As predictable, the Moroccan blogosphere reacted last week to the drawings of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and while some bloggers condemned the Danish cartoonist , others found the reactions in some Muslim countries over exagerated.
Calm heads are needed
The scenes of embassy burnings and calls for beheadings are playing right into the hands of the Islamophobes who want to create as much friction from the situation as possible. At the moment the Islamaphobes have gathered a lot of support from the Islamic reaction. Calm heads are needed. Dialogue and connection are what is needed now, not more provocation.
Samir also posted about some of his reader's reactions to the cartoons earlier last week.
Bsima, the doctor who blogs screams her indignation against the all those who burned and destroyed to show their disapproval of the cartoons (French).
I'm having enough to be associated to all this violence..Islam is a religion of peace, forgiveness ..
Geronimo is not only disgusted (French) by the burning of the Danish embassies in Lebanon and Syria but also by the boycott of the Danish products.He finds this reaction ridiculous.
It seems that some religious decided that eating a Danish product is a sin..Come on !!
Sow wind, reap a storm..
Soumiaz states that she cannot disagree with The Muslim community talking about cheap provocation, nor can she disapprove the rest of the world calling it democracy. She ‘s however ashamed for being a human being.
Oh! I don’t know if any of you sees what I am seeing, they draw the lines and we blind as we are, we do the work for them. They say we are fanatics and we deliver, by cutting people throats on air.
Medlykos author of Peace & Love On The World Wide Weblogsphere! (French) posts that if the Danishs think they have the right to express whathever they want , they also have to realise that they cannot dictate how some people may react when they feel humiliated by the Danish freedom of speech. The title of Medlykos'post is Sow wind, reap a storm.
Slix posts some comments following the reactions to the cartoons and he regrets how the blindness of the heart can lead to such extremism from both partis (French).
Amazigh expresses his rage when he first saw the cartoons wich he considers as a war declared against the Islamic world (French).
I beg Muslims all over the world not to give the Occident the occasion to see us as terrorists . Let our governments and associations handle this problem .
Too late Amazigh!!
Coup de coeur
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That's it for this week. See you next Wednesday, Inshallah ;)