A New Zealand newspaper has published controversial cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Mohammed. The Dominion Post, a Fairfax-owned Wellington newspaper, published the cartoons today, saying its decision was in the interests of press freedom. "It’s important for our readers to see what the fuss is about and to make up their own minds. Ours is a secular society based on western ideals of tolerance and open debate, even if that may occasionally offend," said Tim Pankhurst, Dominion Post editor and Commonwealth Press Union chairman.
"We do not wish to be deliberately provocative but neither should we allow ourselves to be intimidated. If we allow Christianity and more particularly the Catholic Church and the Pope to be satirized, and we do, should Islam be treated differently?" he asked.
Source: [The age]
Ahh! Will this issue ever end? Enough! Both sides are taking it to extremes and simply taunting one another for what are surely ignoble ends! Stop the mayhem! Geez! Can’t we just all get along?
Meanwhile, the husband and I have aggregated a number of news items related to the cartoon controversy. They can be seen in one fell swoop here. One story of interest is the Newsweek interview with Jihad Al-Momani, the Jordanian editor who republished the infamous cartoons in Sheehan. Obviously, he gave the interview right before his arrest on Saturday. Apparently, last month’s campaign to end journalist imprisonment in Jordan has not been that fruitful.
Obviously, the people doing all the suicide bombing in Iraq are not followers of the prophet Mohammed’s example – he never blew up himself or others. Instead, they must be followers of the prophet whose cartoon image is now circulating around the world – Mobombhead.
Scroll up seven comments rapzookah …kagehi gives a link to a historical listing that includes a link to the Jylands Posten cartoons you are asking about. They are separated out and in context, showing them in the paper as published.
can Anyone tell me where i can find this cartoon online? i am really curious to see what this cartoon looks like, over which these buggers are making such a fuss…bloody muslims…
A muslim scholar’s response: In defence of Prophet Muhammad
nuke all muslims and make this world a better place……
I think it’s wonderful that the citizen from Denmark had the courage to print those cartoon. These Islamic nutts think they can imposed their will on the world, but the world must bow down to them. I say all those murderer can die in hell,Mohammad too. they go around blowing up people and causing unrest around the world, I think they should be wipe out completely and the sooner the better.
Maybe we should pattern our reactions to the burning of our Flag, the decapatation of our soliders, the beheading of our citizens, and the other atrocities that have been committed to equal the reaction to a cartoon. Bye the way I do not agree with the cartoon.