Cartoons Are Purposefully Exaggerated By Muslim Conspirators
As good as Tim Rutten's column on the Muslim cartoon controversy was in the L.A. Times Calendar section Saturday, Feb. 4, it did omit the discovery by Steve Emerson, the U.S. terrorist expert, that the original Danish cartoons on the Prophet Mohammed were exaggerated horribly by a team of Muslim conspirators before they achieved such notoriety.
Between September, when the cartoons first appeared, and this past week, when thugs from the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad burned down the Danish and Norwegian embassies in Damascus, these people circulated cartoons that extended the insult and excerbated feelings among many Muslims. They showed, among other things, Mohammed with the head of a pig.
This is what the War on Terror increasingly is all about, an attempt on the part of the worst fanatics to build religious tensions to the point there will be an explosion of cataclysmic proportions. They want to complete Hitler's work.
The situation in the world is alarming. As the UN battles ineffectively to curtail dangerous Iranian nuclear aspirations, there are many who work to rouse Muslim anger.
Who are these people? Spiritually, they are the same people who attacked the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
When the U.S. responded to these acts of war as it had to, launching attacks to wipe out the nests of the vipers, some misguided people accused the Bush Administration of overresponding.
But the fact is that uncivilized forces are running amuck in the world and we see them in work again in the cartoon issue. They seek to convince us we should curtail our own freedoms in the interests of political correctness.
Just this morning, we see pictures of Muslim mobs in London, and fanatic clerics in Iraq, joining in a call to behead the cartoonists and take other diabolic action.
It's important not to become too excited or give way to fanaticism ourselves. But Western freedoms must be retained. No values are more important.
When the embassies of Denmark and Norway are attacked for any reason, the world must sit up and take notice, lest barbarism win the day and a new Dark Age descend on us all.