Thursday, February 02, 2006

Controversial cartoons?

What does everyone think of those cartoons?


Blogger finou said...

which cartoons?

2/05/2006 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

I believe we're talking about the comics that lead to Protestors in Beirut setting the Danish Consulate on fire.

Has anyone seen a really good explanation about what, exactly, is so offensive in the cartoons? I've heard some people explain that any depiction of the Prophet Muhammad is blasphemous. I've heard others argue that the comics are racially insensitive carictures of Arabs.

2/05/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

The one with the bomb is a clear criticism of violent Islamic extremists. In response to what certain Islamic extremists considered an unfair characterization of themselves as being violent, they expressed their anger through violence. It would actually be humorous if it weren't so sad.

2/08/2006 04:51:00 PM  
Blogger Vincent said...

finou: these cartoons

2/08/2006 04:52:00 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

You're brave to post the link. I hope someone don't come after us now.

The cartoons may have been culturally insensitive, politically incorrect, racially charged, etc., but that's no excuse for such violence. Also, I find it curious that there was such a long delay between the original publication and the protests. It seems to me that even if the cartoons may have offended some locals, the locals were able to avoid resorting to violence. So I suspect that there might be something to the claims that some people incited riot for politicaly purposes.

2/13/2006 03:05:00 AM  

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