It certantly seems like a lot of people say so, perhaps without realizing it themselves. No, I'm not talking about cultural superiority or some shit like that. What I'm talking about is how people respond to the various actions and statements done by non-muslims and muslims. Bear with me and I'll try to explain my reasoning.
For example, when somebody draws a cartoon picture of the prophet Muhammad, the muslim world gets their panties in a twist and issue tons of death treats to the cartoonist, his family, the jews, his company, and his country in general.
The thing is, some of the most eager to criticize the cartoonist are often other westerners who aren't muslims themselves. And it's not just a fridge minority.
What I simply cannot bring myself to understand, is that when there is a conflict, where one person has ridiculed, while the other person has issued death threats, how can anybody in their right mind criticize the ridiculing person first? We are talking about a drawing on a paper ridiculing something versus issuing death treats and carrying out them, resulting in murder. I seriously tried to see both sides in a fair light, but I cannot for the life of me understand the mindset of the person who thinks the drawings are the ones who need the criticism and scorn.
I mean, it's totally okay to oppose such drawings. I'm not saying that everybody should support them or anything. You can be in utter disgust and that's fine. But the thing is, if there are death threats and murders being done, anybody should be sensible enough to understand that you can't focus on the fucking drawing. If one person is insulting you and another person is stabbing you with a knife, you don't start lecturing the insulting person on how rude he is.
So, it struck me that these kind of people simply don't expect anything from the muslims. To them, It's just part of reality that the muslims issue death threats because muslims are lower and less civilized. However, YOU, the cartoonist, should know better because you aren't trash like them. I recent this kind of thinking. Even if the muslims in question have a diffrent culture, it doesn't give them a free pass to do anything. A death threat and a murder is the same no matter who issues it, be it your neighbor, the pope, or some pissed off muslims.
It doesn't matter if the cartoonist started the deal by provoking the muslims. If I call you an asswipe, it doesn't give you justification to threaten and murder me. And I hope everybody has the sanity enough to realize that if this situation did happen, they shouldn't be criticizing me for calling somebody as asswipe while ignoring the obvious breach of law done by the other person. It is in fact illegal in most countries to make death threats and murder. The only reason the muslims in this case haven't been arrested is because they are in a diffrent country, out of reach. But it doesn't change what they have done.
inb4 not all muslims are terrorist