Sunday, February 05, 2006

Still not a religion of peace

Ah, more "peaceful" Islamists (from MSNBC news):

Thousands of Muslims rampaged Sunday in Beirut, setting fire to the Danish Embassy, burning Danish flags and lobbing stones at a Maronite Catholic church as violent protests spread over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Troops fired bullets into the air and used tear gas and water cannons to push the crowds back after a small group of Islamic extremists tried to break through the security barrier outside the embassy.

Demonstrators attacked policemen with stones and set fire to several fire engines, witnesses said. Black smoke was seen billowing from the area. Security officials said at least 18 people were injured, including policemen, fire fighters and protesters. Witnesses saw at least 10 people taken away by ambulance.

For complete story see here.

This is over a series of cartoons, for heaven's sakes. I'm guessing these "protesters" aren't very familiar with the concept of an independent press. The Danish government had nothing to do with the publishing of these cartoons. Free speech can be very inconvenient for some people. Remember the "Piss Christ" painting that was subsidized by the NEA some years ago? I don't remember Christian mobs vandalizing U.S. property.

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