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Originally posted by djohnsto77
An American cartoonist made this a few years ago and the Council on American-Islamic Relations republished on its site and STILL HAS IT! Maybe the Muslims should storm CAIR and burn it down!
By: Doug Marlette
Originally posted by makeitso
a pig squealing contestant at the French Pig-Squealing Championships in Trie-sur-Baise’s annual festival.
Imams accused of doublespeak
imam Abu Bashir appeared on BBC World showing a caricature of Mohammed with a pig's snout and ears to representatives of the Arabic League. Bashir falsely claimed that the caricature was one of the 12 Jyllands-Posten drawings.
Neither Laban nor Bashir were available for comment.
Originally posted by shotsWhat a bunch of hypocrites. They complain when Denmark does it, yet now it would appear that in the eyes of the Iranian government it will be OK if they do it to Israel.
Now if this does take place; I wonder what the rest of the muslim world will do in reponse to Irans planned actions?
Originally posted by WindWalker
Just a short update
The danish embassy was attacked by up to 1000 people in Theran today.. they only manage to throw few molotovs over the wall before they were stopped by Irainian police.. at the same time Iran announced that it will cut off all trade relations with denmark
The BBC's Ado Saleh in Kano says some 200 people, including the 40 state parliamentarians, attended the flag burning.
They shouted "Allah Akbar" (God is great) as Kano's parliament speaker Balarabe Saidu Gani set the flags alight, he says.
On Monday, the MPs passed a resolution ordering the Kano state government to call off negotiations with Denmark over a hydroelectric plant worth some $25m and to cancel the purchase of 72 buses from the country.
Originally posted by Ulvetann
Think about it, who would better create an insulting picture of the prophet, than one that knows their religion best?
Why else, would the turban of the prophet have a text in arabic?
I am sure, not too many danish cartoonist are fluent in arabic!
Originally posted by AceOfBase
The cartoonist who did the bomb turban is Kurt Westergaard.
I think the Arabic writing is a standard symbol of Islam.
I don't remember what it's called.
Let’s be frank here – there has never been absolute press freedom anywhere. Greater press freedom, perhaps, in the United States and Europe, but never absolute freedom.
Even in countries where the press has been able to operate without legal and political constraints, media companies operate like any business concern with commercial interests; and in times of war, even patriotic interests.
There are libel laws that restrain the press from printing many things, and in many places there are now laws to protect the privacy of the people – these have hindered the work of the media.
But the point here is the media also need to have common sense. Newspapers, in whatever language, are no longer being read by one community as we become more multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-racial.
The racial demography of many European countries has changed tremendously, with an increasing Muslim population.
To run such caricatures, which are blasphemous in nature, without considering the feelings of Muslims, who are probably the readers of these newspapers, is just plain stupid. Arrogant, one may also add.
In plural societies, like in Malaysia, we have long accepted the fact that compromise is about sacrificing many rights and freedoms to enable everyone to live together in harmony. No one community can have its own way all the time.
The question now for these European newspapers would be whether it has been worth it: Danish embassies have been attacked, Danish goods boycotted, which would only hurt their fellow countrymen. And, worse, they have played into the hands of fanatical Muslims.
Moderate Muslims have found themselves pushed into a corner because of the stupidity of these editors, while the hardliners have gained a more popular position, leading demonstrations and setting buildings on fire.
Have these editors spared a thought for the Western travellers in predominantly Muslim countries now? They may just become targets of foolish fanatics simply because they are Danes or just whites.
Moderate Islamic leaders in some West Asian countries have a tough time explaining to the West that not all Muslim countries ban the Bible, chop off hands of criminals or force their women to be veiled. A trip to Dubai, Beirut and Amman always surprises many.
The action of the European newspapers has further worsened the perceived dichotomy between the West and Islam. They have not helped press freedom but have abused it.
They are no different from some political newspapers, whether in Asia or West Asia, with their continuous anti-Semitic stance, negative remarks against Christianity or equating anything Jewish with Zionism.
Thanks to their foolishness, the European media have given the hardliners a licence to propagate hates and threats against the West.
Never mess around with religion. To incite and create conflicts in the name of press freedom is hard to fathom. Self-censorship is not always a dirty word in the press if it helps to maintain peace.
Originally posted by makeitso
Have you noticed that one underreported aspect of the "cartoon wars" is the war waged in the cyberworld? No, not discussion board flaming. Cartoo Netwars cyber-attacks defacing or shutting down Danish websites.