Friday, February 03, 2006

You get what you pay for

On one hand, the Danish newspaper that printed those cartoons that have caused this new uproar by Muslims all over the world, clearly was meant to provoke a strong and violent response. On the other, it did exactly what it was supposed to do, root out fanaticism. I think that they got what they wanted.

I definitely don't think that it's a good idea to insult other people's religions or is it especially smart to provoke sensitive issues like that but I think what they did was interesting but stupid (despite their apologies).

This guy seems to make the most sense:

"The protests in the Middle East have proven that the cartoonist was right," said Tarek Fatah, a director of the Muslim Canadian Congress.

"It's falling straight into that trap of being depicted as a violent people and proving the point that, yes, we are."

Then again, this set of cartoons by Byorn Davis is far more offensive.

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