Leftist Genius: "Offending Muslims With Motoons Creates Jihadists"

Thanks to Davey Crockett

Telegraph UK: Dean Nelson is the Telegraph Media Group’s South Asia editor. He has been based in New Delhi for four years. He is @DelhiDean on Twitter. You can sent him a message after reading this…..

I’ll tell you why Pakistan blocked Facebook and YouTube

As if we didn’t know. We need to be told. Dean Nelson needs to straighten us out. See if you can read this with a straight face:

Offend this:

It is deeply offensive for all muslims, moderate and militant, to create or display any images of Mohammed. To portray him as a dog, regarded as “unclean” in Islam, or in a “forbidden” homosexual act is guaranteed to create jihadis of even the most liberal or westernized muslims.

A poster in the comments section rips him:

Idiot fools like you make me want to make me vomit.

Who gives a fucking whatnot what muslims think about anything.Why should we non-muslims self censor ourselves to appease this backwards looking , sexist, anti-gay and anti-democratic politicised corrupt cult?

Here’s an idea: Let’s declare an anti-Muslim day on Facebook and invite all the world’s bigots and nutters to send in childish and offensive drawings of the Prophet Mohammed. That way, we can really advance the cause of free speech in countries like Pakistan.

I’m guessing that must have been the thinking behind the decision to launch an “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” group on Facebook, but it has backfired spectacularly and set back the cause of those progressives in Pakistan who risk their lives everyday to promote freedom and civil rights.

Today, Pakistan’s Facebook and YouTube users have less freedom of speech and expression after the High Court banned the sites to stop the pictures being published.

The impact has been devastating for businesses which rely on Facebook to sell their goods and services, and on human rights groups who depend  on the social networking site as a contact point for real victims of oppression in the country.

The court’s decision has been widely criticised, but it is an understandable one in a country where the overwhelming majority of people are deeply religious and passionate in defending the dignity of their Prophet. It wasn’t so long ago Britain had a concept of blasphemy and people cared enough to protest against unflattering depictions of Jesus – I’m old enough to remember the release of Monty Python’s The Life of Brian and the reaction it caused among Christians.

The Life of Brian, of course, at least, was funny. It was a story of mistaken identity rather than an attempt to demean a prophet and insult his followers. The “Everybody Draw Mohammed Day” site,  on the other hand, features childish and gratuitously offensive pictures of the Prophet Mohammed as a dog with a detonated bomb as a turban. Another picture labels his arms as made of ‘bullshit.’ In a more recent submission featured prominently on the site the Prophet is shown performing fellatio on an unseen man.

It is deeply offensive for all muslims, moderate and militant, to create or display any images of Mohammed. To portray him as a dog, regarded as “unclean” in Islam, or in a “forbidden” homosexual act is guaranteed to create jihadis of even the most liberal or westernized muslims.

The last time the issue was aired in Pakistan was in 2006 when more than 70,000 people rioted in protest at cartoons of Mohammed published in the Danish Jyllands Posten newspaper. Two people were killed, including an eight year old boy, in violent demonstrations in Peshawar. More than 30 shops were torched in Tank and two were killed in Lahore as protestors targeted the consulates of Western European countries.

It’s easy to see why Pakistan’s judges thought it easier to shut down Facebook than face widespread chaos and violence by upholding ‘freedom of expression’ of anti-Muslim bigots.

The “creators” of this Facebook group succeeded only in pandering to the crude arguments of intolerant jihadis who point to cartoons like these and say: ”We told you so! See how they hate all muslims and despise our prophet!” It undermines those Western leaders who seek to persuade young muslims that they respect their religion and that they are free to practice it as equals. And it also undermines those brave campaigners in countries like Pakistan who risk their lives everyday standing up for victims of human rights abuses.

Most of the victims they protect would be angered by these cartoons, while fundamentalists say they are evidence of how “Western freedoms” lead to hatred and blasphemy.

According to Najam Sethi, one of the country’s leading commentators, both sites will be restored next week after the row has died down.

By then, those who really do believe in freedom of expression in Pakistan, those who are arbitrarily and secretly arrested by the country’s intelligence services, will find their struggle that bit harder for the ignorant and self-indulgent intervention of Facebook’s barking keyboard crusaders.

Freedom of expression is never won overnight, but in a long struggle by serious and brave souls. Pakistan has plenty of them, and it is for them to fight and win the battle.

Their battle begins and ends with Islam.

Democracy or Islam. Decide .

6 thoughts on “Leftist Genius: "Offending Muslims With Motoons Creates Jihadists"”

  1. Dean Nelson,
    It’s obvious that you don’t consider islam to be a political ideology to the right of nazism.Sitting on the fence must be a painful experience for you,no wonder you came down on the side of those who accord cult status to a deranged paedophile.
    If it is offensive for muslims (oxymoron and tautology removed) to create or display images of the arabian paedophile why do you then invite the bigots to participate in sending in drawings of the offensive paedophile.
    The problems of Pakistan are of no concern to me, but the problems caused by the arabian paedophiles ideology are.The twisted cult is the cause of the problems and its extirpation is the answer to the problems of Pakistan and the rest of the world.
    When your rectum is not otherwise engaged, stick your head up and continue your islamic studies.

  2. Nelson believes we should not offend Muslims. Well there are millions of things that offend me, where are my rights? Oh that’s right, I don’t kill and attack those who do not believe like me, so I have no rights. Religions and their adherants have no right not to be offended. None.

  3. Aspects of western culture that do not offend muslims
    1 the benefits system
    2 er
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    4 er
    5 er
    I’m struggling here,can anyone add to the list

  4. “Benefits” is Welfare which is Socialism and I would not consider it to be a positive or desirable western value. Islamic run countries do not have Socialist welfare systems. So, IMHO, you’re back to zero.

  5. piglet u93
    I must have missed all those riots across paedostan protesting about western welfare benefits payments .Could you direct me to where this information may be found

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