Last September, the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published 12 cartoon images of Muhammed thus infuriating Muslims. They were later published on January 10 by a Norwegian evangelical newspaper which apparently was the last straw. I have aquired the images and posted two of my favorites for everyone to see.
In the first image we see Muhammed telling some suicide-bombers to stop because there aren’t any virgins left in Paradise. This of course is reference to the promised reward of 72 Virgins for a Muslim martyr.
This photo in my opinion represents the violence that many people feel Muhammed preaches of. Specifically I thinks it’s a reference to the Muslim tradition of suicide-bombings that have occured around the world.
While these cartoons are clearly not flattering in any respect, they are loosely based on truth. In recent years, we have seen an enormous amount of suicide-bombings carried out by Muslims for various causes. In addition to that this, it is clearly spelled out in the Muslim doctrine that any martyr will be rewarded with 72 virgins for their actions, not just one or two, but 72! I don’t know about you, but I can barely handle one woman, much less 72. The sheer logistics are staggering. But back to the point here. Muslims have created this perception of violence by carrying out acts of violence. Just look at the response to the cartoons. Muslim gunmen stormed an EU office carrying grenades, RPGs, and machine guns! How can anyone take them serious when something like this occurs?
I feel that Muslims are angry over these cartoons because there is some truth to them and that hurts more than anything else.