Monday, January 30, 2006

Cartoon, eh?

BEIRUT, Lebanon - The controversy over Danish caricatures of Prophet Muhammad escalated Monday as gunmen seized an EU office in Gaza and Muslims appealed for a trade boycott of Danish products. Denmark called for its citizens in the Middle East to exercise vigilance.
Denmark-based Arla Foods, which has been the target of a widespread boycott in the Middle East, reported that two of its employees in Saudi Arabia were beaten by angry customers. Aid groups, meanwhile, pulled workers out of Gaza, citing the threat of hostilities.
The 12 drawings — published in a Danish paper in September and in a Norwegian paper this month — included an image of the prophet wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse. Islamic tradition bars any depiction of the prophet, even respectful ones, out of concern that such images could lead to idolatry.
Danish government officials have expressed regret over the furor but have refused to get involved, citing freedom of expression. The Jyllands-Posten newspaper has refused to apologize for publishing the drawings and has said it did not mean to insult.

Too bad some muslim countries are ideologically still stuck in medieval times by repressive Islamic fundamentalist governments; I, personally, find this cartoon amusing - an expression of some relevance to current events and symbol of free speech fundamentalists despise; therefore I posted it here, on censorship-free Mass Media Deception for you enjoyment - freedom is on the march - and soon we will liberate the fore-mentioned countries too.

(P.S. rest of cartoons here: http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/698)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jeremy said...

We did a Mohammed depiction in 2004. While I didn't find the cartoons amusing, I really don't see what the fuss is about. I understand it intellectually, but seriously folks, go to work.

1:12 PM, February 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work »

9:22 AM, April 26, 2007  

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