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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Hitting the nail on its head

Freedom for Egyptians hits the nail on its head regarding the whole retarded boycott business and its ongoing foolish aftermath. I wonder why Muslims do not get so fervent about a dying patient for the lack of medicine, about a corrupt government that is stealing all their money and leaving them in shit, about the right to enjoy life in freedom protected by the laws and legislation, about bribing police and traffic officers to cancel contraventions, about more than one million street children in Egypt abused by the people everyday, about injustice in general…the list so long to continue. And my favorite part: The whole issue is not about freedom for expression, it is about what people take pride in. Muslims for the past few centuries cannot realize that did not bring any achievements to the humanity. And I am not talking about values only but I am talking about industries. For example, Germans, Italians, British and Americans are manufacturing the world’s best car brands. Muslims are using the American Google and Microsoft to run their anti-Denmark campaigns that are downloaded on Chinese and Malaysian computers with Indian IT expertise that go on the internet through Israeli lines. Apparently, fervent Muslims have nothing to take pride in for the time being. There are two other religions, Christianity and Judaism, the only two recognized by Muslims, and they are insulted everyday by some Muslims. Egyptian Copts were insulted hundreds of times in front of me on religious basis, where are the standards and the values that those fervent Muslims hold. Touche...

9 Comments:

At 2/01/2006 02:04:00 AM, Blogger Jordan said...

I like Thomas Friedman's quote:

"They don't like us and that is fine, I am not particularly fond of them. But what I want is for them to like themselves"

We can never overestimate the importance of dignity. People will strap bombs on their own kids for dignity.

The only way out of this mess is for Muslims to start racking up Nobel Prizes for innovation.

But for that you need the state to stop financing mosks and start building partical accelerators.

We also need to stop the brain drain from the Islamic world. There are accomplished Arab scientists, we call them "Americans".

 
At 2/01/2006 02:28:00 AM, Blogger Youssef M. Assad said...

What the Egyptian blogosphere doesn't know is that they have a half Egyptian half Danish blogger.

For once I find myself on sand monkey's side of the fence; couldn't resist.

http://youssefassad.blogspot.com/2006/02/hvor-dumme-kan-egypterne-blive.html

 
At 2/01/2006 02:34:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Wanna write that in english as well buddy? I would like to read it!

 
At 2/01/2006 04:10:00 AM, Blogger Youssef M. Assad said...

I will as soon as I get a bit of time.

 
At 2/01/2006 08:28:00 AM, Blogger waterdragon52 said...

Jordan:

People don't strap bombs onto their children "for dignity". They do this in response to hatred that has been carefully cultivated in them, having been deliberately misled by their leadership into thinking that they have no alternative but to do so. If it was really about "dignity", the worst oppressors by far of Muslims have been their own totalitarian governments, theocratic or secular, and their clerics and not the US, Israel or whomever.

 
At 2/01/2006 11:15:00 AM, Anonymous chellebelle_mn said...

Every newspaper in the free world should print these cartoons. Then they will have to boycott the entire world. This may sound draconian but the results could be positive. They would be forced to produce something but petroleum to take care of thier own people. Maybe this will give them a real sense of self worth instead of the false worth they get from a dead man.

 
At 2/01/2006 02:24:00 PM, Anonymous MD said...

http://www.coxandforkum.com/archives/06.01.31.ImageProblem-X.gif

 
At 2/01/2006 10:32:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

I'm just wondering how much faith I have in Western PC Society?
It will only stop when the Europeans wake up and start dealing with it sensibly and forcibly. Forcibly or firmly doesn't mean -
FASCIST FASCIST ALERT ON AISLE 7!!!!! ALARM ALARM!!

It means that you have to assess the true situation for what it is. I just don't see that happening any time soon.

Freedom for Egyptians is the greatest but what she's saying is common sense that unfortunately can't be told in the 1984 PC world that CAIR is flourishing in.

 
At 2/01/2006 10:50:00 PM, Blogger Scorekeeper said...

Maybe I spoke too soon?
Apparently my prediction that "eventually" (thinking that mean a ways away) the Muslim hypocritical outrage was going to backfire on them in Europe.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/weblog/?entry=19036_German_Papers_Print_Mohammed_Cartoons&only

 

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