Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Thin Skinned and Dangerous

Salman Rushdie offended the religion of peace with his publication of his Satanic Verses. Result: a sentence of death by Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini . Newsweek Magazine wrongly published that U.S. military personnel were desecrating the Koran. Result: Muslim rioting and the burning of U.S. flags. A Danish newspaper publishes editorial cartoons which Muslims take as offensive to Islam. Result: rioting in various parts of the world, burning of the Danish flag, boycotting Danish productts.

You might say that Islamists have no sense of humor when it comes to these sorts of things. For those accustomed to freedom, these Islamic reactions seem absurd and laughable. But, to the Islamist these acts are blasphemy and worthy of a death sentence.

Note to my apologetic leftist friends: If your sentiments prevail and the U.S. pulls back from its foreign adventures in the quest to neutralize Islamofascism, you will get to see Islamofascism upfront and in your face. Well, maybe not you, but certainly your children. So what do you care? You won’t be around.