so far acknowledged its mistake.”
Baluch also said a “line should be drawn” between freedom of expression â€” the justification newspapers gave for reproducing the drawings, which Muslims consider blasphemous â€” and actions that offend cultural sensitivities.
“A freedom of expression that destroys world peace is against basic human rights,” he said.”
I have had enough of this. I am up to here with these comments and the crocodile tears. Until they get their own house in order I haven’t a thing to say to them about this. The Pak Tribune links to David Duke. Should I start stockpiling logs and lighter fluid. They have a number of cartoons that I find offensive, should I grab my friends and start running amok in the streets.
This is just so hypocritical.