Most people, Muslims included, just want to get along with their lives and will frequently allow basic affronts to their customs, culture, laws and dignity if it means they can just be left at peace. Terrorist know this and will chip away in large and small ways to upset the equilibrium of a society or country. The Iraqis will no more be able to determine their own fates than any other Islamic country in the Middle East. We know that not all Muslims in Nigeria are terrorists but we can see what happened Christmas day and the consequences that will have for Nigeria. Just as in the cartoon situation, who will dare speak up?The problem is that the many so readily allow the few to dominate them. And that is a choice...one they get to make.
Muslims are murdering Christians in ever greater proportion and yet the West talks of Islamophobia". It's getting crazier.
If thats the way it is then the US should never have gotten involved. But it did. This starting wars and never finishing them, while having dozens of stations in places like Germany, is very dangerous. What happened in Nigeria, Egypt, and elsewhere, is going to happen closer to home now.I have little sympathy for the Iraqi people if they, after all this, refuse to take a stand against the fundamentalists. The bombing that started this OP...that was the act of a few striking out against the many. If the many dont take a stand...then they get precisly what they deserve. That is my position.