Tuesday, February 14, 2006

'Death to Denmark' just
doesn't have the same oomph!

Offensive Muhammad cartoons update: Angry mobs have now taken to the streets in Pakistan, where they've burned down a hotel, two banks, a KFC restaurant and the office of a Norwegian cell phone company. Although that last one may just have been because of all those roaming charges.

Apparently this crowd was working itself into a frenzy by chanting "Death to America," even though the vast majority of American newspapers have refused to print the cartoons. This leads me to believe that "Death to America" must just be the go-to catch phrase for radical Muslims -- it's their "Yankees Suck!"

Meanwhile, for some reason there continues to be next to no protest over a truly offensive cartoon.


Jorge said...

Burning stuff in your own country, even if it's foreign stuff, just feels counterproductive to me. They should stick to burning foreigners, the whole frenzy of destruction's kind of suicidal. Okay... that may just be a matter of tradition.

Anonymous said...

Most likely the protestors in Pakistan don't know where Denmark is, and heck, they might not even realize at this point that the original cartoons were published in that country.

And I agree with jorge - burning stuff down where you live makes no sense. "I'm angry! Rawr!" And so I burn my own house down...um, oops...

Wally Banners said...

lmao man your state and mine, well we surronded by lilbearls. lol