Friday, September 29, 2006
Isn't it bizarre- after cartoon-rage and Pope-rage and the worry of opera-rage, news agencies around the world seem to have absolutely zero problem with actually publishing pictures of Mohammed's severed head. All right, it's not his actual severed head but it's a representation of it. Wasn't that exactly why all those Muslims around the world got so incensed about the cartoons?
Where's the rage now? Or does that need to be carefully stoked and stage-managed by various leaders to emerge? Perhaps they just don't have their supplies of German flags ready for burning yet. Some delay with the postal service probably. Maybe it's just me but a fairly inocuous cartoon of Mo with a bomb in his turban causes colossal property damage and death, but pictures of a fake severed head dripping blood gets no response at all. Doesn't make much sense.