Absolute Moral Authority

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2006: The year of perpetual outrage

Posted by mesablue on December 20, 2006

While 2006 will be remembered for many fine examples of Absolute Moral Authority, it was also a year that saw many violent acts perpetrated with the excuse of “outrage” by our Muslim friends.

Michelle Malkin rounds up the years events in 2006: The year of perpetual outrage:

It began with the Danish cartoons. It ended with the flying imams. 2006 was a banner year for the Religion of Perpetual Outrage. Twelve turbulent months of fist-waving, embassy-burning, fatwa-issuing mayhem, intimidation, and murder resounded with the ululations of the aggrieved. All this in the name of defending Islam from “insult.” Let’s review.

In late January, masked Palestinian gunmen took over a European Union office in Gaza City to protest the publication of a dozen cartoons about Islam, Mohammed, and self-censorship in the Danish newspaper, the Jyllands-Posten. They stormed the building, burned Danish flags, and spearheaded an international boycott of Denmark products across the Muslim world.

This is a must read as the year comes to a close.

It’s easy to lose track of just how many incidents there were and how often this happens under the pretext of “outrage”.

2007 will not be any better as things come to a head in Iraq. We must continue to bring these incidents to the forefront in their true light.

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