Posted 2006-02-06 05:51:26 by
So the story is,
Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten decided that the media was
self-censoring Muslim issues, and in an effort to correct this, asked
cartoonists to make fun of the Muslim prophet, Muhammad.
of Muslims rampaged Sunday in Beirut, setting fire to the Danish
Embassy, burning Danish flags and lobbing stones at a Maronite Catholic
church as violent protests over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad
spread from neighboring Syria. ... Syria blamed Denmark for the
protests, criticizing the Scandinavian nation for refusing to apologize
for the caricatures of Islam's holiest figure.”
When I saw this image,
I assumed that the word “freedom” was just a word, a symbol that stood
for the differences between Islam and the rest of the world. I assumed
he was using it in much the same way that George Bush slings the word
around to justify actions that are antithetical to freedom. But then I
read this quote from Al-Thawra, a newspaper run by the Syrian
“It is unjustifiable under any kind of personal
freedoms to allow a person or a group to insult the beliefs of millions
Refresh my memory, weren't the Japanese this backwards before we nuked them?
On the other hand, this is a promising reaction which will hopefully prove enlightening to somebody.