Ultima Thule

In ancient times the northernmost region of the habitable world - hence, any distant, unknown or mysterious land.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Forget inviting angels to dinner if you own a dog

By Aussiegirl

Judging from this article on the history of the depiction of Muhammad, it looks like there's a lot of hypocrisy in the cartoon storm that Muslims have generated. This article just strengthens my idea that this whole campaign is probably a coordinated and deliberate move for political gain. By the way, my title comes from this quote from the article: "Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture." So I guess if you happen to own a picture of a dog, you're really in deep Islamic doo-doo.

World news from The Times and the Sunday Times - Times Online

DESPITE the outcry, the Danish cartoons of Muhammad are just the latest in a long line of depictions of the Muslim prophet, both in the West and in Islamic countries. From Ottoman religious icons to market stalls in Iran, from the US Supreme Court building to the South Park cartoon, Muhammad has been frequently portrayed in flattering and unflattering lights.


At 10:38 AM, Blogger TJW said...

Aussiegirl I truly think you are onto something here and all of the end-game scenarios I can think of are rather frightening. This ridiculous cartoon mess should lay to rest the idiotic notion that Islam is a religion of respect and peace hijacked by extremists. Its mainstream is just as psychotic as the worst of the bunch.

Islam has proven repeatedly to be a religion of oppression as frightening to most westerners as the old Soviet Union. The passage below (from the Times article) shows just how extreme they are willing to be in order to oppress personal freedom, independent thought, and individual expression all in the name of god, and under the boot of the fanatics who control this religion.

“Taken with the Koran’s injunctions on respect for the Prophet, these sayings mean, in strict Islamic interpretation, that any representation of any living thing is forbidden. Essential illustrations in academic textbooks might, for example, show a cow but with the head missing.

Technically, the rulings also forbid photographs of family members in the home, video cameras and mobile picture phones. The rulings remain the subject of intense debate in Islamic scholarly circles.”


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