Monday, June 09, 2008


Pakistan's ambassador to Norway Rab Nawaz Khan claims, "Terrorism is carrying out an act that draws strong reactions. Muslims across the world are insulted by this cartoon, and therefore it is an act of terrorism."

I submit to you that Rab Nawaz Khan's statement drew a strong reaction from me, therefore by his own definition the man is a terrorist.

Though I'm more inclined to think of him as an idiot.

Terrorism is an act that creates terror. If Muslims across the world are seriously terrified by a cartoon, they really need to pull themselves together. I somehow doubt that Khan is speaking for the majority of the Muslim world, though. I suspect that most Muslims are made of sterner stuff.