If the Muslims are so offended by cartoons, why are they looking at them?
I am never suprised at the manufactured outrage of the ignorant and uneducated. The pretend outrage of educated people is another story. To hear educated Muslim pundits saying that they are outraged, is pathetic and just shows how manipulative the Muslims are. How long will it take to get the Left to realize how they are being used by a people that want to behave in ways a true liberal humanist should find repulsive and utterly unacceptable. The western left would not accept such behavior in a people that looked like them. How on earth can a scrap of paper and ink be of any importance, when Muslims are dying by the hundreds at the hands of other Muslims. This another example of the new habit of giving too much importance to people's feelings. If the main problem of Islam is that it's followers are obsessed with the idea of honor, it does the west no good to grant importance to that obsession. Much of the problems between Palestine and Israel have to do with the Arabs sense of honor being violated. During the first Gulf War, I remember Saddam Hussein's minister Tarik Aziz became insensed when Bush Sr. made a statement to the effect that he went to meet with Saddam, but Saddam wouldn't dance. Minister Aziz said that that statement was the same as Bush calling Saddam a prostitute Male dancers in Arabs countries often are prostitutes. Of course Bush Sr. meant it in an entirely different way. If the Arabs want to deal in the big world, they have to forget about the old way of thinking and get with the modern world.