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Police shoot man attacking Muhammad cartoonist in Denmark

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Glad they caught this one alive. Now lets keep this up and hammer it into to their feeble little minds that their religious beliefs are not THE LAW of the world.

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For the life of me I can't understand this intolerance. To want to kill a man because of drawn pictures. < :-)

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Undoubtedly an isolated incident. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it were random.

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They kneecapped him, so he may have to walk stiffly for a while. The scar on his hand will no doubt be a future mark of pride to show his buddies.

Depictions of Mohammed are opposed by Islamic law, as the article states, for fear it could lead to idolatry.

Unfortunately the equal and opposite mirror-image of idolatry has happened. An image of the cartoonist has become an object of hate, a physical spot to focus all your pent-up energy and rage. Sorry, the problem is inside you, my fundamentalist friends. Deal with that first, please.

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drew a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage

I need more information.

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A Somali man wielding an ax and a knife

See? You welcome those refugees but how do they thank you? Threats, death threats, try to cut you in pieces, burn your national flag on your own soil. Now he's going to cost more money for hospital and prison.

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adyadream

For the life of me I can't understand this intolerance.

Welcome to Islam.

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adyadream

For the life of me I can't understand this intolerance.

Welcome to Christianity too.

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the man is suspected of having been involved in terror-related activities in east Africa. He had been under PET’s surveillance

And why was he even allowed to be in Denmark?

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And why was he even allowed to be in Denmark?

so that PET can track him and find more scumbags.

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And why was he even allowed to be in Denmark?

He wasn't on the no-fly list.

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And why was he even allowed to be in Denmark? Political Correctness / Liberal Attitudes

"For the life of me I can't understand this intolerance." Welcome to Christianity too.

Unless we are going way back in time this argument is weak as Christians are not going around committing terrorist acts save for the once a decade abortion clinic attack. Find another argument.

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And why was he even allowed to be in Denmark?

The media tells lies. Unless they provide some proof that he was a terror suspect, then he wasn't actually a terror suspect.

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thespaceisglacia: "Unless we are going way back in time this argument is weak as Christians are not going around committing terrorist acts save for the once a decade abortion clinic attack. Find another argument."

I believe the point the poster was trying to make is that intolerance is not limited to any particular religion (it was in response to Helter's intolerant comment), and is therefore quite valid.

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The religion of peace shows its benevolence again. And the intimidation is sucessfull. Don´t even dream of another European newspaper print anything resembling a Mohammed cartoon. And gradually, this self-imposed censorship expands to include anything critical of islam. After all, you would offend muslims, and you see the result.

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smithjapan:

" intolerance is not limited to any particular religion "

Define "intolerance". I can not think of a cartoonist or writer in Europe living under permanent death threats because he offended Catholics, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, Bahais or Jain.

Can you? Of course not.

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And the intimidation is sucessfull..nah, when people don't talk anymore, they will just go for action.

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He shouted what??? "Revenge" & "Blood" Pffftttt... what a nutter.

This man has profoundly insulted Western values. What should we do with him?

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What a way to spend the beginning of the new year. "sought shelter in a specially made safe room when the suspect broke a window of the home". What's wrong with Muslim's, if they really want to be happy, they need to go home to their own sandbox countries, turn off the satellite dish, cancel their subscribtions to foreign media and get a life. When they venture out of their sandboxes they get all uptight and can not understand that the rest of the world does not run on Mecca time.

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WilliB: "Define "intolerance"."

It's the quality or state of being intolerant. That was easy. Being 'intolerant', of course, is more or less synonymous with 'bigoted', which doesn't require religion to rear its ugly head. A person saying, "All extremists should be shot" is putting him/herself in the firing line, my friend.

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Welcome to Christianity too.

biglittleman, Christians get upset at artists making pictures of the Madonna out of dung, but I don't think any ever went to the artist home and tried this. What they did is boycot the sponser of the musem, but that did not work because it is still around. Also, when artist like Sinead O'Connor tore up the picture of he Pope on live TV on Saturday Night Live, I did not see any Catholics announcing a jihad against her.

Have some Christians taken things to this level in the past, yes. So tell me this, which one would you rather live next to, a devout Christian who does not like the insults one may give towards their religion, but does not do anything to you (maybe do something un-Christian like not speaking to you or some other thing) or a devout Muslim who found out that you ridicule his religion? I'd rather have Ned Flanders mad at me.

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Alphaape: "Have some Christians taken things to this level in the past, yes."

Indeed they have.

"So tell me this, which one would you rather live next to, a devout Christian who does not like the insults one may give towards their religion, but does not do anything to you (maybe do something un-Christian like not speaking to you or some other thing) or a devout Muslim who found out that you ridicule his religion?"

What if it's a devout Muslim who does not do anything to you? Why is it only the Christian who only does nothing? Your question in and of itself is the very definition of intolerance -- assuming one person will be one way because of their religion.

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And the intimidation is sucessful

Not when countries like sweden are outlawing mosques.

Now if the cartoonist had a gun, then it would have been a case of bringing an axe to a gunfight.

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The drawings triggered an uproar a few months later when Danish and other Western embassies in several Muslim countries were torched by angry protesters who felt the cartoons had profoundly insulted Islam.

And torching embassies and killing people IS NOT an insult to Islam?! WTF!?

