Monday, February 13, 2006

On Cartoons

The response in the Muslim world to the caricatures of Mohammed perplexes me.
I understand that to draw Mohammad is a sin in Islam, but isn’t it even a greater sin to not believe in Mohammad? Why are these Muslims not rioting about the fact westerners don’t, for the most part, believe in Mohammed. Why are these Muslims only rioting about this one rule of their faith? Are there not more important rules of their faith that we westerners break?
They say that the caricatures are insulting to their faith. Well my response is they have never then seen how insulting a cartoon can be. I am looking forward to see what cartoons come out of Tehran about the holocaust. (not that I would believe them)
They want an apology from the government of Denmark. Whether Denmark should give in and give one is endlessly debatable, but I think this goes to show how the people in these Muslim countries cannot understand that the opinions of the government and the press are separate. I agree that it would have been wrong for some government agency to put out drawing of Mohammed.

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