Sunday, February 05, 2006
Am I the only one skeptical that protests of this magnitude happened spontaneously in Damascus? I don't know what, exactly, was going on, but I strongly suspect this Danish cartoon flap, while offending many Muslims, is also being used as a propaganda tool by those who already have an anti-Western agenda. The BBC reports that the Danish Embessy in Beirut was burned by Islamic militants, to the chagrin of many others in the crowd. The AP indicates the Lebanese protestors also got bussed in from somewhere. Aziz links to this thread on Mahmood's Den as an example of where "the rational Muslim majority is sheltering from the idiocy storm."