Everyone's A Soldier
Just a sprinkling of stories on the same topic i.e. attempts to strip us of our most basic freedoms under threat of bodily harm:
Pakistan to ask EU to amend laws on freedom of expression
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will ask the European Union countries to amend laws regarding freedom of expression in order to prevent offensive incidents such as the printing of blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and the production of an anti-Islam film by a Dutch legislator, sources in the Interior Ministry told Daily Times on Saturday.Pakistani Ambassador: Cartoons are a terrorist act...
Pakistani ambassador to Norway, Rab Nawaz Khan, fears what will happen when the Norwegian Muhammad caricature published in Adresseavisen reaches the masses in large Muslim countries like Pakistan.Pakistanis blame cartoons for violence against Danish embassy
"Muslim societies all over the world will be insulted. Therefore it's a terrorist act," says the ambassador to TV 2.
Fauzia Mufti Abbas, Pakistan's ambassador to Denmark, agreed that the Mohammed cartoons, first published in Jyllands-Posten newspaper in October 2005, had incited Muslim anger and were possibly the motivation for the attack, which killed eight and wounded as many as 30.
'It isn't just the people of Pakistan that feel they have been harassed by what your newspaper has begun,' she said. 'I'd like to know if your newspaper is satisfied with what it has done and what it has unleashed?'
We don't know about Jyllands-Posten but we here at The Idiom are most satisfied to unleash Muslim frenzy. Mostly because it just proves our point Ms. Fauzia, you pre-modern primitive.
Because publishing cartoons, contrary to your pre-modern thinking, is not a terrorist act. Killing the artists or publishers is a terrorist act!
It makes no difference in any case. As Kid Various noted in a comment on Mr. Surly's post regarding Fitna, the movie:
You can kill us, you can kill our friends, you can kill our families. But we will never submit. Not to a Man, not to a God.
It is the duty of every free citizen to refuse to bow to attempts to curtail their basic freedoms, even if it puts their lives, or the lives of their colleagues and families, at risk.
Otherwise the Enemy will win. It is that simple.
People have to understand that we are at war. Everyone is on the front lines. Everyone is a soldier. Even if they don't want to be. To quote a more unsavory character than Franklin, "You may not be interested in war. But war is most certainly interested in you."
It is your DUTY to resist. Duty is not about "I feel like it..." Duty is about what you have to do, what you obligated to do. And if you value Liberty, you are constrained to exercise and defend it - no matter the personal cost.
Kid Various may die - but he will never be a slave.