from a kerala-born academic in the us
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>THE CARTOON CRISIS
> Dr. Babu Suseelan
>Over the past few weeks, Muslim fundamentalists around the world have
>engaged in angry street protests, violence, looting, bombing and arson over
>a series of cartoons published in a Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
>Radical Muslims have organized demonstrations around the world demanding an
>apology from the Danish government. Denmark's Prime Minister defended the
>paper's right to publish the cartoons on free-speech grounds.
>In a show of solidarity with Jyllands-Posten, newspapers throughout Europe
>ran the cartoons. Jihadi Muslims began rioting, looting, bombing, burning
>buses and Embassies in Pakistan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Indonesia, India,
>Iran and Saudi Arabia. In Libya and Lebanon, radical Muslims torched
>Danish, Norwegian and Italian Consulates. Several people were killed in
>Libya. In India, a Muslim state Minister offered 10 million dollars for any
>one who can behead the cartoonist. In Hydrabad, India several Hindu temples
>were attached. In Iran, the fundamentalist Islamic government offered
>prizes for a cartoon contest for drawing anti-Jewish cartoons.
>The cartoon crisis, most certainly is a small issue, which has been blown
>up by Jihadi Muslims. As usual, the phony liberals and Communist Fascists
>have come up with some grotesque root cause theories of Islamist violence.
>Their hidden agenda is to regulate freedom of expression and condone Jihadi
>carnage on the streets. Pseudo liberals and left over leftists who suffer
>from cognitive disorder should realize that civilized societies couldn't
>function with phony, meaningless root cause theories.
>To blame the cartoonist is to ignore the true nature of Islam and its
>fundamentalist ideology. The heart of the issue is the destructive,
>dysfunctional, dualistic, non-compromising belief system that binds Muslims
>around the world. Motivates and pre-planned crimes against free society is
>an outgrowth of the philosophy of intolerance, hostility and oppression
>inherent in Islamic dogma and the harsh teaching in the Quran. The terror
>tactics, intimidation, violence and street mayhem are not unprecedented in
>Islamic history. Beheading, torturing, kidnapping, hijacking, bombing, and
>violence are not alien to Jihadi Muslims. In Surah 2:191, Allah orders
>Muhammad to kill his opponents "Kill them wherever you find them, and drive
>them out from wherever they drove you out....". In Surah 9:29, Allah tells
>Muhammad to fight the people of the Book, "Fight those who do not believe
>in God and the last day...and fight people of the Book, who do not accept
>the religion of truth (Islam) until they pay tribute by hand, being
>The cartoon controversy is much more than freedom of speech. The violence
>perpetuated by radical Muslims is not for freedom of expression, democracy,
>religious rights or pluralism. Islam does not believe in freedom of
>expression or religious tolerance. Surah 3:85 states "If anyone defies a
>religion other than Islam, never will it be accepted of him, and in the
>hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost" The real issue is
>about fundamentalist Islam, the closed Arabic dogma disguised as religion.
>Muslim fanatics whose ambition is to silence the free voice of
>non-believers deliberately created the cartoon crisis. The real issue is
>not the cartoons or the violent response by Islamists but the obscurantism
>of the Islamic fundamentalists.
>Cartoon or no cartoon, Jihadis will manufacture reasons to wage Jihad war
>against non-believers. The existence of Kaafirs (infidels) is enough cause
>for making Jihad war in Islamic countries. Muslim fanatics never wait for
>any cause. Any triumphed up cause is good enough to start a war against
>non-believers. There is nothing with in Islamic preaching that encourages
>peaceful resolution of controversial issues. There is nothing in Quranic
>teaching that endorse pluralism, democracy, human rights, and freedom of
>expression. Muslims are directed to adhere to the dictates of Islam
>wherever they are. The philosophical differences between democratic
>societies and Islam are the root cause of the current cartoon crisis and
>the subsequent violence. These perpetual, non-compromising doctrinal
>differences routinely incite Muslim fanatics to slaughter non-Muslims.
>Muslims take advantage of freedom that accorded to them in democratic
>societies. They deny freedom for non-believers in their own countries. They
>exploit democracy, secularism, kindness, liberal law, human rights and
>compassion of free societies. Islam forbids assimilation with people of
>other creeds or civilization. But they are clever in exploiting freedom and
>democracy for their own advantages. Muslims have legal redress in
>democratic nations that they deny to non-believers. Life is a constant
>humiliation and hardship for non-Muslims in Islamic nations.
>By promoting phony root cause theories of Jihadi terrorism, the pseudo
>liberals are not only promoting addictive thinking of fanatic Muslims but
>also creates barriers to their recovery from fundamentalism. Albert
>Einstein said, "The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the
>people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about
>it". Although instant solutions to Jihadi terrorism and violence don't
>exist, we can make gradual changes and develop solutions only when we
>overcome our denial.
>The will to build a better future for our society depends on our ability to
>make changes in the minds of those who are absorbed in primitive fantasies
>world conquest. We should not bargain our future by submitting to the
>Islamic culture of narcissism. If our resistance to the utopian absolutism
>fails, there will be nothing in store for us to defend our freedom.