Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Oh God no! Not a cartoon!
If they don't like it they can move back to a country that doesn't allow it.
Otherwise live like the French.
For the Western world to be falling over themselves to accommodate other cultures is ludicrous.
Would you expect the Saudis to change their ways to please your beliefs?
Islam is still at war with the non-muslim world and will do anything to expand their dominance.
Let them riot then jail them and deport them.
I think we all agree that it's stupid, that isn't really the debate here.
We all think that the reaction to this has been over the top, to say the least, and I don't think any sensible person can justify the response to a
pathetic video or a cartoon.
This is the reality we live in. There ARE hundreds of thousands of people out there who think that this should be a crime. There ARE thousands of
people out there who are radical enough to die for their stupid religion. There ARE thousands of people who will protest and cause violence with this
as an excuse.
We might all agree that it's wrong, but it's fact.
Therefore, publishing this, and doing so now, is a deliberate provocation. If we weigh up the benefits, who is going to benefit and who is going to
lose out? Potentially hundreds of people could die as a direct result of this cartoon, and what for? So this comic can gain a few thousand readers?
As others have said, I agree that people have the right in our countries to say things like this, and if people don't like it they can f off to
another country where their governments restrict freedom. If that's what they want, they shouldn't be living in countries where freedoms like this
But we can't just pretend that the world is rosy and all people agree. That is not the reality. The publishers of this comic knew that printing it
would cause massive social unrest and potential violent clashes all over the world, and they decided to hell with those people who will be maimed and
They have made a choice to print something they KNOW will cause massive violence, and all because they can. THAT IS WRONG.