Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Mugsy urges calm

Much of the Muslim world has been up in arms in recent days over a cartoon that first appeared in a Danish newspaper. The cartoon, later reprinted in newspapers across Europe, depicts the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Such images are forbidden under Islam. But allow me to step in as the voice of reason in this matter. The last time I checked, arson, bombings and killings were frowned upon, too. As a religious leader, I cannot condone these dangerous riots. I must also condemn the poor timing of this violence. The cartoons were first published in September. Is there not a statute of limitations on our anger?

I have not seen these cartoons, so I cannot comment on them specifically. But I do know what it is like to be deeply offended and disturbed by a newspaper comic strip. Every time I look at "Love Is," with those creepy naked children, I feel compelled to tear the newspaper to shreds and eat it. But that is as far as my anger goes. These depictions of babies having babies are shocking, and I am baffled that anyone would actually enjoying reading them. But I do not firebomb the British Embassy. So I urge you, fellow Muslims of the world, to relax. Take a deep breath. And follow the example of your canine brothers. After all, you don't see any dogs rioting.

8 comments:

mum2twelve said...

You are TOO funny! I have forwarded your blog to my 20 yr old son at college! No doubt he will enjoy meeting you Ayatollah!

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Welcome to the congregation, Mum2twelve. I assume that by "funny," you mean wise and distinguished. Thank you for spreading the word

Anonymous said...

Don't forget "modest," Ayatollah.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever thought of running for President? The humans could sure use some guidance!!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Unfortunately, the Constitution does not allow for a canine president. That is why we are forming our own nation. I urge you to participate in the democratic process as we choose a name for this future global superpower.

mum2twelve said...

I beg your pardon Ayatollah! You are correct - I mispoke. I did mean wise and amusing errr, I mean informative.
And as anonymous said modest, very modest!

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

You are too kind, Mum2twelve.

Da Angry Filipino said...

I wish that all the humans of the world would be as wise and listen to you. I do not wish the Muslims ill will at all. They should take the issue up with the newspapers that published the offensive cartoon. I wish they could sue them. I would rule in the Muslims' favor.