Cartoon rage reaches the Far East. From TMCNet, with thanks to Twostellas:
MANILA, Feb. 7_(Kyodo) _ Filipino Muslims enraged by caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad burned a Danish flag in a rally in the southern Philippines on Tuesday.
Hundreds of demonstrators in Kidapawan in Cotabato Province, about 900 kilometers southeast of Manila, said the cartoons were an insult to Islam and condemned racial slurs equating Muslims to terrorists which they say fuel anti-Muslim views….
“Muhammad is man of peace,” said Eid Kabalu, spokesman of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a Muslim separatist group that is negotiating peace with the Philippine government. “It is not right to desecrate his image.”
All right, Eid. Would you not then think, since you believe that Muhammad is a man of peace (although that flies in the face of the record of the Qur’an, Hadith, and Sira), that violence committed in response to the cartoons also desecrates his image?