After Jordan’s parliament called for for the punishment of the caricaturists that created images of the Prophet Mohammad, Jordan’s foreign minister got into things Saturday, summoning Denmark’s honorary consul to Amman to discus "the deliberate abuse to Islam and the message of Prophet Mohammad by a Danish paper." Here is the full story from Jordan’s news agency, Petra.
This controversy is snowballing and fast. Both sides feel very strongly about the issue. What one side regards as an important freedom of speech matter, the other sees as a clear case of blasphemy. This debate is likely endless. Although I believe the cartoons were truly offensive to Muslims — with all due respect to the believers — in my humble opinion, I think the issue has gotten out of control, especially with recent calls to boycott Danish products. A number of Arab bloggers have already commented on the issue. Here are some links: Naseem, Roba, Sandmonkey, and Basem.
Yeh, but I am afraid that they will say “Lets nuke these intolerant nutters”…
BJ is correct with his thoughtful analysis that scientific method is the new world religion. According to Adherents.com there are over 4,200 religions. And it is just by the grace of G-d that mine is the one true religion…. Many other religious followers may say contrary things, but no follower of science will ever shout “With blood we will redeem our Prophet” It will take some decades, but eventually the folks who created algebra, astronomy, and the periodic table, will create a Mel Brooks with 15 Commandments and laugh at a parody of their beliefs.
I do not agree with what you are saying.
But I die fighting for your right to say it
Jesus Christ Cartoons rejected by same Danish paper three years ago.
Danish paper rejected Jesus cartoons Feb 6 – 06
Rightly so, I would be extremely offended if someone depicted Jesus Christ in any unfavorable light. There’s just no point.
So, why did the paper decide to run the ones of the Prophet Muhammad?
Tsk, Tisikah …
In all of this sillyness…..I am enlightened by the fact that they Muslim reaction only serves to diminish their image worldwide.