We Need More Danish Cartoons!
If we had some basic understanding of our enemy and watched him closely, we would see that he made at least two major mistakes during these recent cartoon events that we could exploit. First, he showed us his hand and his true intentions, thereby waking up millions of infidels just a little bit too early. Second: He also clearly demonstrated some of his weak points, both the extreme arrogance and the ridiculous hypersensitivity to even the slightest criticism. During the Muhammad cartoon affair, the Islamic world might as well have worn a gigantic neon sign saying: “We fear freedom of speech above all else. Give us bombs, just don’t send us rational criticism or mockery.” They scream “We love death,” yet cringe like shivering Christmas puddings in front of a few cartoons. If this is what they fear most, then this is where we should push harder.I’ve made similar points in the past (as has Ali Sina):
In the past I’ve suggested that Islam is based on primitive concepts among them are the primacy of shame and humiliation. … Today, the West is the primary cheerleader for the ideology of Islam. It is nearly impossible to criticize Islam. While the Islamic revival is driven by internal forces, it gets a boost when praised by Western leaders – often the same leaders that will vilify their own culture. What would happen if we reverse that process? What would happen if we proudly trumpeted our superior culture and vilified the savage culture of Islam? … Never under estimate the power of a moral posture. It's time we affirm our greatness and act accordingly.Bruno makes many excellent points. Read the whole article.
Of course, it's not cartoons that we need but clear hard-hitting criticism that goes for the jugular. Mohammad was a thug who plundered caravans to make a living. He terrorized Medina by having critics assassinated; and he ethnically cleansed Medina of Jews. This is Islam and we have nothing but complete contempt for this vicious irrational fascistic 7th century barbarian who created this monstrous creed.
On the other hand, you don't have to translate cartoons.
Update: Edward Cline expresses the same thought but with a Churchillian voice. Speaking of hard-hitting ...