“Leftists don’t believe their own rhetoric about Christianity and Islam being equally likely to incite believers to violence.”
Think about it, Muslims, Leftists and other apologists for Islam like to draw an equivelence between Islam and Christianity, in that both have an equal propensity to incite its followers to commit acts of violence. But when push comes to shove, the default religion to mock and deface…is both Christianity and Judaism.
The Tundra Tabloids is reminded of a verbal exchange in the 2004 documentary “Jenin: Massacring Truth”. Britain’s Political Cartoon Society director, Tim Benson and the documentarist, Martin Himel, discussing the award winning cartoon of Ariel Sharon eating an Arab baby.
Himel: “Why, in all these [British cartoons], don’t we see maybe [Yasser] Arafat eating babies?”Benson: “Maybe Jews don’t issue fatwas.”Himel: “What do you mean by that?”Benson: “Well, if you upset an Islamic or Muslim group, as you know, fatwas can be issued by Ayatollahs and such-like. And maybe it’s at the back of each cartoonist’s mind that they could be in trouble if they do so.”
That was, and still is, an astute observation, even for many of us that deal with these issues on a day to day basis, but even more so for those who are completely ignorant of the vast differences between other faiths and the Islamic death cult. Robert Spencer does an excellent service in highlighting the thinking of the short sighted Left. KGS
Why not? What would they have to fear from the enlightened and tolerant adherents of the Religion of Peace? “Gallery’s invitation to deface the Bible brings obscene response,” by Mike Wade for The Times, July 23 (thanks to ZP):
A publicly funded exhibition is encouraging people to deface the Bible in the name of art — and visitors have responded with abuse and obscenity.
The show includes a video of a woman ripping pages from the Bible and stuffing them into her bra, knickers and mouth.
The open Bible is a central part of Made in God’s Image, an exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art (Goma) in Glasgow. By the book is a container of pens and a notice saying: “If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it.”
The exhibit, Untitled 2009, was proposed by the Metropolitan Community Church, which said that the idea was to reclaim the Bible as a sacred text. But to the horror of many Christians, including the community church, visitors have daubed its pages with comments such as “This is all sexist pish, so disregard it all.” A contributor wrote on the first page of Genesis: “I am Bi, Female & Proud. I want no god who is disappointed in this.”
The Church of Scotland expressed concern, the Roman Catholic Church called the exhibit infantile, and a Christian lawyers’ group said that the exhibition was symptomatic of a broken and lawless society.
The exhibition has been created by the artists Anthony Schrag and David Malone, in association with organisations representing gay Christians and Muslims. Mr Schrag, the gallery’s artist in residence, said that he did not believe in God, but that his research for the £7,000 show had underlined his respect for people of faith….
A spokesman for the Catholic Church said: “One wonders whether the organisers would have been quite as willing to have the Koran defaced.”…
But of course they weren’t. They didn’t offer a Qur’an for defacing. And so their entire absurd exhibit demonstrates anew that Leftists don’t believe their own rhetoric about Christianity and Islam being equally likely to incite believers to violence.