Thursday, February 02, 2006

What's the Big Deal with these Caricatures of Mohammed?

I don't get it!

I mean, so they portrayed the prophet as a Danish?

They stuck two Danishes on Princess Leia's head and everybody loved her!

Seriously, however, this whole story looks like rampant stupidity and racism on the parts of several European newspapers.

It is never nice to make fun of things other people hold dear and few people hold anything as dear as Muslims hold the Prophet Mohammed to their hearts.

Yeah, maybe many Muslims are what we non-Muslims might consider a bit overly-sensitive to these things. I even think their response is over the top.

Yes, one of the things we cherish ( - decreasingly, if recent government behaviour and anti-terror legislation is any indication, mind you) is our freedom to say what we want.

However, be that as it may, the definition of manners is that you don't do things that make others feel uncomfortable and there is no way on earth the people who created and published these caricatures could not have known they would be upsetting many people.

Even more importantly, our world is tainted by an awful lack of love amongst and between people and peoples, and for the rest of our universe. Making racist jokes about anybody is wrong.

To do such a thing at this time is incredibly stupid.

Now, let's just wait a few years to find out the truth about who was behind the whole thing, shall we?

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