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Islam annoys the West

Something strange has been happening with Islam, and the West's reaction to it.

Before 9/11, most people in the West knew little, and cared less, about Islam. It was just another exotic third world religion of no interest or importance.

Since 9/11, the West has been learning all about Islam. And it's getting a bit bored of it. It's getting bored of Islamic anger and grievances. And people are especially getting annoyed at the idea that they have to watch what they say about Islam (while they can say what they like about any other religion).

The West is a strange place. There are a lot of people who are just driven by the desire to have fun, to shock, to offend, to make jokes. I have a philosophy behind what I say, but many of these people do not. They are just used to western freedom of self-expression. And the more Islamic foreigners get offended and try to stop them, the more they will keep doing it, even escalate it.

Islam has started to annoy the hell out of the West, and millions of westerners are starting to annoy Islam in return. And they will never stop. It's a bit like Scientology. If you are Muslim, you better get used to escalating attacks on the Koran and the Prophet for decades to come.

The only way for Islam to ever have a quiet life again is to stop attacking and threatening the people who mock you. If you did this, if you ignored all attacks, and refrained from violence, eventually you would be ignored the way Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs are ignored.

But until then, a primitive, pre-modern Islam is locked into an endless exchange of abuse with shocking, tasteless, irreverant infidel Westerners. It is an exchange that Islam can only lose. If Islam wants to be free from blasphemy and mocking, it needs to disengage from the West entirely, not engage with it.

Islam annoys the West:
Topless FEMEN activists burn the black flag of jihad in front of the Great Mosque of Paris, April 3, 2013.
You've got to admit this is pretty cool.
Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images. From here.
See video.
A similar hilarious FEMEN protest is when they bowed in topless prayer in a protest at the Tunisian Embassy in Paris, June 5, 2013.

"What Islam Fears - Laughter".
Atheist Phil Hellenes reacts to a Muslim crackpot talking about the Punishment of the Grave.
"Snakes ... from Hell!"
Search for copies here and here.

Islamic religious crackpot: "And that scorpion is so much poisonous that .. there is a .. This is a true story by the way."
Phil Hellenes [laughing]: "Are you sure about all this?"

Everybody Draw Mohammed Day

From here.
Actually, this is not Mohammed, it's Jesus.
No, just kidding!
It's Moses.

From here.
This is not Mohammed either.
It's a rubber duck.

This "Non Sequitur" cartoon of 3 Oct 2010 is a play on "Where's Wally?".
From here.
It does not even feature Mohammed. And yet it was still dropped by many newspapers who normally print "Non Sequitur", for (unspoken) fear of Islamic violence.

Molly Norris

Poor Molly Norris got blamed by the Islamofascists for starting EDMD.

I understand this cartoonist's point, that Molly Norris criticised Comedy Central for backing down out of fear of Islamic violence, and then herself backed down out of fear of Islamic violence.
But I note this cartoonist does not use his real name, and his photo is not carried on posters by violent third world maniacs. So who is he to talk? He has no right to criticise Norris.

"International Burn A Koran Day"

I don't support the weirdo Florida church behind "International Burn A Koran Day". But what they do should be legal in a free society. It is no different to leftie flag burning, which should be legal.

The real story, of course, is not what the Florida church is doing. The real story (as ever) is the ludicrous threat of Islamic violence in response to this act that harms nobody.

Anti-war protesters burn the American flag outside the White House, Mar 2010.
There is no difference between this and burning the Koran.

Religious maniacs in Afghanistan explain how burning the Koran is wrong by ... burning the American flag!
They chant "Death to America". Death! For a book!
It is obvious who are the real lunatics here.

Koran or Bible burning can make some sense:
Here, American Louis Rose in Mar 2006 burns the flag, the Constitution, the Bible and the Koran, in order to make an intelligent point about free speech.

Australian atheist Alex Stewart smokes pages from the Bible and Koran.
He rates the Bible's pages better than the Koran's for smoking.
Sharia in Australia: His university threatens to sack him, confirming what Daniel Pipes said about universities as "Islands of Repression in a Sea of Freedom".

Now that's funny.
From here.

Stoner foils Koran burning

A stoner leftie counter-protester, Jacob Isom, foiled a Koran burning in Amarillo, Texas, 11 Sept 2010, giving birth to a hilarious, nonsensical music video.

The video, "Dude, You have no Quran!"
There are now t-shirts and facebook fan photos.

An interview with Jacob Isom shows that, contrary to appearances, he is no freedom-loving anarchist. He is a statist who thinks the government should control people's speech.
About the plan to burn a Koran he says: "I decided I'd go with [a friend] to try and stop the guy, cos we shouldn't let that happen here, cos we just don't let people step on people's religion here in this country".
Speak for yourself, you freedom-hating statist control freak.

If You Burn Their Book, They Will Burn Human Beings

Protester against Koran burning at the above event in Amarillo, Texas, 11 Sept 2010.
Screenshot from this video.
Of course, the people burning Korans are not burning people.
Whereas the people threatening violence if Korans are burned are burning people.
For example, I am sure the well-meaning protester is totally unaware of this kind of thing: The placard should really read: "IF YOU BURN THEIR BOOK, THEY WILL BURN HUMAN BEINGS", which doesn't give quite the same message.

Florida pastor Terry Jones finally burns the Koran, Mar 2011

The Florida pastor didn't even burn the Koran in 2010. Yet Islamic religious maniacs still went mad with threats and violence.

When he finally burnt it in 2011, they saw this as a new excuse to kill innocent people.

Another day, another story confirming the worst stereotypes about Islam.
Think of the millions of non-Muslim jaws dropping open in horror, disbelief and disgust as they read this headline around the world today.
Front cover of Daily Telegraph, 2 Apr 2011.

Is Terry Jones responsible for Islamic violence?

Joe Klein of TIME, 1 Apr 2011, blames the Florida pastor for violence committed by other people!
He says blasphemy is the same as murder!
I knew there was a reason why I never linked to a Joe Klein article.

Andrew Klavan's "How to Behave During an Islamic Massacre" attacks Joe Klein and Lindsey Graham.

All western behaviour should be designed so as not to offend these people.

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