Comments on: Timeline – Prophet Mohammad cartoons bring attacks to Scandinavia Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: MidwestVoice Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:50:01 +0000 I think it is truly sad that violence and attacks seem to be the knee-jerk reaction when anyone anywhere says, does, or writes something that the muslim community finds offensive. They say and do and believe quite a number of things that I find offensive – but I was taught that reacting with violence is not the way to make a point, stooping to someone else’s level is not the way either. Obviously they were not taught that particular lesson.

It just seems like a double standard – they can post videos from the middle east of a beheading of an infidel and the rest of the world does not attack their consulates, Christians don’t riot in the streets, blow up stuff near mosques or in muslim neighborhoods, etc etc. But muslims seem to think it’s OK to react in that manner when someone half way across the world says or does something that offends them.

Get over it! The rest of the world needs to quit apologizing and tell them to grow up and act like adults, state your grievance or complaint without using it as an excuse for all the hysteria, violence, and criminal activity. All you are doing is perpetuating the negative stereotypes. Most of the planet has a policy of free speech and most of us agree that there can be differing opinions. They seem to be the only group who thinks that no one should ever disrespect them yet they see no inconsistency in their disrespect of every one else on the planet. Enough already. For a religion that has been around for so long, it’s time for it’s followers to grow up!