quote:Originally posted by kresge:
Like Black Viking, I am not anti-PC, but I am anti-censorship. Whether or not I find the comic offensive, I think that a publication has the right to print it and I believe that individuals have the right to protest against it non-violently.
This is one of the problems with Western Media and its Johnny come lately reporting and its refusal to state truth when it is widely known. Most men and women in America and some of you on this forum believe that these protest just started a few weeks ago, and started off violently. These cartoons as most articles have noted were first published in September, the protest against these cartoons began then. The protest were all peaceful, the Danish Muslim community wrote letters, Muslim leaders asked to meet with the Danish Prime Minister when he refused there was a grassroot boycott of Danish products, this happen from September through January. In response to these non-violent and peaceful protest the European newspaper communty responded by printing the cartoons over in several Newspaper, basically saying to the non-violent protestors "go to hell". This is when all hell broke loose, the peaceful means to getting a response was ignored thus the Muslim world turned to the only thing White folk seem to understand Violence.
Now that you know the truth what is your response, is it still the same, do you see the violence in the same light? peaceful protest were tried for nearly five months but white folk don't understand anything bt violence, so the response has turned to that.