Saturday, February 11, 2006

Now, calls for punishing the cartoonists

Originally uploaded by jak686.
I think I see where this is going. The world over, we will enact laws to protect the image of Muhammad; satire of any other sort is certainly allowed. Violence is okay, too.
Speaking to hundreds of faithful at his Friday sermon, Sheik Abdul Rahman al-Seedes, the imam of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, called on the international community to enact laws that condemn insults against the prophet and holy sites.

"Where is the world with all its agencies and organizations? Is there only freedom of expression when it involves insults to Muslims? With one voice...we will reject the apology and demand a trial," Al Riyad, a Saudi daily newspaper, quoted al-Seedes as saying.

Al-Seedes said the cartoons "made a mockery" of the Islam and the Prophet and called them "slanderous."
Right. Let's get right on that.

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