February 18, 2006

But she ASKED to be raped!

Minister blamed for riots quits Scotsman, United Kingdom - 33 minutes agoAn Italian Cabinet minister whose decision to wear a T-shirt featuring cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was blamed for sparking riots in Libya handed in his ...

Italian Minister Resigns After Libyan Protests Over T-Shirt Bloomberg - 1 hour agoFeb. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Italian Reforms Minister Roberto Calderoli resigned after a mob attacked an Italian consulate in Libya yesterday ...

Italian minister quits over Prophet T-shirt CBC News, Canada - 1 hour agoItalian cabinet minister Roberto Calderoli resigned on Saturday after wearing a T-shirt printed with cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. ...

Italian Official Quits in Strife Over Cartoons New York Times, United States - 1 hour agoTURIN, Italy, Feb. 18 — A day after at least 11 people were killed in Libya amid continuing violence over the Danish cartoons ...

Italy cartoon row minister quits BBC News, UK - 4 hours agoThe Italian reform minister who angered Muslims by wearing a T-shirt decorated with Western media cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad has resigned. ...

So the Italian official who wore that inflammatory t-shirt on television caused the death of 11 people, right?

Knock knock... Reality check...

The RIOTERS caused the death of 11 people. Full Stop. If they find a cartoon of their prophet on some Italian dolt's t-shirt reason enough to riot, burn, maim and kill, that's THEIR problem and their problem ALONE.

The Italian cowards remind me of those who sympathise with a rapist because the woman, for some reason or other, "asked to be raped".

Rape or riot: Just don't do it, guys, however tempting the occasion!

1 comment:

fpb said...

Looking back, this was to some extent a way to get rid of someone who was not made to be a minister. I have a lot of time for Calderoli, he is a man and says things as he sees them, but he has no diplomacy and is no damn good as a member of an administration. His natural position is as a loose hound (as we call them: cane sciolto) on the backbenches, castigating government and opposition with equal vigour. In that sort of position, he is useful. As a cabinet member, he is a waste of time and his own best instincts are wasted.

Not that his treatment on this occasion wasn't disgusting, of course; any more than Berlusconi's betrayal of Buttiglione a few years earlier. Berlusconi, in these things, is all mouth and no trousers. He has the right instincts - our culture is better than theirs, and he said so - but he does not have the nerve to stand up for them, and his idiotic need to be liked by everyone always leads him to the worst kind of compromise.