Wednesday, February 01, 2006
WHO KNEW CARTOONS COULD CAUSE SO MUCH HATE? (I DID!)
Danish Muslims Accept Cartoon Apology (NOT!)
There is a huge controversy erupting throughout a large part of the world over some cartoons published in Jyllands-Posten, a Danish publication. At the same time that REAL anti-semitism is resurgent in Europe, Muslims are claiming "anti-Islamism" over "offensive" cartoons. Why this isn't being covered by the US media is the obvious question. My take is that the US media knows that the US public would be on the side of freedom of expression on this one, especially in one of Europe's most liberal nations. There is really no way they can spin this as an assault on Islam, though I wouldn't put it past them to try in the future, hence their current silence on this story.
Read about it in full at PBS WATCH (Hat tip to BobG from SSofA). While many other sites have weighed in on this, I thought I'd put my two cents in with my own cartoon, using the title of this story from Dhimmi Watch as the caption (hat tip Jihad Watch)...though I wanted to write a caption more like "My right hand can't control my left!"
...aaah, there's nothing like throwing gasoline on the fire!
I hope that as you read all of the links there, you also Google "Piss Christ" by Andre Serrano, or Chris Ofili's "Holy Virgin Mary," to see the kind of abuse Islam needs to tolerate, if they want to join the modern world. PBS WATCH also links to a story about a young Tunisian playwrite, Ben Chikha, who was born and raised in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking north of Belgium. From Brussels Journal (story) :
"The poster for the play is probably meant to be funny too. It depicts the virgin Mary with a howling child and a bowl of blood. She is barebreasted and is sitting next to a shield with the arms of Flanders. As a muslim immigrant Ben Chikha is apparently allowed to use such images, which make fun of the Flemings and ridicule the religion many of them adhere to."
I wonder where all of our wonderful western liberals are on this debate, especially the killing and terrorist threat part. Look at the cartoons that these artists drew, and wonder why they were all so circumspect. Good thing I've got the Death Squad protecting me, but that's another story.
Europe is facing the brunt of this clash, and the US media is turning a blind eye to it. Does that sound familiar? Did someone mention Hitler? - or Ahmedinejad?
Update: I saw several MSM reports about this story today. Michelle Malkin has commentary on that, as well as the "THE "INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ANGER" planned for today (Fri, 02/03/06). Please read this, before you see the MSM reporting on it tomorrow.