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Monday, February 06, 2006

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EgyptianSandMonkey points out that all if the original "offending" cartoons were published in an Egyptian newspaper back in October 2005, during the height of Ramadan, and nobody seemed to care. No protests, no riots, nothing.

AGAIN, are the morons really just being whipped up by "leaders" with an agenda against the west. It's pretty obviously, Yes.

It's also been coming out from various sources, that there really isn't any prohibition against creating images of Mo. I think this depends on the flavor of Islam.


This site has the finest collection of mohammed-mocking illustrations that I've seen so far. Apparently, all the outraged purveyors of the religion of peace didn't realize that, while the world's politicians will pussyfoot around, the regular internet users (like me) will just be encouraged to say "Fuck You" all the more.

By the way, I was just reading about how all the protests around the world involve the burning of Danish flags. How did they get all these Danish flags in Camelcrotch, Afghanistan unless an organized effort was put forth beforehand. Hmmmm.....

Update from the BBC, in Afghanistan:

"They want to test our feelings," protester Mawli Abdul Qahar Abu Israra told the BBC.
"They want to know whether Muslims are extremists or not. Death to them and to their newspapers," he said.

Thanks, Mawli, why would we ever think you're an extremist? We'll be sure to bring death to the newspaper as soon as we figure out how to kill it.


  • How did they get all these Danish flags

    Left over from a production of Hamlet, maybe?

    By Blogger Aunt B, at 2:35 PM  

  • I have heard, anecdotally, that the recent spate of outcries has been financed and promoted heavily by Saudi Arabia -- sort of "hey, don't look at our complete mismanagement of the Hajj, which recently got a lot of pilgrims trampled and for which we never seem to provide adequate water stations even though it's not a mystery that our country is going to be flooded with devout Muslims doing this thing every year." The cartoons in question came out last spring and really weren't anything so much different than what has been published in Europe about Islam since the Crusades. It only got to be a huge dealio after the Hajj deaths stayed on the front page of every Islamic newspaper in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The Saudis have been under a lot of pressure to "prove" themselves as good Muslims and all those Saudi flags waving around as people burn the Danish flag makes me think there might be something to the rumors. At any rate, the timing works out really well for Saudi Arabia, since now no one is talking about the Hajj tramplings any more.

    By Blogger bridgett, at 1:19 PM  

  • That's part of what makes this so ridiculous; the original cartoons weren't bad, especially when you consider some of the horrible cartoons that are printed on a regular basis depicting Israel, Ariel Sharon, or Jews in general.
    Of the original ones, the one that depicted Mo with a bomb in his turban was about the worst.

    I know it's a rule of Islam that nobody is supposed to make an image of Mo, but for the most part, the pics were not derogatory.

    Until, that is, they started being dicks about the whole thing.

    By Blogger Exador, at 1:49 PM  

  • Fafblog has a funny post about this...pointing out the drawbacks to not being allowed to show an image -- if He got lost, his mommy couldn't place his picture on a milk luck at the DMV (and by extension, no buying beer at the Kwikkiemart)...

    No wonder Mohammed seems to be so touchy these days.

    By Blogger bridgett, at 5:49 PM  

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