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Iran Non-Story For Today-Boycott European Goods!

Iranian Majis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel, called on the Muslim world to boycott goods from Europe because a European made a film and a European drew some cartoons. “The Islamic world’s best reaction(to the insults) is to boycott the countries that have allowed insults to Islamic sanctities.” He accused the West of being a “slave to money” and the center of anti-Islamic efforts. This is one of those non-stories which continually emanate from Iran about non-topics that are of no interest to anyone. Two persons among the four hundred million members of the European Union made a ridiculous film and drew some cartoons, and for some reason these actions now represent feelings of “the European Union.”

The current Iranian leadership has numerous problems to confront such as creating a vibrant economy or focusing on human rights in their own country without worryng about the work of a few people hundreds of miles away. It is one thing for a nation to insult antoher nation, but no government can control the activities of each and every person in their society and in a democratic nation, that would be illegal.

How about a boycott on boycotts over nothing? One wishes there was a sense of humor among Iranian leaders and they had the ability to laugh and ignore the actions of ignorant people.

Poverty, Hunger, War, Heck, It’s Cartoons That Counts!

War in Iraq, violence in Afghanistan, fighting in Gaza, beheadings in Saudi Arabia, but for some Muslims, the key issue centers around publication of some silly cartoons they consider offensive to the Prophet Muhammad. The largest demonstration against the cartoons was held in the Sudan capital of Khartoum, home of a government which has killed over 200,000 people and raped thousands of women. President Omar Bashir told the crowd that “not a single Danish foot will from now on desecrate the land of Sudan.” Of course, the despicable Danish are supplying Sudan with $26 million annually that will grow to $100 million in 2009 for use in humanitarian issues. Of course, the humanitarian crisis in Darfur was created by the man who doesn’t want Danes in his nation.

Pakistan, Jordan, and other Muslim nations passed resolutions, held demonstrations, called for boycotts, and acted as though this issue was among the important ones in the Muslim world. All they have to do is look around at violence, death, disease, and hate for evidence there are more important issues for their nations than worrying about a cartoon. Ironically, publication of the Danish cartoons has done more to damage the Islamic world than any boycott can ever accomplish.