Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Cartoon Violence Claims Another Casualty

A Muslim strongly opposed to the ongoing riots over cartoon depictions of Mohammad has made himself heard. (See my earlier blog on the issue here.)

Jordanian journalist Jihad al-Momani wrote the following in an editorial:

''Muslims of the world, be reasonable. What brings more prejudice against Islam -- these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras?"

This man, whose first name is unfortunate, was fired from his newspaper job after publishing those reasonable, insightful words.

Back to the drawing board.

8 comments:

Pete Bogs said...

looks like this guy had a similar idea to my blog on a Muslim Voltaire... made some of the same points, too...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-standaert/wheres-the-islamic-versi_b_15250.html

Frosty Snowbro said...

Censorship sucks, in any form. Besides, where are these cartoons? I'd like to see them just to see what all the ruckus is about.

Pete Bogs said...

you can see them if you do a Web search... I've seen some but don't have them...

Bird said...

http://face-of-muhammed.blogspot.com/
http://epaper.jp.dk/30-09-2005/demo/JP_04-03.html

two ways to view the cartoons.

bogs - what are you drinking?

Pete Bogs said...

what am I drinking? why, did I write something crazy? I happen to think my points are quite insightful... LOL

that's me finishing off a pint of Guinness...

Paddys_Gal said...

sigh... this story makes me want to drown myself in a pint...

Pete Bogs said...

PG, I hear you... I have a clock at home that says "Time for a pint," meaning now is always a good time for a pint...

Hellpig said...

LIBERALISM IS A MENTAL DISORDER,and DEMS are a bunch of sandal licking socialists.


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