Sunday, February 12, 2006

On this picture, taken during a demonstration against the Danish Mohammed-cartoons in Istanbul, you can see that the demonstrations are all about anger and indignitation because religious feelings were hurt, and about the West looking for sticks to hit Muslims with. Yeah right. You can say what you want but Israel has no link to the affair unless you really want to see such a link. As much as our leaders try to make clear that there is no such thing as a war between 'us' and 'the' Muslim world, the various extremist factions within the latter - with different interests and for different reasons, but still - clearly do their best to make sure that such a war is going to take place. Apparently in that war hatred of Israel and the Jews are one of the best possible totems to rally around for Muslims all over the world, both extremist and not so extremist.

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