Friday, 14 September 2012
And then there's funny strange....
The following bit, a trailer for the notorious Innocence of Muslims, isn't funny in my opinion; it's just stupid; really, REALLy stupid. But for the curious, here it is:
It is insulting and very crude even for the intellect for someone who doesn't give a damn about Islam. It goes far beyond the dim light that a simple reading of the actual haddith by a non-Muslim will cast on Islam. It jibes without point; obviously the product of a media war between Christians and Muslims. Tit for tat and all that stupid rot. What goes beyond the appalling stupidity of this movie, however, is the Muslim reaction to it in the Middle East which makes Islam and Muslims look far worse than the movie could possibly do: child-like tantrums, burning, looting, and murdering innocent people, who hadn't even heard of the movie until then, let alone had anything to do with it.
Just look at these wild animals! Even if the victims of those overblown tantrums had something to do with the movie, the violence was not justified. Hell, in a reverse situation, you can be damn sure they would expect better of us.
Take the incidents of 9/11 and the acts of terrorism following it for instance. Thousands of Americans were murdered and there was some violent backlash against Muslims as a result. Violence for violence makes a lot of viscereal sense even if it's not always the best response. But is it just to murder innocents in place of the actual malcreants who masterminded and carried out the obscenely inhuman acts on 9/11? Of course not! Yet to fundamentalists Muslims deliberately egged on by terrorist leaders amongst them, it's somehow conscionable for innocents to be attacked over a mere piece of media, not even a act a violence.
Luckily, most Muslims are more sensible than that. At least over here they are. Even over there, many Muslim clerics are justly repudiating the hot-headed dupes that fell for that manipulation by the terrorist group(s) angling for power.
This is another one of those incidents that has been staring wide-eyed wondering why the hell we have anything to do with that part of the world at all. Why haven't we severed all relations with them by now? Don't tell me it's just the oil. The price is too high when it comes to that.