Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Boycott the Boycott

Like my post that was lost said, there is a call to buy Danish products.

I started the post that Blogger lost for me by calling you all out to buy those Danish Butter Cookies that are a Christmas favorite.

But that was a small part of what I was getting at.

Anyway, Fu2rman favorite Atlas Shrugs has a great campaign I am behind.

Buy Danish goods!

Start here.

And then, buy some of these great products.

Atlas started her post with is an article about The Queen of Denmark, Queen Margrethe II.

This is a woman we should listen to.

She said: "We are being challenged by Islam these years - globally as well as locally. It is a challenge we have to take seriously. We have let this issue float about for too long because we are tolerant and lazy.

"We have to show our opposition to Islam and we have to, at times, run the risk of having unflattering labels placed on us because there are some things for which we should display no tolerance."

"And when we are tolerant, we must know whether it is because of convenience or conviction."

She said she understood how disaffected young Muslims might find refuge in religion. This tendency should be fought by encouraging Muslims to learn Danish so they could integrate better, she said.

"We should not be content with living next to each other. We should rather live together."

In your experience, do Muslims simply want to live next to you, or together with you?

Do they want to learn from you, and teach you?

Or do they want to change you?

Is Denmark the model, or the exception?

Is Islam the Religion of Peace, or the Religion of 'You are an Infidel, convert, or die!'?

You tell me...


Anonymous emullah said...

I lover Danish cookies, hard to give up ;)

Further I don't agree with what people are saying in Middle east.

You can't beat someone to get respect. You give respect to get some in return.

Prophet Mohammad was a merchant by profession and he traveled to so called infidel lands for trade relations. So I am not convinced on bycott issue and I still love Danish cookies.

4:59 PM  
Blogger JMJ said...

E Mullah,
Why are so many Muslims being misled into violence? I get the sense that many of these people are actually good and caring people that are only doing these violent acts because of what their leadership is encouraging them to do. And these followers act in accordance to these "demands" in order to avoid the "fires of hell and damnation".

Am I wrong?

If not, have you ever heard such calls for violence in your experience during Friday prayers?

Maybe I am overextending my priviledges here, but these are the suspicions of many in the west.


7:45 PM  
Blogger Manuel I Comnenus said...

Muslims have no intention of "building bridges" or learning from other cultures. This goes against the writings in the Koran.

You don't believe me? Use history as an outline. The Ottomans forced thousands of Armenians, and other Balkan peoples to convert to Islam.

For years they recruited Christian boys to become Jannisaries; forced to convert to Islam and fight in the Sultan's wars of Islamic expansion in Europe. This was perhaps the most dreaded punishment for a Christian mother, to know that her son would be taken from her and forced to live a life of servitude.
The Christians (mainly Greeks) and Jews who were not forced into converting to Islam were burdened by enormous taxes to help keep the Ottoman Empire running, while the Muslim masters sat back and reaped the rewards.

9:00 PM  
Blogger JMJ said...

I think there are two Islams and two Mohammed's.

Forget history. Start with today.

New Islam (non-violence,peace)- greatly influenced by God or Allah

Old Islam (violence,war)- greatly influenced by man and his quest for power (in God's or Allah's name)

12:48 AM  

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