In light of todays events, I thought a little religous humor was in order.
At least 30 injured in protest as outrage over cartoons spreads By Nada Raad and Hannah Allam
Knight Ridder Newspapers
BEIRUT, Lebanon – A Muslim protest over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad turned into a rampage that injured at least 30 people in Beirut on Sunday, as outrage over the drawings spread across continents and widened the rift between Islam and the West.
Protesters in the Lebanese capital torched the Danish embassy, clashed with police and stoned a church – the most violent reaction yet to 12 cartoons lampooning the prophet that first appeared in a Danish newspaper and were reprinted in other media this month.
Muslims in several cities throughout the Middle East and Europe have stormed foreign embassies, burned Danish flags, staged massive demonstrations and launched a boycott that’s costing Danish firms an estimated $2 million a day.
The fierce reaction to the cartoons reflects not just anger over Europeans poking fun at the revered prophet, but years of pent-up fury by Muslims who feel alienated in the West and oppressed in their home countries, according to Muslims in several nations.