Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Arab League chief says cartoons part of anti-Islam battle
AMMAN - Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa on Monday considered the Prophet Mohammed’s cartoons as part of a “battle against Islam” rather than a symptom of conflict among civilizations, and urged Arab parliamentarians to put pressure on the United Nations to come up with a “strict” solution to this problem.
“I don’t think the issue pertains to an inter-civilization conflict. We have to mention the issue in its real perspective - it is a battle against Islam,” Mussa said at the opening session of the Arab Parliamentary Union (APU) conference at the Dead Sea resort in Jordan.
I just can't figure out whether these words were actually said by Amr Mousa or by the radical imam of the mosque in the slum outside Cairo. Mousa's comments will only add to the radicalism we're suffocating from and fuel the all-the-world-wants-to-destroy-Islam conspiracy that 99.99% of the people believe in.
And what kind of "strict" punishments does he want? Burn the cartoonists at stake? Well, Mr. Mousa, Europe left that history behind and they won't return back to it just to appease you (ummmmmm I hope they won't!).
Amr Mousa knows he is popular in the region because of his big mouth. Yet his big mouth will only keep us in this terrible abyss of stupidity and ignorance.