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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

So what if?

If those cartoons in the Danish newspaper were Anti-Semitic, instead of Anti-Islamic... how do you think the reaction would be?

Thank you Mr. Makdizzle for bringing it up ...


  • As crazy.

    By Blogger Jandeef, at January 31, 2006 at 9:46 AM  

  • At least Iran would still have Lurpak.

    (she says flippantly!)

    By Blogger nzm, at January 31, 2006 at 11:24 AM  

  • Strong words, but no boycott, and certainly not people burning flags and marching in the streets.

    Besides, they print anti-semitic cartoons in the Saudi papers all the time, according to the Religious Policeman.

    I can't quite understand whether the main offence is that the cartoons were critical of Islam (supposedly) or depicted Mohammed. If a Danish painter had produced some serious religious art depicting Mohammed, would there have been this outcry? Or if the cartoons had just depicted your average mullah, would the reaction have been so strong?

    It appears that the combination of the two - the disrespectful depiction of Mohammed - is the issue.

    By Blogger secretdubai, at January 31, 2006 at 12:35 PM  

  • In these situations, one should draw a line between public and official responses.

    No one can deny that the Israelis have an effective government that will stop at literally nothing to assure the interest of its people..

    On the other hand, the influence of the Jewish lobby of business men, scholars, politicians ..etc, is effective and influential (on a global level) to the point common Israelis do not see the need to go out on riots, demonstrations and boycott campaigns.

    Sun Tzu, anyone?

    By Blogger moryarti, at January 31, 2006 at 6:04 PM  

  • The response then would be very organised and media-savvy. Going all the way to all major news organisations, advertisers of the newspaper which published the offending material. Even the senate perhaps.

    Hasn't a bill already passed in the US to limit anti-semitism? What about Islamophobia?

    Perhaps an international law addressing deliberate provocation and defamation of any faith, culture or race needs to be drafted now to reduce unnecessary rabble-rousing in these difficult times when we need to build bridges not burn them.

    By Anonymous Farrukh, at January 31, 2006 at 6:07 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 31, 2006 at 8:11 PM  

  • They will probably get a visit from a Mossad squad, then the news will report the next day about an unfortunate incident occuring at a newspaper office where a fire broke out at the middle of the night while two reporters were working late. Unfortunately their bodies were badly charred and they were only identified by dental records.

    By Blogger BuJ, at February 1, 2006 at 12:49 PM  

  • a British author was sent to prison in austria because of his views on the holocaust

    lets c who dare to say the holocaust did not exist or even question the size of !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 1, 2006 at 2:47 PM  

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