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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Middle East theology of murder

The next cartoon comes thanks to Mike Lester, Rome News-Tribune, Rome, GA from July 26, 2005. I like this middle east cartoon a lot because it addresses a huge problem in muslim society today and touches on two aspects of it.

Theology of murder

In this cartoon we see the "fat cat" Imam on the one side of the fence sitting back comfortably on his chair while one of the community members is humbly on his knees apologising for not killing people! Two aspects of this middle east cartoon are brilliant:

  • The idea of Imam's getting rich and sitting back on their asses while they get ignorant and trusting "normal people" to do their dirty work for them.
  • The fact that they do not have the balls to do the "dirty work" or killing themselves. This is someone who is meant to be helping the average Muslim to get closer to G-d and lead a better life. Meanwhile they are using their influence and position of trust to send people off to murder innocent victims in the middle east and around the world in the name of G-d!

  • So, what's the answer - get these murderers to stop preaching inciteful and hateful rhetoric or deal with them appropriately. The closeminded and totalitarian method of teaching in Muslim and most middle east countries is obviously a huge obstacle to this. Take the power to the people!

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