Thursday, February 02, 2006

---Mohammed Cartoon Flap Update: 

Talk about picking your battles....
FOXNews.com [AP] - U.S. & World News - Militants Surround EU Offices in Gaza Over 'Offensive' Cartoons
Again, it’s just a good thing they didn’t dip anything Islamic into urine....to say nothing of charging Danish taxpayers to display it....
Just when everyone had concluded that most European nations had become completely spineless, newspapers in France, Germany, and Norway have published these and other cartoon renderings of Mohammed. The reaction of practitioners of the Religion of Peace TM to uncomplimentary caricatures of the founder of Islam have spread to Palestinian territories, where radicals have threatened to kidnap foreigners if an apology is not forthcoming.
The international reaction to Islamic attempts to dictate the content of Danish political commentary has become far more extensive than first suspected. See:
The violent threats against free speech in Denmark and elsewhere have provoked outrage, additional caricatures and cartoons, postings of “artistic” representations of Mohammed throughout history, and coffee cups and T-shirts featuring the infamous Danish “petard” cartoon. Considering some of the content, this may turn out to be a controversy the Danish Muslims would have better left unstirred. I mean, when the French get mad.....

[Somebody named Sean (http://www.smallbutdisorganized.com/?p=425) has found the root of the controversy, referring to "...Mohammed, the L. Ron Hubbard of the 6th century." Elsewhere, several bloggers have pointed out that the violence, rioting, and death threats have resulted in the controversial cartoons, which were probably unnoticed outside Denmark a week ago, being spread all over the Internet. This effort by MSNBC politcal cartoonist Daryl Cagle is also especially relevant.]

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