The Eternal Flame of Muslim Outrage

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Shhhhhhh, we’re told. Don’t protest the Ground Zero mosque. Don’t burn a Koran. It’ll imperil the troops. It’ll inflame tensions. The “Muslim world” will “explode” if it does not get its way, warns sharia-peddling imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Pardon my national security-threatening impudence, but when is the “Muslim world” not ready to “explode”?

At the risk of provoking the ever-volatile Religion of Perpetual Outrage, let us count the little-noticed and forgotten ways.

Just a few months ago in Kashmir, faithful Muslims rioted over what they thought was a mosque depicted on underwear sold by street vendors. The mob shut down businesses and clashed with police over the blasphemous skivvies. But it turned out there was no need for Allah’s avengers to get their holy knickers in a bunch. The alleged mosque was actually a building resembling London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral. A Kashmiri law enforcement official later concluded the protests were “premeditated and organized to vitiate the atmosphere.”

Indeed, art and graphics have an uncanny way of vitiating the Muslim world’s atmosphere. In 1994, Muslims threatened German supermodel Claudia Schiffer with death after she wore a Karl Lagerfeld-designed dress printed with a saying from the Koran. In 1997, outraged Muslims forced Nike to recall 800,000 shoes because they claimed the company’s “Air” logo looked like the Arabic script for “Allah.” In 1998, another conflagration spread over Unilever’s ice cream logo — which Muslims claimed looked like “Allah” if read upside-down and backward (can’t recall what they said it resembled if you viewed it with 3D glasses).

Even more explosively, in 2002, an al-Qaida-linked jihadist cell plotted to blow up Bologna, Italy’s Church of San Petronio because it displayed a 15th century fresco depicting Mohammed being tormented in the ninth circle of Hell. For years, Muslims had demanded that the art come down. Counterterrorism officials in Europe caught the would-be bombers on tape scouting out the church and exclaiming, “May Allah bring it all down. It will all come down.”

That same year, Nigerian Muslims stabbed, bludgeoned or burned to death 200 people in protest of the Miss World beauty pageant — which they considered an affront to Allah. Contest organizers fled out of fear of inflaming further destruction. When Nigerian journalist Isioma Daniel joked that Mohammed would have approved of the pageant and that “in all honesty, he would probably have chosen a wife from among them,” her newspaper rushed to print three retractions and apologies in a row.

It didn’t stop Muslim vigilantes from torching the newspaper’s offices. A fatwa was issued on Daniel’s life by a Nigerian official in the sharia-ruled state of Zamfara, who declared that “the blood of Isioma Daniel can be shed. It is abiding on all Muslims wherever they are to consider the killing of the writer as a religious duty.” Daniel fled to Norway.

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  • Islam hating kafir

    It is thrilling my heart to read all of the anti-Islamic comments. I remember reading the Koran about 35 years ago and found that all it was about was their prophet Mo's pedophilia, murdering, plundering and thieving. I despise the Muslim religion and do not trust anyone who claims to be one. There is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. If it came down to a choice between Islam and protecting America, who do you think the moderate Muslim would side with? They are taught to use sublety and lies in their efforts to subdue non-Muslims; and don't let anyone tell you that 'jihad' is some kind of inner struggle, it still means to subdue the infidels by any force necessary. As the percentage of them increase here in the U.S. they will cause more and more trouble.
    Although I'm usually a courteous and polite person, in the last few years whenever I'm in the presence of Muslims (males or females) I show them no respect. I detest everything about them.

  • Iranian Dissident

    I am against insulting other people's sacred symbols because I know first hand what pain it inflicts.

    The Islamic Republic in Iran burned shipments of Jewish-Christian Bibles back in May-June of 2010, as reported in Farsi language Iranian government linked web sites back then.
    Unfortunately these extremists know what kind of pain they inflict and that is exactly why they do it. They are in the business of humiliating and destroying people who have different beliefs.
    Destroying the 1500 Buddha Statues in Afghanistan, burning Flags of other countries and etc…. are done for the same reason.

    Go to this link for the news:
    http://www.urbanchristiannews.com/ucn/2010/06/ira

  • badaboo

    The good pastor , missed a golden opportunity this weekend , he had the media hooked and standing by , waiting for the infamous act , the entire world watching ……..an in the "hour of the burning " , he could have toosed the lighter fluid away ,announcing that he will not BURN the koran , rather but READ it and EXPOSE it .
    … and his congregants could have paraded LARGE placards with the koranic verses , Suras numbered for accuracy , and began a weekend of reading the koran publicly ….in the face of the muslims and right in the face of the world .
    Yup , a golden opportunity was missed , perhaps someone will pick up the gauntelet and proceed with what is the first step .

  • badaboo

    ….after all , every one already knows that muslims persecute , denigrate and destroy all that is not islam , and exposing the koran would provide undeniable PROOF , that all that we see around the globe in the behavior of muslims , is EXACTLY what their book prescribes , and they are following it to the letter .

  • badaboo

    P.S. all through history , great men , noteworthy ,famous , reasonable men , civilised and intelligent men , have had exactly the same reaction to the koran , once having read it ….and it is the same today .

  • dhimminology

    Great article by Michelle!
    Although I don't agree with the Floridan pastor's METHOD(i.e. burning the Quran), that act would not have caused any physical harm or death. Freedom of speech and conscience allows that. That Muslims threatened and some resorted to violence at any criticism(however slight!) of their religion reveal how intolerant they are to freedom of speech and conscience. Muslim apologists and 'moderates' have used religious freedom in the West to covertly strengthen their presence and influence there while slowly undermining the beliefs of non-Muslims. For me, a non-Muslim living in a Muslim country, I know how evil the 'religion' of Islam is. The West better wake up before it's too late(I think it's too late for Western Europe – their leaders are the most corrupted communists!).

  • dhimminology

    Anyway, Quran burning which is NON-LIFE-THREATENING and DOES NOT LEAD TO PHYSICAL INJURY is nothing compared to an incident where Christians in Indonesia were attacked leading to physical harm. Although those injured 'did not have life-threatening injuries' – the intent to physically harm and maim and maybe kill is evident. It occurred even as our Floridan pastor retracted from buring the Quran. Here's the article:-
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM

  • JacksonPearson

    Islam is at war with the world…when people finally internalize that rational, then, and only then will they understand the evil that's being perpetrated!

  • LeeSouthend

    Read then burn it.
    The Koran is a short read so a couple of lunch breaks should do it.
    Now that Iv read this devil script, Im alot more confident in holding the dhimmies to account when I hear there lies then I was when I just took other peoples word for what it said.
    Read the Koran! Burn the Koran! Throw shoes at the followers of the Koran!

  • Pyriel

    Personally, I think it's time for all out Genocide of the Muslims. Their Empire has grown too far and they have infiltrated too much. They commit the most horrendous atrocities in the name of their false religion, even worse then the Christians of the Crusades and the Nazis of WW2 Germany. They are nothing but scum and I would urge everyone to burn all the qurans they find, tear down their mosques, and get anyone who is muslim out of power will all the force they can muster. It is time to FIGHT BACK PEOPLE!!!!!

  • David

    FU** YOU ALL.