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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

You've proven the point already

And almost two weeks later it's still going on. Regarding violent riots in Pakistan where businesses were burned down, and people were killed. From the New York Times:

Incensed protestors in Peshawar burnt the Danish flag and effigies of the Danish prime minister while chanting "Death to Denmark."

Local officials said one person was killed there due to electrocution, but news reports said the man was killed by a power cable that snapped from gunfire by protestors. Local media also reported that an 8-year-old child was killed by a bullet shot to the head.

Akram Khan Durrani, the chief minister of the Northwestern Frontier Province, which includes Peshawar, condemned the violent riots but sympathized with the spirit of the protests. "Protest is a democratic right', Mr. Durrani said in a televised interview, adding that "emotions of Muslims have been hurt because of the cartoons."

"The people behind the cartoons are the biggest terrorists. The government of Denmark should have taken them under arrest. They have incited the emotions of Muslims around the world," Mr. Durrani said.

So Mr. Durrani is all for Democracy unless you say something unpopular, in which case you should be put under arrest. Sounds about right for the backward, ignorant, barbaric Muslim world.

But indeed he is right about one thing. Beware a pissed-off Muslim. They have no anger management skills, and their violence is always justified by the Koran, a book which details Mohammed's rise to power through violent conquest, and the conversion of people to his "religion" at the point of a sword.

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