Charlie Hebdo/Islam – Power without Responsibility?
Just a couple of thoughts on the horrendous killings of journalists and police in Paris yesterday; is this total freedom of speech totalitarianism under another guise, and is the West finally going to sit up and realize how dangerous Islam really is?
The first point: should the media, and in particular extremist leftist media like Charlie Hebdo magazine, and even some elements at the BBC, be able to say whatever they wish, whenever they wish? Are they inflicting hurt and spreading hatred? - Many Catholics believe they are. I decided to have a quick look at Charlie Hebdo cartoons, and I’m not easily shocked after over 11 years studying the media, but their homoerotic depiction of the Holy Trinity made me truly sick. This of course was a pro-Gay marriage cartoon. I will of course pray for them, and ask every reader of this blog to do the same. I simply cannot put a copy of this hideously blasphemous cartoon up – so as small reparation this post will contain no image at all, just a plea for prayers for the dead and especially for the policemen.
The second point: unlike Christians, Muslims will lash out at a decadent media – because they know that by intimidating they will get their way. Islam is very different from Christianity; we will not kill someone if they insult us, we will turn the other cheek. We in the West must understand that Islamist terrorists are simply following their religion. There are in fact 109 verses in the Quran that call Muslims to kill for their faith. Cutting off heads and other parts of the body, and killing infidels is prescribed in their holy book the Koran or Qur’an.
Power without responsibility? – Absolutely
Neither the western media nor Islam has any understanding of the gentler way of life or being polite and exercising charity in the bearing; they are both extremists. And what happens when extremists meet, anarchy and the destruction of civilization?
The New wars of Religion
Are we entering into an era of the new wars of religion? Will the police be in the front line? Will it be the easy targets of Catholics who will ultimately be attacked by both secularist and Islamists?