Leaving Islam




Hush-hush Cartoons

Sher Khan  


Crunch…Crunch….Crunch! I was munching a Danish cookie and watching beautiful cartoons drawn by the Danish cartoonists. Cookies are not good for my health--too much fat and cholesterol, which is not safe for a person with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I will finish this box anyway. If our Muslim brothers can blow themselves up for the sake of Islam, I can be a martyr, too, by eating cookies and showing solidarity with those who are fighting for freedom of speech and exposing Islam.  

For some unknown reason, every time I eat a Danish cookie, I envisage acres of green pasture where white cows with large black spots are grazing. After watching these cartoons, another character has been added to my vision; I see Mohammed in a large baggy dress and red ball eyes chasing those innocent cows with a sharpened knife.  

These cartoonists are professionals; a few strokes of brush spoke volumes. I could make thousands of cartoons based on the Quran and Ahadith if I had creative talent like these cartoonists. I have to write what I draw; otherwise no one would understand my art. People could confuse a car with a cow. Interested cartoonists should read those Islamic books to discover that they are the gold mines of cartoons.    

I was busy with those cartoons but something caught my attention; it was the TV. The newsreader of CNN was talking about Muslim’s achievement--how they have successfully torched the Danish embassy in Syria . I always thought CNN should change their name to PCNN (Politically Correct News Network). They have declined to post those famous cartoons on their Web site because it will bleed Muslims’ heart.  

Anyway, the next scene that popped up on the screen was rather hilarious. It showed a group of Muslims protesting in London with placards and one of them reads, “WAR ON TERROR IS WAR ON ISLAM”. It showed for a brief moment but the message was clear.  

We have been shouting the same slogan for years: “Islam is Terror.” I was happy to see the confession came from our Muslim brother, who evidently put terror and Islam on the same level.    

Forget the propaganda of Muslims: “Islam means peace”. The new message should be “Islam means terror”, not because both words contain five letters but the architect of this ideology was a terrorist and Islam was established through terror. Many Muslims believe that the ongoing war on terror is nothing but an attempt to eradicate Islam. I wish their understanding had been true. Reality is that the leaders of the Western world are fighting with terror, planting democracy in Islamic countries and expecting Muslims to reform their religion.  

Freedom of speech and the ability of accepting constructive criticism are the fundamentals of democracy. In a free world, critiques are invited and often encouraged before launching a project. It should have been Muslim cartoonists drawing those cartoons and not Kafirs from Denmark , finding flaws of Islam and pointing out problems, if Muslims had been sincere about reforming Islam.  

Why are these cartoons hurting Muslims? The simple answer is truth hurts and the cartoon depicting Mohammed with a bomb in his turban is the image of real Islam. There is a direct link between Mohammed and terrorism, a fact that all Muslims know very well. What if the same cartoon would show Buddha or Jesus? Would anyone care? There might have been some protest but everyone knows very well that a bomb with a lit fuse does not match with these two characters.  

Real Muslims, replicas of Osama Bin Laden, have the right to go crazy because they are the true followers of Islam and they have successfully obtained the honorable ‘Terrorist’ degree from the Western world. It’s normal if they throw a few bombs here and there to honor their prophet, but what about the so-called moderate Muslims? One may think they should be tolerant.

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