Several interesting facts (thanks to Gateway Pundit) are now coming to light over the Mohammed cartoons.
First these cartoons were published Sept 30, 2005. This leads to the question why are they making such a ruckus over 4 months later?
Second, a fact which answers the first question, is that the cartoons were carried by Danish Iman Ahmad Abu Laban on a tour through the Middle East.
Third, 3 of the cartoons that he said were published were not – and were fakes - including a photocopy of a pig-calling contest held in Trie-sur-Baise France. Of the other two, there is a photoshopped image of a dog pasted onto a kneeling Muslim in prayer – and a crudely drawn stick-type figure that the “Good” Iman could have drawn himself for all that we know.
So here we have a worldwide ruckus leading to death over a few real cartoons and three fake ones. Which images are causing the deaths?
It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that Iman Ahmad Abu Laban spread the information around for one purpose: raise a ruckus.
He has succeeded in his efforts – and should suffer the consequences of his actions. He is partly responsible for every death – of a believer or non-believer. He is also obviously trying to incite a wider conflict between the West and Islam, and should be brought to justice for this action.
We then must ask ourselves, how do we fight such intolerance? It is clear to me that self-censorship will not appease Muslims like Ahmad Abu Laban. Men like him will simply manufacture lies to spread their hatred.
The only solution is to monitor what men like him preach, and then show the facts. Truth makes the cockroaches like Laban scatter.