People being bombed, occupied and oppressed. Would the Prophet Muhammad -- if peace is to be upon him -- do what some of his alleged followers are doing? Would he be upset at how he is depicted -- or how the poor and oppressed are treated? Is peace to come to him with some people, in his name, acting as they do?
And so, people in "the West" can pretend that it's cartoons that Muslims are upset about; not bombings and occupations and oppression.
This global non-dialogue must end. True civilization must begin.
[originally published at husseini.org on Feb. 7, 2006]