AMMAN — Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa yesterday considered the blasphemous cartoons as part of a "battle against Islam" rather than a symptom of conflict among civilizations, and urged Arab parliamentarians to put pressure on the United Nations to come up with a "strict" solution to this problem.A strict manner? For what? Printing a cartoon critical of Islam? That’s what constitutes a battle against Islam in Moussa’s mind?
"I don't think the issue pertains to an inter-civilization conflict. We have to mention the issue in its real perspective — it is a battle against Islam," Moussa said at the opening session of the Arab Parliamentary Union (APU) conference at the Dead Sea resort in Jordan.
"I urge you to send a message to the United Nations that it should address this issue in a strict manner in order we can deal in future with each other on bases that exclude double standards," he added. [Khaleej Times]
So how then does Moussa frame the murder of almost 3,000 Americans on 9/11? How does he frame the jihad against American forces in Iraq--forces that dethroned a brutal dictator and replaced him with a freely elected government? How does he frame all the beheadings of western journalists--if mere pen and ink drawings constitute a battle against Islam?
I consider this proof yet again that the Islamic world is utterly disconnected from reality.