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There is a reason we call Muslim mau-mau-ers the Religion of Perpetual Outrage. They will never give up until you give in. Three years after the Mohammed Cartoon conflagration, the grievance-mongers are still trying to extract contrition out of the Danes and others who stood up for the West and for free speech.
Unfortunately, the ROPO bullies squeezed conciliatory remarks from Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen. He didn’t say the exact words “I’m sorry,” but he might as well have tattooed it on his forehead:
New NATO chief pledges conciliation with Muslims
Former Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday he would pay close attention to religious sensibilities in his new role as NATO chief in comments aimed at allaying Muslim concerns at his appointment.
Turkey had threatened to veto Rasmussen’s appointment over his handling of a 2006 crisis triggered by cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad in a Danish newspaper. His comments fell short of the outright apology which Turkish officials had hoped for.
“I respect Islam as one of the world’s major religions as well as its religious symbols,” Rasmussen said during a panel discussion at an Istanbul conference aimed at building bridges between the Muslim world and the West…
…”I was deeply distressed that the cartoons were seen by many Muslims as an attempt by Denmark to mark and insult or behave disrespectively toward Islam or the Prophet Mohammad. Nothing could be further from my mind,” Rasmussen said…
…”During my tenure as the secretary general of NATO I will pay close attention to the religious and cultural sensibilities of the different communities that populate our increasingly pluralistic and globalized world,” Rasmussen said.
How about telling the thugs to start paying attention to the sensibilities of civilized people who don’t wage riots, murder people, and issue death threats over cartoons?
How about a reminder of the cultural insensitivities of the Mo mob to tolerance and free speech?
And how about a reminder of the manufactured pretext that fanned the flames? Remember:
The rage was manufactured pretext. The cartoons had been published four months earlier with little fanfare. It wasn’t until a delegation of instigating Danish imams toured Egypt with the cartoons—plus a few inflammatory fake ones including an old image of a French hog-calling contest participant deceptively portrayed as “anti-Muslim”—that the fire started burning. Think the mainstream media will remember that? Not likely. They fell for the ruse and were slow to acknowledge it after American bloggers and Danish television exposed the scheme.
What was really behind Cartoon Rage? Muslim bullies were attempting to pressure Denmark over the International Atomic Energy Agency’s decision to report Iran to the UN Security Council for continuing with its nuclear research program. The chairmanship of the council was passing to Denmark at the time…
…Alas, Western journalists, analysts, and apologists were too clouded by their cowardice and conciliation to see through the smoke. More than 800 were injured in the ensuing riots and 130 people paid with their lives. The innocents included Italian Catholic priest Andrea Santoro, who was shot to death in Turkey on Feb. 5 by a teenage boy enraged by the illustrations. The Muslim gunman shouted “Allahu Akbar!” as he murdered Father Santoro while the priest knelt praying in his church. Several brave moderate Muslim editors who stood up to the madness were jailed, fined, and convicted of crimes related to insulting Islam.
Allahpundit raises a good question about our president’s role in NATO chief Rasmussen’s supplication to Turkish leaders: What did Obama do and when did he do it?
You will not hear a staunch, clear defense of Western values from the President of the United States on this fundamental issue of liberty vs. tyranny, to borrow Mark Levin’s phrase. Obama’s Bow –like Bush’s hand-holding and sword-dancing with the Wahabbis — is just the tip of the submission iceberg.
Does Rasmussen’s groveling or Obama’s silence speak for you? Literal and figurative curtsies to the Mo mob? Not in my name!
Poligazette weighs in on Rasmussen’s political apology.
Update: Obama assuages the Muslim world…
President Barack Obama says the United States is not at war with Islam.
The U.S. president is trying to mend fences with a Muslim world that felt it had been blamed by America for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Speaking in Muslim-dominated Turkey, Obama acknowledged that relations between the United States and the Muslim world has been strained. So he said, “Let me say this as clearly as I can: The United States is not at war with Islam.”
And then he said:
But we will not forget 9/11 or WTC 1993 or the USS Cole bombing or Madrid or London or Bali or the Khobar Towers or the African embassy bombings or the Millenium plot or the NYC landmarks plot. And we will not turn a blind eye toward the misery that the sharia enforcers have caused around the world. The United States is not at war with Islam. But Islam’s warriors remain hell-bent on destroying our way of life. And that, let me say this as clearly as I can, will not stand.
In your dreams.
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