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2006-02-02 Europe
Muhammad cartoon row intensifies
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Posted by ryuge 2006-02-02 10:37|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6488 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Tell em to fuck off and die.
Posted by tu3031 2006-02-02 10:53||   2006-02-02 10:53|| Front Page Top

#2 Here's a little fuel for the fire.
Posted by Darrell 2006-02-02 10:55||   2006-02-02 10:55|| Front Page Top

#3 Somebody in the French government or academia got to him, not that it would especially hard to do so.
Raymond Lakah is French Egyptian. Gotta worry for the Coptic relatives/clan in Egypt.
Posted by ed 2006-02-02 11:01||   2006-02-02 11:01|| Front Page Top

#4 Image hosting by Photobucket
Posted by zdlfkqs 2006-02-02 11:27||   2006-02-02 11:27|| Front Page Top

#5 I've been thinking hard about this situation (because with Rantburg down, I had to do something, or go totally mad). It strikes me that this cartoon brouhaha may well be the beginning of European society's fight against the Islamist invasion. The authorities have been trying to fight back, in their own way, for years (think of all the arrests and prosecutions by France's investigating magistrates, f'r instance, as described in anon5089's post above), but the elites and society at large have ranged between uninterested and deliberately blind to the risks. Cars burning and rapine of the native women have been shrugged off, but the political cartoon is clearly sacrosanct.
Posted by trailing wife 2006-02-02 13:24||   2006-02-02 13:24|| Front Page Top

#6 Please sign the petition for freedom of speech:

Posted by Jules 2006-02-02 14:55||   2006-02-02 14:55|| Front Page Top

#7 Per my post in the other cartoon thread.

Gimme some good old fashioned Koran toilet paper. I'll pay extra for it, I don't care. If the Muslims think this is as bad as it gets, they haven't seen anything yet. Koran diapers, Koran Kotex, Koran insoles ... I'll use them all until they STFU or FOAD.
Posted by Zenster 2006-02-02 17:52||   2006-02-02 17:52|| Front Page Top

#8 Interesting take, TW. But...
I've been to a few European forums, and guess what...Bush is being blamed as usual, because it seems, it's only in his best interest to provoke a war between Europe and Islam.

This could go the other way, and it seems that it will. The argument is that freedom of speech should have its limits with regard to people's feelings. You can't insult anyone and not expect a backlash. Hence, the muslim world is right, and the western notion of freedom of speech, is wrong.
Posted by Rafael 2006-02-02 19:40||   2006-02-02 19:40|| Front Page Top

#9 natch Rafael you're wrong as usual on this. Defending to the death the prohibition on depictions of their God or prophet brings to mind only one bassackward ignorant religion IIRC. I say fuck em and I'll doodle it whenever I can, even in the workplace. I have the right to do so, if it's not say...beheadings of infidels
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-02 20:22||   2006-02-02 20:22|| Front Page Top

#10 you're wrong as usual on this.

Frank, I was reporting what I saw on some European forums. That wasn't my opinion I was expressing. The phrase "The argument is..." should have been a tip-off.

Some Europeans are already coming up with excuses, so as not to be seen aligning with the US.
Posted by Rafael 2006-02-02 21:32||   2006-02-02 21:32|| Front Page Top

#11 The term "pretzel logic" seems to sum up the Tranzi positions as they duck and cover, knowing full well hoping that others will take up the challenges and save them.
Posted by .com 2006-02-02 21:37||   2006-02-02 21:37|| Front Page Top

#12 sorry I snarked - I apologize - it made no sense whatsoever. I don't agree with you on many Canuck/US issues, agree on others, and my prejudgement was wrong
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-02-02 22:24||   2006-02-02 22:24|| Front Page Top

#13 Well, I always strive to be clear as mud in my comments :-) #8 was a good example.
Posted by Rafael 2006-02-02 22:29||   2006-02-02 22:29|| Front Page Top

#14 Moham Photoshop Contest In Europe
Posted by DMFD 2006-02-02 23:02||   2006-02-02 23:02|| Front Page Top

#15 Something I found somewhere...

Posted by .com 2006-02-02 23:15||   2006-02-02 23:15|| Front Page Top

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