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It took some searching, but apparently this is the cartoon that's got everyone in an uproar...

Ok. So Muslims aren't supposed to make images of Mohammed. Fine. Why they expect others to adhere to those rules is beyond me. That said, the cartoonists should have known that it would provoke a bad reaction in that part of the world, so I blame them entirely for all of this.

What I'm curious about though is - are the Muslims simply angry about an image of Mohammed being published or the fact that he has that bomb turban? It seems the cartoonists were saying that Muslims are violent and dangerous, right? With all the violence, burning and attacks the very people who are upset have proven the cartoon to be true.

Funny though... there are plenty of Muslims in the US, and we're not seeing any rioting. I wonder why that is...?

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rpeate
Feb. 8th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
This website seems to be a central clearinghouse for all twelve:

http://michellemalkin.com/archives/004446.htm
blaneyphoto
Feb. 8th, 2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
Interesting -Thanks. I had alot of trouble locating that single one... guess I was looking in the wrong places.
papayas
Feb. 8th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
apparently, the danish newspapers published 12, but there are 15 circulating, and the "extra" three are much worse humor (what normal people might actually consider offensive), indicating that perhaps someone added them to the mixing pot after the fact to cause more controversy.
madamebovary
Feb. 9th, 2006 04:32 am (UTC)
I was totally thrown for a loop when i saw a palestinian burning a flag that *gulp* wasn't Israel's in Metro (it was a Danish flag). The worst part was that Metro interviewed people in those your view things and no one was concerned at all. they were like I don't see why they're so upset, why aren't our arabs upset....yada yada awfulness. It was like beyond new yorkers that people could be so into their faith that they would be prone to violence for it or something.
jp_land
Feb. 9th, 2006 09:51 am (UTC)
I don't get why you blame a cartoonist drawing a cartoon, in his country, under his own freedom of speech, for millions of Muslims murdering, rioting, and acting like the fools the rest of the world has grown to see them as.

It's not the cartoonist's fault that the Muslim reaction to anything non-Muslim is murder and violence.

That's my two cents.
blaneyphoto
Feb. 9th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
I blame them mostly because with the freedom to do and say what you want comes a bit of responsibility to use that freedom smartly. Just because you CAN say something doesn't mean you should. And, this cartoon is little more than an offensive portrait like this one (I'm not offended by it, but some would be) .
A political/editorial cartoon should be at the least funny, but hopefully thought provoking. This one isn't and merely re-enforces stereotypes.
So, long story short - they should have known that this would recieve a hostile response. I don't think violence is going to be a successful way for the Muslim world to address thier issues with it, either though - you'll notice that there haven't been mass riots in the US. Something is clearly different here. I don't quite know what it is, since I'm sure that American Muslims are equally angry about it.
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