Thursday, February 09, 2006

Cartoon Crisis Double Standard

Unless you've been relying on the MSM you'll know by now that in addition to the 12 relatively inocuous cartoons made for the Danish press, the Danish imams who seem to be at the centre of this controversy showed not only the original cartoons but three others too (one of a pig-nosed Mohammed, one of him being "mounted" by a dog and one of a devil-horned sketch of him with the slogan "Den Paedofile "profet" Muhamed"). They also apparently claimed that there were 120 cartoons, not just 12 and "that the Danish government would censor the Koran, burn the Koran, and that Danes were planning to make a blasphemous movie about Mohammed."

Michelle Malkin quotes Paul Belien on the matter-

"However, these imams created their own three Muhammad images. They have even presented a French clown as being Muhammad. Because the twelve JP cartoonists are not Muslims, the Muslim blasphemy laws do not apply to them. But these laws do apply to the imams. Consequently, these imams deserve death. They – and no-one else – depicted the prophet as a pig – the highest imaginable insult in Islam."

Seems like the man has a point- the Muslim world is incensed by the 12 cartoons, the worst of which depict Mohammed with a bomb turban, but have they yet to become infuriated by the imam created image of Mohammed being taken by a dog? Have there been death threats issued against the imams?

I don't think it'll happen- when the Koran flushing incident turned out to have been caused not by an American guard at Guantanamo but by a Muslim prisoner the whole incident was quietly dropped. Seems like it's okay for a Muslim to denigrate the holy book, but not an infidel. I guess we'll see exactly the same thing happen here- Muslims will threaten to behead Danish infidel artists, to bring a repeat of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks (how ironic to threaten a terrorist attack because you're upset over the portrayal of Mohammed as a terorrist icon), to bring a "real" holocaust to Europe because the dirty infidels insult their prophet, but when their own religious leaders do it- and they really did produce insulting images- well, that seems to get a pass. Death to the infidel but not a word said against the imams? It figures.

BTW, there's a great collection of cartoons about the whole controversy here. Definitely worth checking out.

1 comment:

christian egyptian said...

Muslims are only terrorists under cover, but not anymore i guess.
They think they are worshipping god and following their alleged "prophet" (i really don't know what was his prophecy) by killing people and converting them to islam by force.
islam is a religion of ignorance, darkness, violence, and lust.
But all what you hear on tv and the media is that islam is the religion of "forgivness" and "love" etc..

seriously, they are just a bunch of terrorists corrupting the earth.