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Juan Cole's misplaced assessments.

“The Iranian public does not feel itself under neocolonial domination, and many Iranian young people are not interested in Islam, since it has become associated in their minds with a hopelessly fuddy-duddy mulla-dominated Establishment.”
Wrong. This has nothing to do with lost interest in Islam at all. If there was an interest to protest the Danish and others who reprinted these stupid cartoons about the messenger of God, there are many young and old people who could have done that. In fact if Juan Cole tried hard, he would know Iranians are under pressure from western countries related to nuclear technology which would have given them to show up and protest, they haven’t done it because they don’t see any benefit doing it. This includes all sectors of the society including the conservatives and the liberals; the young and the old; men and women alike. So Juan Cole wasn’t on the mark on this.

“Moreover, most Muslims live in societies with strong traditions of state censorship, so they often assume that if something appears in the press, the government allowed it to do so and is therefore culpable.” Said Mr. Cole.
This is also misplaced. According to him Muslims have no understanding of the society they live in. if that was the case, you wouldn’t see freedom of expression in the form of demonstration would have taken place, as he well know people don’t demonstrate against their government in many middle east countries as they do in Europe so Mulims know the role of governments in different countries. Beside why would he think Muslims are all immigrants therefore? In Europe most Muslims are born and raised in Europe so don’t even go there Mr. Cole.
1. The hostility toward Islam in Europe and where white man dominates like Australia and America is intensified.
2. The cartoons are based on lie which reflects nothing of truth.
3. The cartoons are squarely attack on Islam and all Muslims, therefore, should have been seen as to incite attacks on Muslims.
4. The protest turned to torching of embassies or attack on Christians in Lebanon was wrong. Muslims should never fell into the trap of hatred of white man toward Muslims and Islam.


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