What if the following comment made by Rod Parsley, the spiritual guide of the American presidential candidate John McCain, were drawn in a cartoon?
“Islam: The Deception of Allah……..The fact is that America was founded, in part, with the intention of seeing this false religion [Islam] destroyed, and I believe September 11, 2001, was a generational call to arms that we can no longer ignore."
To rephrase my question, what is so different between what the Danish cartoon portrayed and what this ignorant teleevangelist is saying? Which incident is more serious? Insulting the religion of Islam or insulting the prophet Mohammad? One is an offensive visual image and the other is an offensive mental one. If you ask me, they both attack the same thing. They both insult Islam. They both spew venom against Moslems.
McCain is now visiting the Middle East. I do not recall any talk of boycotting him, or at least boycotting American products. I do not even recall any mention of these remarks in the Arabic media.
Are we so gullible that we have become wrapped around the little finger of “some power” that is working us as it sees fit?