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February 08, 2006

Offensive Cartoons

I found this cartoon at Mark Steyn Nails It and wondered if I should post it. Then the ever-knowledgeable Gray Monk pointed me to the Mohammed Image Archive in a comment on this post:

Interestingly, the whole fuss is a bit of a nonsense, because it is only in recent years that the "ban" on images of Mohammed has really been enforced. Check this site to see a small portion of the images - mostly from the Muslim world itself - that are available. As you will see, many have been defaced, but most of the defacing is of recent date!

My stance is that an image can be offensive but an offensive image does not lead to bombing of embassies and boycott of national products. Also in this particular case, the saying "pot calling the kettle black" would be particularly apt. This was neatly captured in the Mark Stein cartoon below (click the image to see the full cartoon)...

Posted by Peskie at February 8, 2006 12:00 PM


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Posted by: Miss Cellania at February 8, 2006 12:51 PM