February 20, 2006
Confusion within Idiocy
There seems to be some disagreement within the ranks of Radical Islam as to whether or not to continue rioting over the Danish cartoons depicting Mohammed. Amazingly enough it appears as though some elements of Radical Islam are not on the same page. What a shame.
"We should try to cool down the situation. We do not support any violence," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said during a visit to Brussels today. Meanwhile, in Pakistan, radical Islamic leaders are calling for an increase in the scope and intensity of these "Prophet Drawings" protests.
Apparently at least some, within the command structure of Iran, possess adequate brainpower to realize that encouraging protests, which result in the deaths of their own population, is not a beneficial policy. However, in other Muslim countries the violence and rioting continues with seemingly increased vigor. At this point, the riots have claimed the lives of 45 people, most of which were Muslims, I imagine. And three days ago, a Pakistani cleric announced a $1 million bounty for the killing of the cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad caricatures.
This is pure insanity, and only goes to isolate radical Islam as utterly unreasonable, undeniably violent, and therefore exceedingly dangerous. At this point, it is abundantly clear that the phrase "peaceful coexistence" and "radical Islam" are mutually exclusive terms. Also, as long as these irrational “protests” occur it only lends credence to the theory that we are dealing with a people (in radical Islam) who are profoundly unenlightened and intellectually primitive.
I point this out not to insult, but rather to illuminate, with the earnest hope that the appropriate steps will be taken to combat our enemies, both foreign and domestic.