Muslim Violence Censors Western Media

In an excellent recent article by Bruce Bawer, author of While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within, he wrote about what happened during and shortly after the "cartoon riots." The riots were caused by some cartoons published in a Danish newspaper. The drawing to your right is one of them.

Because Islam forbids the artistic representation of people, and because the cartoon implied that Muslims might be violent, Muslims across Europe rioted violently to protest. When it was all over, 187 people were dead. Over cartoons.

But that's not all that happened. As Bawer writes:

Not a single newspaper in Britain reprinted the cartoons. And both the Swedish and Norwegian governments provided textbook cases of cowering dhimmitude. But none of that was really a surprise. What did surprise, and disappoint, me was the American political and media establishment. Both Bill Clinton and George W. Bush condemned the Jyllands-Posten cartoons out of hand. The State Department denounced them too, and only reversed itself after getting an earful from the Danish government, one of its few allies in Iraq. In the entire United States of America, exactly one major newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, reprinted the cartoons. And while the major broadcast networks, as well as CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC, reported extensively on the cartoon riots, none of them ever showed the cartoons at all.

That is outrageous. And pathetic! With that kind of cowering political correctness at work, who needs enemies? This is still America, isn't it? Land of the free? Home of the brave?

Read the whole article: Who's Sleeping More Deeply — Europe or America?


joe six-pack October 27, 2008 at 2:48 PM  

I still believe that this trend will eventually reach a point where the war will become much, much larger. Maybe we will succumb meekly. However, I still think that it will come down to a violent confrontation in the form of open warfare. I believe that it will be Islam that will start it by launching an overt attack.

Citizen Warrior October 27, 2008 at 9:02 PM  

Joe, I think you might be right. But I think it will slowly escalate. Actually it is heating up already.

The crucial element in all this is how well non-Muslims know the basic teachings of Islam. That will determine how we fight this battle, and how successful we will be with it.

Israel has been battling with Islam since the day of their existence, and still it is clear from how they deal with it most of their citizens are clueless about the basic teachings of Islam. They're not only not gaining ground, they are continually giving it away.

The knowledge and understanding of everyday citizens is the key. And you can help. Here's how.

Citizen Warrior November 22, 2008 at 6:25 PM  

In an interesting article, Flemming Rose, the editor for the Danish paper, talks about why he published those cartoons.

Anonymous August 25, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

Citizen Warrior for President!

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