Wow, this thing has seriously blown up!
A Norwegian newspaper published a few cartoons showing arabs in a satirical light. That’s SATIRE as in COMEDY. Much like we have Garfield and Gary Larson.
Anyway, the Muslims went completely wild, so much so that other newspapers have taken some of the comics and published them, with muslims going wild over that, and one editor even being fired!
Now governments are being prompted to come out with statements like ‘it’s in bad taste and shouldn’t have happened’.
Come on people, what about freedom of expression?! COMEDY, ha ha funny! This is so ridiculous it’s bordering on insane lunacy.
The reactions are interesting in that most people agree that the violence and threatened violence of the protesters are entirely uncalled for, with the muslims saying they feel insulted and the westerners saying they think they shouldn’t be insulted, showing a very real chism in the way the west and the muslim east thinks.
Further interesting points made concern the press fanning the flames (apparently these cartoons were published 6 months ago and there was no outcry then) and then standing back in amazement that there’s a fire, and also an interesting ‘Look at the Badger’ theory – as Iran is being sent to IANA, suddenly this badger appears and takes over the international stage.
The issues of double standards come up a lot as well, with the westerners finally coming out en masse and saying they’ve had enough of mollycoddling other religions, cultures and peoples whilst the western religions, cultures and peoples are not getting any respect back at all.
So what else has come out?
I found this editorial “We are all Danes now” comparing the cartoons to the ‘insensitivity’ of westerners eating cow meat and the Hindu’s uprising for it at Boston Globe
and a rant on Boortz about what the Muslims have done in religions’ name and the amount of outrage that has caused among Muslims (none)
as well as criticism on the media for not showing the cartoons, whilst they freely blashpeme and ridicule Christianity (Michelle Malkin – many links to other sources)
Another French paper has decided to run more cartoons – but I can’t find the link yet…
Adding insult to injury the Independant has an article on a blow-up sex doll called Mustafa Shag which has recently been released on the market. Did you know Mustafa was another name for the prophet? Neither did I. Neither did the company who makes the bop dolls. But they’re in shit for it!