Monday, January 02, 2006
Cartoons that Destroyed the World
Three months ago, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, invited cartoonists to draw cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Several cartoonists took up the offer. The exercise elicited a flurry of protests from the Muslim community in Denmark and around the world.
The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and 51 Muslim states will boycott Denmark unless the newspaper issues an apology for "the aggressive campaign waged against Islam and its Prophet". Abdulaziz Othman al-Twaijri, the organisation's secretary general, said, "We encourage the organisation's members to boycott Denmark both economically and politically until Denmark presents an official apology for the drawings that have offended the world's Muslims."
Printing the cartoons, said the newspaper, was an attempt to preserve freedom of speech in the face of intimidation from radical Islamists.
The newspaper said printing the cartoons was a way to ensure the freedom of speech in the face of intimidation from radical Islamists. Danish industry spokesmen have said no member has suffered any ill effects from the boycott, yet.
My advice to the Muslims and the Islamic world: GROW UP, ALREADY!
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