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More cartoons about the cartoons

February 11th, 2006 . by Matt

The whole cartoon controversy has inspired some great cartoon satire. The cartoons below show the logical inconsistency of the muslim anger about the cartoons.

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Here is a great satirical t-shirt. I wonder what muslims will think of that.

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It seems to me that the whole muslim argument is ‘dont blaspheme our religion or we will use terrorism against you’.

Meanwhile, Daniel pipes reports that the US government has a bad record when it comes to supporting free speech vis-a-vis Islam.

Strangely, as “Old Europe” finds its backbone, the Anglosphere quivers. So awful was the American government reaction, it won the endorsement of the country’s leading Islamist organization, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. This should come as no great surprise, however, for Washington has a history of treating Islam preferentially. On two earlier occasions it also faltered in cases of insults concerning Muhammad.

In 1989, Salman Rushdie came under a death edict from Ayatollah Khomeini for satirizing Muhammad in his magical-realist novel “The Satanic Verses.” Rather than stand up for the novelist’s life, President George H.W. Bush equated “The Satanic Verses” and the death edict, calling both “offensive.” The then secretary of state, James A. Baker III, termed the edict merely “regrettable.”

Even worse, in 1997 when an Israeli woman distributed a poster depicting Muhammad as a pig, the American government shamefully abandoned its protection of free speech. On behalf of President Clinton, a State Department spokesman, Nicholas Burns, called the woman in question “either sick or … evil” and said, “She deserves to be put on trial for these outrageous attacks on Islam.” The State Department endorses a criminal trial for protected speech? Stranger yet was the context of this outburst. As I noted at the time, having combed through weeks of State Department briefings, I “found nothing approaching this vituperative language in reference to the horrors that took place in Rwanda, where hundreds of thousands lost their lives. To the contrary, Mr. Burns was throughout cautious and diplomatic.”

The article also has a list of western governments that have stood up for freedom, and a list of those that wrongly apologised. Go and read it for yourself.


3 Responses to “More cartoons about the cartoons”

  1. comment number 1 by: eli

    In defense of my country’s lame response, it has to my knowledge never shut down an independent news source over something like this, and has no laws against offending people on the basis of religion, like most of Europe does.

  2. comment number 2 by: kenji808

    I think the first cartoon is the best. It just shows how hypocritical the Muslims are being right now. I think all protesting Muslims need to calm the fock down. Have you seen the signs that the Muslims were showing in protest marches in London? “Behead the ones responsible” and such…why are they living in a free society like England? If they reallly have that much hate…they could just go back to where ever they FLED from…and maybe get beheaded over there for holding protest marches. Muslims in Europe take their freedom for granted and because of all their freedom….look what happens. Madrid…London bombings…its really stupid I think

  3. comment number 3 by: Katz

    Cool! Please, muslims, don’t kill me.