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Tuesday, February 7

Cartoon crisis continues

Cartoon crisis
"A wave of Muslim fury spread across the Middle East and Asia over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Tuesday as leaders struggled to contain a deepening diplomatic crisis between Europe and the Muslim world.
The cartoons have appeared in papers in Australia, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Ukraine and Yemen."

Of course little of the commotion has to do with cartoons per se, but the fury over the Mohammad continues. Who ever gets mad at the Danes or the Norwegians? They do have a very liberal countries that believe strongly in freedom of speech and the press.

Without any tolerance for other religions- or stone cold atheists- there is only stone throwing and fire. Can you see Captain American giving one of his grandiose speeches in the middle of all the anti-American chanting?

4 Comments:

At 9:29 AM, Blogger melvin p. mouse said...

Who ever gets mad at the Danes or the Norwegians? They do have a very liberal countries that believe strongly in freedom of speech and the press.

what does this mean? dont get mad at us, we're liberal!?

freedom of speech will (unfortunately) mean different things to a liberal and a conservative.

consider the uproar in Europe over schools that refuse to allow Muslim girls to wear the hijab. Forceful lieration tends to have a questionable track record.

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger redlib said...

I guess I was combining 2 thoughts in my brief post, maybe not so well.
1- Because of their tolerant policies, the Scandinavian countries don't usually raise the ire of like the Brits, French, Italians in Europe
2-While the western world views this as a freedom of speech issue, Muslims feel the image of Mohammad is so sacred, the cartoon representation (especially the Islam-is-terrorism reference) is another attack on their beliefs.
Personally, the "freedom of" religion swamps the "freedom from" religion in many cases.

 
At 1:10 PM, Blogger Frosty Snowbro said...

Yeah, probably could see that. He always tries to solve every problem.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger Mark said...

I'm a "stone-cold atheist" and even I can understand why and how much the Muslims are pissed off.

And, being Northern Irish, I also know that this sort of thing can only escalate, unless both sides decide to step back from the brink. Unfortunately, that only tends to happen when you're really tired of the conflict.

 

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