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.