Remember this is about a movie trailer, it’s not about a destructive ideology that runs on hate. It’s about a movie. Just like the destruction of the Library of Alexandria was about a movie. This marks the second week since the devastating attacks on the US Embassy and the American Cooperative School of Tunis (ACST), Tunisia, where I teach art and drama here in North Africa. We are still holding our breath. Nowhere in our dreams did we imagine, all of us holed up in our homes, that the “peaceful protest” would turn ugly and migrate to our school,
Cut off all foreign aid to Tunisia. The good people of Tunisia have allowed Islamic radicals to turn them into savages. This kind of behavior by radicals is probably the model Occupy Wall Street is based on.
I Googled some facts about Tunisia and was amazed by the glowing travel guide reports. Tunisia was a "destination". Here is how About.com. Africa Travel begins their promotional guide.
Tunisia is a safe and friendly country in North Africa. Millions of Europeans visit annually to enjoy the beaches along the Mediterranean and soak up some ancient culture amongst the well-preserved Roman ruins. The Sahara Desert attracts adventure seekers during the winter months.
All I can say is "yeah, sure" after what has happened. If the Tunisian government doesn't deal with this harshly, then bye-bye Western dollars.
One becomes a muslim by saying the magic words: blah blah Allah blah blah prophet. One does so because one does not want to get killed or robbed or raped etc. THAT is your moderate muslim: someone who has no idea what is right and cannot rise to his/her own defense and will say what is necessary to get along.
Trust in moderates to save you from the violent ones at your own risk.
On Muslims and books: the story is that the famous Library at Alexandria was destroyed by the Muslims because with the Koran (Quran) there is no need for any other book -- from either before or after its appearance. That is why also Muslim's often destroy artifacts: buildings, statues, etc which are pre-Islamic. And it is worthwhile noting that many or most of the large buildings built after the arrival of Islam (for example at Istanbul, and in Spain etc)were designed and built by Christian slaves.
Taken from a comment below the article: "It must be an awful feeling to realize that the very people you have been trying to help secretly despise you and that all the smiles and nods are simply a thin patina covering a cultural animosity poised to explode into irrationality and violence at the slightest perceived provocation. The barbarian will never look at the civilized man except through a glass darkened by jealousy and contempt."
Sound familiar? Could be said about the same situation right here in the U.S.A.
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