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Thursday, February 02, 2006

More on cartoons of Mohammed

I was very sorry to see that the Danish paper that published cartoons of Mohammed apologised for doing so. Then I was pleased to read that other newpapers in Europe had published the cartoons as well, one affirming the "right to blasphemy".

Muslims must have very little faith in their religion if they feel it will be damaged by a cartoon. If it will, in fact, be damaged by a cartoon then it deserves to be damaged. The whole idea of blasphemy is primitive, anyway. I hope more cartoons ridiculing religious leaders are published, not because I disapprove of those leaders, but because it is important that anyone may poke fun at anyone else without incurring penalties.

3 comments:

  1. Noticed that Aljazera under code of ethics have:

    "10. Stand by colleagues in the profession and offer them support when required, particularly in light of the acts of aggression and harassment to which journalists are subjected at times. Cooperate with Arab and international journalistic unions and associations to defend freedom of the press."

    Will Aljazeera do that towards Jylland Posten?


    Understand me, I respect all peoples cultures and religions, including Islam. I have no intentions of provoking or Insulting Muslims.
    I think that it is beautiful to have so many different cultures on the Globe.

    But I stand on my right to debate and criticize all my enviroment including any religion and Islam.

    Otherwise we will end up suppressing people with religion. And through history we have seen terrible examples of that. When Islam is so strong and so true - I can not understand why it is not strong enough to be debated or criticized.

    Having things on a debate does not mean that you disrespect it!

    I can not be true that writers have to fear different forces refering to Islam when publishing critical texts.

    Larsen, Denmark

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  2. As we say in French...'Si tu ne vaux pas une moquerie, tu ne vaux rien'...
    Free translation: 'If you don't worth a laugh, you woth nothing... '

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  3. Regarding the Muslim cartoons outrage; I think the GOOD MEDICINE religious cartoons are MUCH funnier! See what I mean: http://goodmedicinecartoons.tripod.com

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