Tuesday, February 07, 2006

From a feministlesbianMuslimZionist... on cartoons

From haaretz.com
Last update - 08:08 08/02/2006
Impure Islam
By Irshad Manji

At the World Economic Forum in January, I observed something revealing. In a session about the U.S. religious right, a cartoonist satirized one of America's most influential Christian ministers, Pat Robertson. In the audience, chuckling with the rest of us, was a prominent British Muslim. But his smile disappeared the moment we were shown a cartoon that made fun of Muslim clerics.

Since then, a fierce fight has erupted between the European Union and the Muslim world over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Months ago, the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, published cartoons that showed Islam's messenger wearing, among other things, a turban-turned-time bomb. Although the paper has apologized, the controversy has metastasized: A Norwegian magazine and French paper recently re-printed the drawings, as have other broadcasters and publications while covering this story.
Full article here.


Blogger G-D SQUAD said...

Speaking of burning flags. Also, in related (and yet soooo unrelated) news, check this out if you need to be cheered up after all this violence lately. Hat tip to Jewlicious.

Wed Feb 08, 12:26:00 AM 2006  

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