Friday, February 03, 2006

*cough*

I've been sick, so this'll be short. Lemme just say that this is a dark habinger of things to come:
European leaders tried to contain the controversy over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on Thursday, as the international dispute escalated into a consumer boycott and risked the gravest cultural clash with the Muslim world since the Salman Rushdie affair.

If you haven't heard about this story (again, I don't watch news media so I don't know what kind of play it's getting there) the "controversy" is the depiction of Muhammed in cartoons, which is blasphemous to Muslims. So, naturally, they threaten holocaust, among other violent, posterboard insanities.

The demographics of Europe are changing. And Europeans are scared--at least those whose belief in liberal democracy isn't moth-eaten and decayed by relativist notions such as postmodernism and multiculturalism.

*cough*

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