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What's up with these Muslims who can't take a joke?

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11th Commandment: Thou shalt not insult Islam, lest you be willing to live with the consequences.

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bamboohat, at the risk of appearing picky, are you referring to Switzerland banning minaret construction?

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Intolerance only breeds intolerance. Just as violence always only provokes counter-violence. We need a culture of intercultural peace and mutual understanding.

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The sad thing about this is that the Western press allowed the riots and intimidation to keep them from publishing the Muhammad cartoons. They should have been posted in every newspaper in the free world. Instead, the blatant fear and censorship on the part of the press has only validated the approach of the radical Islamists. Terrorists like this Somali nut can isolate those brave enough to challenge raidical Islam and attack them until they too are silenced. This is a sad time for journalism and for free societies in general.

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Middle eastern, south asian countries where religion has greater impact than the western or far eastern countries, it becomes a matter of violence if a major religion is anyhow insulted. We have seen what the extremist group of Muslims doing after cartoon of Muhammad. Violent effects may occur also by the reactive followers of the respective religions for making insulting cartoon of Jesus, insulting cartoon of Moses, insulting cartoon of Krishna or insulting cartoon of Buddha. It is natural in a school that the most reactive boy is targeted frequently for bullying because it gives more pleasure to the bulliers. The derailed followers of Islam have been seen most reactive so far and very easier to make them angry than followers of other religion.

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What if it's a devout Muslim who does not do anything to you? Why is it only the Christian who only does nothing? Your question in and of itself is the very definition of intolerance -- assuming one person will be one way because of their religion.

smithinjapan, my question is not one of intolerance. I for one would not care if I lived next to a devout muslim, as a matter of fact I know quite a few and they are in my family too. My question is framed in the case of the article. This guy who broke into another man's home was intent on doing him harm because he did not hold to the same beliefs as him. You are doing the same "assumptions" that you say that I am making.

Based on the evidence presented in this article, I would not want to live next to the guy that decided he needed to go into someone's home and do harm based on a cartoon drawn.

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Wait; why didn't the cartoonist have a firearm with him?

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Why is it only the Christian who only does nothing?

one more thing smithinjapan, I want you to use this thing called the "World Wide Web" and tell me how many cases this past week have you heard of a devout Christian trying to take down an airliner, or one sect of Christians blowing up another sect of Christians who were going to a mosque (the old Sunni/Shia uproar in Iraq), or the Christians who blew up a place in Pakistan yesterday.

Then tell me why I would take a wild hunch and say that it is the Christian who would probably do nothing.

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Alphaape Try using Germany scarp Eygpt as a key words or try blackwater on video google

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@Alhaape you should expand on that, not just christians, but buddists, agnostics, athiests, hindi, pagans etc. Not a single one of them has rabid extremist orginizations co-ordinating destruction and terrorist acts on an international scale. None of them have issued bounties on other peoples heads for feeling that their religious beliefs were offended. None of them have issued a request to the UN for an anti-blasphemy law. None of them have persecuted (I mean like imprison, or execute) others for not being of the same beliefs in this so called modern age.

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cut the guys hands off and send him back to his own country. What an animal.

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shams, blackwater is not a Christian organization. They are simply out to make a buck, nothing to do with religion. Take a look at HonestDictator's post. Use your suggestion of an internet search and look for those items he has mentioned and then compare to acts of global terrorism conducted by Christians, Mormons, or Catholics, or even Wiccans. I am sure you will not find too many as in comparison.

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Alphaape When you see the videos and listen to them you will know that many of their acts are because of religious believes. In addition the media plays an important role in reporting the accedents and your search results. In Germany where a guy killed a woman in the court because of her islamic dress the accident was not reported in the media until later. On the other hand a march by islamic groups is reported beforehand (check JT today). Many marches and attacks by antiislamic groups on the US are not reorted. Christians wiped out most of the nations in north and south America, and launched 2 world wars. In summary regardless of the faith intolerance and terror is everywhere. Check fondofj and smithinjapan posts.

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a march by islamic groups is reported beforehand (check JT today).

That's not necessarily a true statement. If there was a march in the US against radical muslims, that one would not get any air time. If muslims were to stage a march against christanity it would get plenty of air time, especially if it were to be held in a city such as San Francisco, or DC or any other major city. If you want to get more into it, quite the opposite of what you say happens in the US media. The muslim guy who shot and killed people at a jewish synogog in LA was convicted and sentenced to jail, but it received little air play. However, once a muslim is the target of a hate crime in the US, it will get massive airplay and groups like CAIR would have it as front page news.

Believe me organizations such as the Southern Poverty Law Center, ACLU, and other such organizations would be the first ones to report any such anti-muslim marches in America. And for the record, it is their right to do so. But what is not in their right is to go around and break into someone's home and attempt to harm them like in this article's case, nor is it to go around and "blow them up" in the name of peace. So I ask, show me documented proof of the latest mass bombing conducted by a Christian group in response to language that they have found offensive to their religion.

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Sarge:

" What's up with these Muslims who can't take a joke? "

Ask the Ayatollha:

"There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious." (AYATOLLHA KHOMEINI)

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Someone needs to hit Ayatollha in the funny bone. It may hurt quite a bit, but others would have gotten a good laugh out of it.

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