Sunday, February 05, 2006

Nutters Contrive Rage

The Muslim "cartoon rage" is carefully planned and staged - before staging their protests, they added some nasty cartoons, and built a stockpile of flags to burn. Contrived rage covers a deep sense of guilt - Teddy Kennedy style - but in their rage they confirm that they are just nutters.

Here's the excellent Charles Moore on the flags, hat tip LGF:
It's some time since I visited Palestine, so I may be out of date, but I don't remember seeing many Danish flags on sale there. Not much demand, I suppose. I raise the question because, as soon as the row about the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in Jyllands-Posten broke, angry Muslims popped up in Gaza City, and many other places, well supplied with Danish flags ready to burn.

Why were those Danish flags to hand? Who built up the stockpile so that they could be quickly dragged out right across the Muslim world and burnt where television cameras would come and look? The more you study this story of "spontaneous" Muslim rage, the odder it seems.

The complained-of cartoons first appeared in October; they have provoked such fury only now. As reported in this newspaper yesterday, it turns out that a group of Danish imams circulated the images to brethren in Muslim countries. When they did so, they included in their package three other, much more offensive cartoons which had not appeared in Jyllands-Posten but were lumped together so that many thought they had.

This story in the same paper is less certain who produced the 3 extra nasty cartoons:

Above all, there have been serious concerns about three mysterious cartoons that were included in the dossier, in addition to the 12 images that started the row when they were published by a Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, in September.

The extra cartoons, whose origins remain obscure, included an image of Mohammed with a pig's snout, one of a dog raping a praying Muslim, and one depicting Mohammed as a "Paedophile demon".


These guys are just nutters trying to show themselves as wronged victims. But by threatening second holocausts and burning embassies they just show themselves to be...nutters.