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I ran out of names for my posts about Muhammad

I had a fun time last night on the Humanist Network News Podcast talking with Jeff Swenson and Mikhaela about the Muhammad comics. That will be available to download in about a week and a half. On the podcast Jeff informed us that the Vatican has come out against the cartoons because free expression "cannot entail the right to offend the religious sentiment of believers"(the Vatican's words, not Jeff's). Where does one draw the line on that one? Almost any religious commentary is bound to offend someone.

On the comic front Steve Notely comes through with a good one called Clownin' Islam.

And via Cagle's blog:

Remember "Freedom Fries"? AlJazeera reports that Danish bakeries throughout Iran have stricken the "Danish" moniker to protest the Danish Muhammad cartoons. Now Danish pastries are called, "Roses of the Prophet Muhammad," by order of the Iranian confectioners union.

I feel a comic coming.....


Holy shit (no pun intended)

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - A Pakistani cleric announced Friday a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew Prophet Muhammad, as thousands joined street protests and Denmark temporarily closed its embassy and advised its citizens to leave the country.
"This is a unanimous decision by all imams (prayer leaders) of Islam that whoever insults the prophet deserves to be killed and whoever will take this insulting man to his end, will get this prize," Qureshi said.

Qureshi did not name any cartoonist in his announcement. He did not appear aware that 12 different people had drawn the pictures.

Of course he didn't. Like most of these protesters, indeed most of the world, they haven't even seen the comics they are mad about!

02.17.2006 |