General David Petraeus Should Leave The First Amendment Alone

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Afghan protesters step on a U.S. flag during a demonstration against the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President Barack Obama’s death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce an American church’s plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11.

General David Petraeus is probably right about the burning of the Koran stirring up the radical Islamic community. And, I do not advocate this type of behavior in the least. The church would be best NOT to do this.
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said the planned burning of Qurans on Sept. 11 by a small Florida church could put the lives of American troops in danger and damage the war effort.

Gen. David Petraeus said the Taliban would exploit the demonstration for propaganda purposes, drumming up anger toward the U.S. and making it harder for allied troops to carry out their mission of protecting Afghan civilians.

“It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort,” Gen. Petraeus said in an interview. “It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community.”

Hundreds of Afghans attended a demonstration in Kabul on Monday to protest the plans of Florida pastor Terry Jones, who has said he will burn copies of Islam’s holy book to mark the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Afghan protesters chanted “death to America,” and speakers called on the U.S. to withdraw its troops. Some protesters threw rocks at a passing military convoy.

So, I agree with John.

But, military commanders advising Americans on their First Amendment rights is troubling to me – deeply troubling and is unacceptable. General Petraeus is in Afghanistan to fight for American freedoms and support the United States Constitution not to subvert them.

Next, will the General say that I am endangering Americans for printing this cartoon of Mohammed?

I mean there were world-wide protests and loss of lives because of radical Islam’s insistence that there not be any criticism of Mohammed or his image depiction.

But, you see, the United States Constitution guarantees my right to publish this cartoon and to discuss it. No military general and certainly no politician or government authority can take away this right.

The Afghanistan War has not been going well and President Obama has been struggling with its mission. Hence, General Petraeus has been sent to essentially clean up the mess.

I would recommend that General Petraeus concentrate less on narrowing American’s rights and more on finding and neutralizing radical Islamic terrorists that wish me, my family, my fellow Americans and American troops harm.

Mohammed Cartoon Watch: Car Bombing Outside Danish Embassy

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One of the Mohammed cartoons that sparked riots last year throughout the Muslim world

A car bombing of the Danish Embassy in Islamabad Pakistan is being linked to protests against the Mohammed Cartoons which rocked the world again earlier this year.

A huge car bomb exploded outside the Danish Embassy in the Pakistani capital on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens more, officials and witnesses said.

The blast echoed through Islamabad and left a crater over a meter deep in the road in front of the main gate to the embassy. Glass, fallen masonry and dozens of wrecked vehicles littered the area. People, some bloodied, ran helter-skelter in a state of panic.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri recently called for attacks on Danish targets in response to the publication of caricatures in Danish newspapers depicting the Prophet Muhammad.

A perimeter wall of the embassy collapsed and its metal gate was blown inward but the embassy building itself remained intact.

Officials at two hospitals reported at least five people – including two policemen – were killed and 32 wounded in the blast, none of them foreigners. It was the second targeting of foreigners in the usually tranquil Pakistani capital in less than three months.

The Danish response is here.

Note the car bomb killed native Pakistanis and NO foreigners.

The Danish foreign ministry advised against travel to Pakistan and the Swedish and Norwegian Embassies have closed.

What a shameful act of displaced and unreasoned radicalism of Islam.

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Mohammed Cartoon Watch: 25,000 Pakistanis Protest Geert Wilder’s Fitna and Mohammed Cartoons

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Supporters of Pakistan’s largest Islamic party Jamate-e-Islami burn the effigy of Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders during a rally in Karachi, April 6, 2008.

Over 25,000 Pakistanis protested today over Geert Wilder’s film, Fitna and the Mohammed Cartoons.

More than 25,000 people rallied Sunday in the largest protest in Pakistan so far against an anti-Koran film made by a Dutch lawmaker, urging their government to expel the Netherlands ambassador.

“They call this freedom of expression, but it’s freedom of aggression,” keynote speaker Munawwar Hasan, a leader of the main Islamic party Jamat-e-Islami, told the crowd as it chanted “God is great.”

Wearing head bands inscribed “We are ready to sacrifice our lives for the sanctity of the prophet,” they marched for two kilometers (more than a mile), then gathered on Karachi’s main street to listen to speeches.

They also burned an effigy of Wilders as speakers said their government should sever diplomatic ties with Western countries supporting the publishers of cartoons defaming the Prophet Muhammad.

Don’t these fools realize that others in the Western world are criticizing their religion for its hypocrisy especially regarding political, religious tolerance and violence?

Let them protest Wilder’s film and the Danish cartoonists but should others protest or criticize Islam – then off with their head.

Ridiculous if not so sadly pathetic……

More than 25,000 people rallied in the largest protest in Pakistan so far against an anti-Koran film made by a Dutch lawmaker, urging their government to expel the Netherlands ambassador.

