Sunday, February 17, 2008

Wiki Praise

Wikipedia stands up for its freedom of speech.

Wikipedia, the free online encyclopaedia, is refusing to remove medieval artistic depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, despite being flooded with complaints from Muslims demanding the images be deleted.

I'm sorry, I didn't realise that The Guardian was a Muslim newspaper or are they just being good dhimmis? Note how they refer to him as "the Prophet".

More than 180,000 worldwide have joined an online protest claiming the images, shown on European-language pages and taken from Persian and Ottoman miniatures dating from the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, are offensive to Islam, which prohibits any representation of Muhammad. But the defiant editors of the encyclopaedia insist they will not bow to pressure and say anyone objecting to the controversial images can simply adjust their computers so they do not have to look at them.

Good for Wikipedia!

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