Saturday, February 04, 2006

Syria Has A Lot To Answer For

There is no good enough excuse to justify this kind of savagery:

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Hundreds of Syrian demonstrators stormed the Danish Embassy in Damascus Saturday and set fire to the building, witnesses said.

The demonstrators were protesting offensive caricatures of Islam's Prophet Mohammed that were first published in a Danish newspaper several months ago.

Witnesses said the demonstrators set fire to the entire building, which also houses the embassies of Chile and Sweden.

The Syrian goverment must be held responsible for the burning of the Danish Embassy in Damascus. There is no way that this attack was spontaneous, but instead sponsored by the Syrian government. Bashar Assad's regime must be held accountable for this atrocity.

It is certainly the worst kind of response to some offensive cartoons. There is simply no justifiable way to equate the non-violent criticisms of the cartoons, vulgar as they may be, and the violent attacks on the sovereign property of a foreign government by Muslim radicals.