Monday, February 06, 2006

Making With the Crazy

"They want to test our feelings," protester Mawli Abdul Qahar Abu Israra told the BBC. "They want to know whether Muslims are extremists or not. Death to them and to their newspapers," he said.

Well, I guess that answers that question.

Why is it so many things that cause offense are hardly ever worth the effort? The Satanic Verses, Crash, Jerry Springer the Opera... Really the Ayatollah Khomeni Book Club has done wonders for Salman Rushdie's reputation, how many of his subsequent novels can you remember off the top of your head?

I'd see the whole Danish cartoon issue as freedom of speech if it wasn't for the cartoons that portray Mohammad as a terrorist. Then it becomes freedom of stupidity. Still, others are covering the issues better than me...


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