And, here is Fitna that is causing all of the protests:

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Muhammad Danish Cartoon Watch: Iran Protesters Fire Bomb Danish Embassy in Tehran

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An Iranian police commander appeals for an end to a demonstration in front of the Danish Embassy in Tehran, October 10, 2006.

Reuters: Protesters hurl petrol bombs at Danish mission in Iran

Dozens of protesters pelted the Danish embassy in Tehran with stones and petrol bombs on Tuesday after Danish television broadcast footage deemed insulting to the Muslim Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.

Denmark’s state TV aired footage on Friday of a number of members of the youth wing of the anti-immigrant Danish People’s Party (DPP) drawing cartoons in August mocking the Prophet.
Iran condemned the broadcast.

Reuters witnesses said protesters hurled stones and petrol bombs into the embassy compound. The crowd chanted “Down with Zionists” and “God praise the party of God.”

Riot police guarded the embassy and two fire trucks stood nearby. Firefighters extinguished a tire which was set alight next to the embassy compound wall, the witnesses said.

Denmark’s ambassador to Tehran was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on Monday to complain about the video clips, which follow cartoons published in the Danish press last year that sparked outrage in the Islamic world.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has condemned those who made such insults as “low life.”

Danish Cartoon Jihad Number Two has started.

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Iranian riot police stand guard in front of the Danish embassy in Tehran as demonstrators shout slogans October 10, 2006. Dozens of protesters pelted the Danish embassy in Tehran with stones and petrol bombs on Tuesday after Danish television broadcast footage deemed insulting to the Muslim Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.

So, will Iran protect the Danish Embassy?

Probably

But, the Danish government is already recommending to Danes that they not travel to certain Muslim countries.

This is probably WISE.

In September last year Danish daily Jyllands-Posten printed cartoons, including one showing the Prophet with a bomb in his turban.

Those cartoons sparked protests across the Middle East, including Iran where protesters also pelted the embassy with stones and petrol bombs.

Some 232 lawmakers from Iran’s 290-seat parliament urged Ahmadinejad on Tuesday to cut Iran’s trade ties with Denmark over the latest footage, the semi-official Mehr News Agency reported.

“The past attempts of the Danish government regarding this insult (to the Prophet) have been repeated, this time, by the visual media,” Mehr reported.

“Since this is not tolerable, we call for cutting the economic ties to Denmark and if continued, cutting the political ties,” the lawmakers said.

Criticize who you wish – except Mohammed. Holocaust cartoons are OK.

A double standard and hypocritical.

You bet.

Stay tuned…….there is for sure more to follow.

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Muhammad Caricature Watch: Protesters Rally in Pakistan and Iraq

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Iraqis carry placards professing their faith to the Prophet Mohammad during a protest in Kerbala, 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad February 21, 2006, against the cartoons and caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammad published in several European newspapers.

ASSociated Press: Protesters Rally in Pakistan, Iraq

About 2,000 people chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Denmark” as they rallied in a small town near the Afghan border to protest the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that have sparked violent demonstrations in Muslim countries.

The protesters in Barwand also burned flags of Denmark _ where the caricatures were first printed _ and torched effigies of the Danish prime minister and President Bush.

In Iraq:

About 10,000 people also protested against the cartoons in the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, burning Danish flags and demanding Iraq sever ties with Denmark.

An Iraqi policeman holds a weapon on a police vehicle near residents protesting against cartoons and caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammad, published in several European newspapers, in Kerbala, 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad February 21, 2006.

Taliban, pro-Al Qaeda demonstrations and Iraqi insurgent inspired demonstrators how original. The intensity of the demonstrations appear to be less today. A different type of protest in Pakistan….

Pakistani police officers sit at a market closed due to strike called by traders unions to protest the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic Prophet Muhammad Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Shopkeepers shut their doors in a bustling city near Pakistan’s capital to protest the cartoons that have sparked a string of violent demonstrations across the country in the past week.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said Tuesday the cartoons were an attempt to cause a “clash of civilization” by people who are ignorant about Islam and want to demonize the religion.

“We cannot condone such insensitivities toward our beliefs and condemn it in the strongest way,” he said at an Islamic conference. “Islam does not believe in the clash of civilization, rather it advocates harmony, coexistence, peace and compassion.”

Just outside Pakistan’s capital in Rawalpindi, about five major markets were closed Tuesday as shopkeepers protested the cartoons.

Mushtaq Ali Shah, senior vice president of Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which helped organize the strike, said a rally wasn’t being held because the businesses didn’t want the protest to turn into a riot that damages property.

Probably a smart move about the rally……but why destroy your own people’s property?

MORONIC……but DEADLY SERIOUS…….

A Pakistani labor walks in a market which closed due to a strike called by traders unions to protest the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic Prophet Muhammad Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Shopkeepers shut their doors in a bustling city near Pakistan’s capital to protest the cartoons that have sparked a string of violent demonstrations across the country in the past week. The placard at left reads: ‘Complete strike against the publishing the cartoon of Prophet Muhammad.’

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