We’ve been blogging about Kurt Westergaard’s Mo-toons for a long while. We even have a Mo-toons category link. But it never occurred to us that anybody would use the Mo-toons as an illustrated how-to guide.
…What a difference a few short years make. In 2006, Muslims across the globe were incensed over Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten’s publishing of the Mo Toons. Which resulted in the deaths of over 100 people. As psychopathic as it sounds, yes… you read that right – cartoon related deaths, their blood on the hands of arrogant, enraged Muslims, demanding all bow to allah fubar.
The most popular Mo Toon is of course, the Mohammed Turban Bomb toon by Kurt Westergaard…
Now recently, in a most ironic twist of events, a Taliban suicide bomber assassinated the mayor of Kandahar, Afghanistan, Ghulam Haider Hamidi with get this –an exploding turban bomb he was wearing.
Folks you can’t make this stuff up…
The victim was not one of us counterjihadists, but another Muslim. Nonetheless, at 1389 Blog, our desire is not to see Muslims die, but rather, to see them be converted.
Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press Jul 27, 2011 23:30:00 PM
He liked to cast himself as one of the few honest men in Kandahar, a plucky troublemaker not afraid to stick a finger in the eye of authority or vested interests.
And in the end, those traits might have contributed to the brutal death of Ghulam Haider Hamidi, the outspoken mayor of Kandahar city.
He had survived previous attempts to kill him, but a suicide bomber with explosives concealed in his turban assassinated Hamidi on Wednesday.
Hamidi, 65, was the third high-ranking official in the volatile southern Afghan province to be murdered this year. The president’s half brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, and the provincial police chief, Gen. Khan Mohammad Mujahid, were killed earlier.
The Taliban claimed responsibility, saying it was revenge over a land dispute involving the demolition of 200 illegally constructed homes in the city’s vast northern slum — an act that insurgents claimed had caused the death of two children.
That alleged zoning disputes continue to be settled with bombs in Kandahar is setback for the U.S., which took full control of the province from the Canadian army a few weeks ago.
Hamidi, who spent 30 years in exile in Arlington, Va., as an accountant, said in recent interviews with The Canadian Press that he knew he was marked for death but accepted the risk as his way to give back to the city he loved.
He was appointed Kandahar mayor in 2007. “I didn’t do my job for Ahmed Wali Karzai. I did not do it for Mr. Hamid Karzai. I do my job because I owe this city,” Hamidi said last December.
“I (was) born here. I grew up here. I eat from this city. I was educated in this province and I had good times here. Now in the last times of my life, I want to spend it here, serving my city and city citizens.”
“I could go back to America, but I choose to be here,” he said. “I will fight, fight corruption (and) those corrupt people. This my city. Kandahar is my city and I will die here.”
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