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Monday, January 30, 2006

Cartoons of Mohamed rouse the faithful

I have not seen the cartoons which are said to ridicule the prophet Mohamed, but I have no sympathy for those who are complaining. If Islam is so weak in its adherents' minds that it cannot stand up to some lampooning, it cannot be worth much to them. The reaction shows that the complainants value Islam only for the emotional security it gives, and not for any truth it may purvey. This can be said about any religion.


Caricature is but one method of attacking pomposity and falsity. It seems to be the most effective, for it draws more fire from Muslims than even the most vitriolic direct attacks, which can easily be ignored.

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  1. I have no idea what those cartoons are about, but I agree with the sense of your message... if you don't worth a laugh, how can worth so many people to follow you... seriousness is view often into sectarism...

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