Muslims don't like cartoons.
Muslim women don't like cartoons either.
Or glass apparently.
I know that the ideas of freedom of the press, political cartoons and religious satire are big in the West. We have the "Jesus Is My Homeboy" t-shirts and all of that (which actually would be offensive to Muslims as well) but some ideas take time.
However an juvenile humorless cartoon of Mohammed as a terrorist in the age of global media was not a good idea. Muslims do have the Internet.
Bad timing Europe, bad timing.
Unfunny cartoon they printed
Better cartoon they didn't print
Here are some things that Muslims should be mad about.
- In the Philippines, 73 were killed during a stampede at the site of a popular game show. Someone yelled out "There's a bomb" and being that this was a Muslim country, people ran.
- From Egypt ferry story,
Other survivors described a tense standoff between the captain and many on the ship, as passengers and even some crew members began demanding the ship be turned around and return to Saudi Arabia as smoke poured out of the lower deck.
"By midnight there was serious fire on the bottom and smoke rising up to the fourth floor, and they kept saying we have control over the situation.," said Nabil Taghyan, 27, who survived by wearing a life jacket and boarding an inflatable raft.
Despite pleas to turn back, the captain insisted it would be better to steam ahead to Safaga, Mr. Taghyan said.
Mr. Taghyan said he ultimately saw the captain and crew flee using the lifeboats, while some passengers in life jackets tried to hang on to the ship and the debris. "The captain took the first speed boat, even though he should go last," Mr. Taghyan said. "There was yelling and screaming and people dying and there were people dead in their life vests, and there were huge waves."
I'm sure something in those two stories warranted a good burning.
Remember, Start Snitching loves ya Islam!
Oh, and if last week's prison break wasn't enough, the mastermind behind the U.S.S. Cole attack has escaped.
Those Osama tapes got Arabs crunk!