Only Silence and Surrender


…So, what should happen to someone who jokes about islam?

The question was simple, the answer, direct: You joke about Islam, we will kill you.

When asked, Jon Stewart had no comment. Bill Maher, who frequently ridicules Christianity, would not even acknowledge the question.

What is the matter with these people? Are they frightened for their safety? Reluctant to offend? When did comedy begin shrinking from the offensive? Have we done this before with any other group? Are even the funny men succumbing to dhimmitude – submission to Muslim law in exchange for security and peace?

So it would seem.

…so what exactly should happen when someone jokes about Islam?

… “First he should be warned. But if he continues and he goes too far with Islam, then, according to Islam, he must die.”

Well. Good we got that cleared up.

This, at least, explains the response to the Danish cartoons last year, when protests devolved into riots from Syria to Copenhagen, from Paris to Teheran. But no reasonable person would agree that it makes sense – or has a place in contemporary society.

Abigail Esman takes a critical look at The Netherlands through the eyes of comedy team of Ewout and Etienne. Her conclusion: if the goal of the murderers of Theo Van Gogh was to silence anyone from being critical of islam, “then Bouyeri [van Gogh’s murderer] certainly succeeded.” Read it all at Ummah News Links

10 Responses

  1. Nuke

    I have a friend who is a senior editor at the BBC. They held a meeting of all the editorial staff to decide whether to show the now infamous cartoons. They decided not to principally because they feared for the safety of BBC staff at Shepherd’s Bush.

    The killers of Theo van Gogh made a very powerful point.

    Have added your blog to my roll. Would appreciate the same. thanks

  2. thanks for stopping by Pommygranate.

  3. I think Hirsy Ali madea good point when she said (paraphrase) it sin’t about the limits of freedom of speech, but what you do when you get there – do you go to court or behead the person.

  4. do you go to court or behead the person….well thats easy…off with the head!..Barbarians dont do “court”…great post Nuke and great question indeed!

  5. Do you think the push to “honor Islam” is going to go away any time soon? Just imagine what power Islam will have in the U.S. after Hillary/Obama, Pelosie and Reid run the country.

  6. When asked, Jon Stewart had no comment. Bill Maher, who frequently ridicules Christianity, would not even acknowledge the question.

    What is the matter with these people? Are they frightened for their safety? Reluctant to offend? When did comedy begin shrinking from the offensive? Have we done this before with any other group? Are even the funny men succumbing to dhimmitude – submission to Muslim law in exchange for security and peace?

    So it would seem.

    No, Nuke, i don’t believe that they are frightened for their safety, at least I personally don’t think that this is the main drive behind this weird incongruency. The comedians are, for the most part, part of the vast army of the politically-driven media and they have to fall in with the cultural milieu or they basically won’t get past first base.
    Where does this majority of the media/hollywood world stand on Islamic extremism? Well, that’s something that’s being broadly posted about all over the net.
    I saw you on pommygranate by the way and also on pommygranate I posted this which sums up my take on it. I’ll copy and paste it here:
    you have to question the rationale behind the inactivity of the political elite…and the inproportionate responses to one issue and not to another…you and i have an instant emotional reaction to hearing that a woman had her head bashed so violently that her teeth were shattered, but there has been no activist response…why is this? well to me, it’s as clear as the nose on your face that it’s all politically driven…i.e. which particular cause is going to further the agendas and which ones aren’t…because it’s certainly not driven by emotional response
    BTW, I have a very new blogsite that you can link to above. I’ll add you to mine and if you like mine, I would appreciate the same. Cheers.

  7. Thanks for your comments, Dee. It’s a real pleasure to add your blog to the roll!
    Regards,
    Nuke

  8. They rail about Christians, and demean them in every manner possible, because they know most true Christians would never assault them physically.
    The Islamist, they will plant a knife in your chest, or chop your head off. Of course they are afraid they would be attacked.

  9. Of course they are afraid they would be attacked.

    oh i’m sure there are those who are afraid…but the liberals aren’t particulary attacking others either…there are lots of forces causing mayhem in today’s world and there’s not a word about those…or very little…think of the african tin pot dictators…if they care so much about the starving in africa, why aren’t they doing something about them? and what about the torture that goes on under China? actually they don’t give a hoot about what doesn’t threaten their agenda…i think they’re threatened by Christians…i work with a guy who is always knocking Christians…i asked him if he thought they should just all be taken out and shot since he feels so strongly and he thought for a minute and answered, seriously, no, just marginalised…keep them on the outside…now that’s the true spirit behind this anti-Christian garbage and whatever it is isn’t particularly threatened in their planned agenda by the radical Islamists…just my take

  10. Some of it could be, I suppose, rage that a group of people have another set of life styles with actual moral values and kids that aren’t in rehab and yet seem to be happy anyway. How can this be? They are eeevil!

    The sort of rage that people that have made incredibly poor choices in life have for people that have busted their butts getting an education and moving up a corporate ladder or starting their own businesses and putting in 14 hour days 7 days a week for years and then have the temerity to reward themselves with a nice house, vehicle, etc. (How dare they! They should be paying higher taxes to support the “less fortunate” that did not believe in busting their butts.)

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