Moslem world outrage over cartoons of prophet

by Hellrider 27 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Hellrider

    A few months ago, a danish newspaper printed a set of cartoons about Mohammad, the most important prophet of the moslem religion. A few weeks ago, a small norwegian newspaper followed, and also printed the drawings. Moslems all over the moslem world are now rallying against both the newspapers and the danish and norwegian governments, which they hold responsible for this. According to the moslem religion, it is unlawful to make drawings of the prophet. The story can be read here:

    and here:

    The cartoons have now, in the last couple of days, been printed in other European newspapers, some to show what the dispute is about, others to show support and solidarity with the danish and norwegian newspapers, in the fight for freedom of speech.

    I`m curious: What do people here think about this?

  • funkyderek

    I think the Muslims have every right to express their outrage. They live in a free country and are entitled to express their beliefs, however ridiculous those beliefs might be. Of course, they do not have the right to censor or harm the cartoonists or the newspapers involved.

    It's important that we continue to live in a world where I am free to call Mohammed a caravan-robbing paedophile, and where Muslims are free to disagree with me.

  • LDH

    When I click on a link showing me "Outraged Muslims" and every one of them in the picture has a ding-a-ling, they just lost their credibility and my concern.

  • 95stormfront

    It's not unlike the reaction you'd get from JWs is you cariaturized their prized WT logo.

  • Pole

    France Soir, Germany's Die Welt, La Stampa (Italy) and El Periodico are now following suit. This should be interesting. Too bad so many Muslims get so excited about a few silly cartoons in a newspaper nobody has ever heard of before. Oh yeah, I forgot, depicting Mohammed is strictly forbidden by the high moral standards of islam. But then, isnt' burning national flags of another country and issuing death threats immoral too? (of which there have been reports

    I guess, the whole situation shows the cultural abbyss between today's Western Europe and many parts of the Muslim world. And their call for the Danish government to "punish" Jyllands-Posten is a good joke. A government punishing an independent newspaper for publishing a cartoon. Yeah, right. Interesting that other newspapers have decided to support Jyllands-Posten. Maybe that will help many muslims to understand something about the western idea of free press? Isn't it a nice contribution to the mutual understanding between our cultures? ;-)

    Anybody read Iran's Daily?


  • jstalin

    Let's take up a collection and re-print the cartoons on a couple of billboards here in the US.

  • Pole


    The cartoons


  • funkyderek
  • GetBusyLiving

    "Stop, stop, we ran out of virgins!"



  • TheListener

    the end is near, the end is near

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