They were upset over drawings.
This is one of those drawings.
Actually, the artist is lying to you.
That is Muhammad.
Well, OK, not literally Muhammad. If so, that would be a rather neat trick for a painter to perform.
From the article:
Authorities were investigating whether the shooting was a terrorist attack.In the Age of Obama I am just happy that it even occurred to them.
The Obama administration does not actually believe in terrorism, merely random acts of something-or-other by no one in particular.
Two prominent Muslim imams in the Dallas area on Monday denounced the violence in Garland and called on community members "not to be baited" into anger by events like the "Muhammad Art Exhibit."They simply do not get it.
“As a Muslim community we need to acknowledge hate groups and not get baited,” said Imam Zia ul-Haque Sheikh, the leader of one of North Texas’ largest mosques. “They are trying to provoke the Muslims into doing something wrong.”
No one is trying to provoke anyone. There is a very long tradition among westerners for standing up for freedom of speech. The reason that they draw Muhammad and not, say, Moses or Jesus, is because neither Jews nor Christians chop off heads when they feel insulted.
I heard Geraldo Rivera on my car radio yesterday saying something to the effect, "Pamela Geller got what she wanted." So there you go, provocative Pam Geller (banned from entering the UK) actually wanted these guys to go shoot up one of her events. Just ask Geraldo.ReplyDelete
That is amazing that Faux News Geraldo came out with that.Delete
Then again Faux News is partially owned by the Saudis. I guess the prince called up and gave Faux news their marching orders!
Add O'Reilly to that list tooDelete
Per comment below
Freedom of speech is under threat in the West. It is under threat from Islamic extremists; unquestionably. Perhaps more worryingly, it is under threat from ourselves.ReplyDelete
Far too many of our thinkers, writers, commentators, media outlets and politicians are failing this test. We are seeing this over and over again.
It is an irrelevance whether one finds Pamela Geller's ( or anyone else's) views to one's own taste. It is an irrelevance whether their views are offensive. You cannot only stand up for freedom of speech when you find it comfortable to do so, or when the views expressed happen to coincide with your own.
We will all feel differently about different cases. That is how it should be.
There is one simple point: No one should be discouraged from exercising their right to freedom of speech because of fear .
Any free society must demand an open and vigorous exchange of ideas. We will all be offended sometimes. Sometimes; very much so. Some offence might even be seen as gratuitous: what of it? That is the nature of a free society. One where we uphold people's right to say what they say, and if we are offended or hurt by it, we have to deal with it in a measured way. We can ignore it, or choose to challenge it; peacefully. What none of us have the right to do is to use violence or the threat of violence to shut people up. And to shut down debate.
We have become our own worst enemies.
Edit: That should say " none of us has", not " none of us have".Delete
It is dismaying at my age to discover that many of our public intellectuals are not what they were cracked up to be, and are willing to turn themselves into pretzels making excuses for lethal violence against unpopular speech.Delete
Islam ultimately NEEDS folks like Geller and Spencer et al. I think you all know why. Regardless what one thinks of them.ReplyDelete
ISIS is claiming responsibilty.ReplyDelete
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday via its official radio station for a gun attack on an anti-Muslim event in Texas over the weekend showcasing cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohammed.
"Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, and this exhibit was portraying negative pictures of the Prophet Mohammed," the jihadist group said."
Heh. Boy did they pick the wrong state.
""Two of the soldiers of the caliphate executed an attack on an art exhibit"Delete
This used to be called comedy.
Good piece by Ace of Spades on this:ReplyDelete
h/t Jon Gabriel
The above link is relevant to your earlier question re the media.
Actually the first picture is NOT of Mohammed, it's imam Ali, the Shi'ite answer to Jesus.ReplyDelete
Google his image. Apparently Shi'ites are very fund of drawing him.
Thank you, Jacob, for the clarification.
Pamela Geller is The Bête Noire of Progressive-Left Jewry.ReplyDelete
She's the boogey-man.
I feel a Horowitz Redux moment coming on: "Lefties for Cruz."ReplyDelete
Yell louder, Trudy.ReplyDelete
Why for example does the routine desecration of Jewish cemeteries around the world go unreported? Yet someone wipes butter off their face with a napkin, calls it a picture of Mohammed and the entire world loses its collective mind and calls for global censorship of everything everywhere in the name of respecting other people's religious customs?ReplyDelete
"the results of polling data collected by Wenzel Strategies during October 22 to 26, 2012, from 600 U.S. Muslims, indicate widespread support among American votaries of Islam for this fundamental rejection of the basic freedoms of expression and conscience, as guaranteed under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. When asked, "Do you believe that criticism of Islam or Muhammad should be permitted under the Constitution's First Amendment?, 58% replied "no," 45% of respondents agreed "...that those who criticize or parody Islam in the U.S. should face criminal charges," and fully 12% of this Muslim sample even admitted they believed in application of the draconian, Sharia-based punishment for the non-existent crime of "blasphemy" in the U.S. code, answering affirmatively, "...that Americans who criticize or parody Islam should be put to death."ReplyDelete
Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/03/ten_key_points_on_islamic_blasphemy_law.html#ixzz3ZQ4BWEpp
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