The Global War On You Know Who

"The West is facing a concerted effort by Islamic jihadists, the motives and goals of whom are largely ignored by the Western media, to destroy the West and bring it forcibly into the Islamic world -- and to commit violence to that end even while their overall goal remains out of reach. That effort goes under the general rubric of jihad."
-- Robert Spencer

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Cartoon Wars, Continued

Last week, Paksitani national Amir Cheema died in German custody -- a suicide, according to German officials. He'd been arrested in March in Berlin for the attempted murder of the editor of Die Welt, which published the 12 Danish Muhammad cartoons.

Yesterday, students in Pakistan protested his death by burning German flags and vowing to "continue his jihad."
Around 300 students of Jamiat Taliba Arabia, one of many seminaries run by Jamaat-i-Islami, blocked traffic in the centre of Multan city, burned German flags and denounced Germany, Denmark and the United States as "infidel states." The students chanted: “They are enemies of Islam, infidels” and “Amir Cheema is hero of Islam." They also called for the cartoonists to be hanged or handed over for punishment.

The first protest against the cartoons in Pakistan took place in Multan in February, and it was followed by bigger and more violent protests across the country, while in Peshawar a Muslim preacher offered a bounty for the killing of cartoonists. Lawmakers in the National Assembly raised Cheema’s death on Friday and the issue will be debated in parliament.
Goodness, hasn't anyone told all these devout Muslims and students of the Qur'an that "jihad" means inner struggle?


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