In a NutshellAND FROM MY PET JAWA:
posted by Erik @ 5:45 PM
One can't put it much more concisely than Jane Biran:One wonders if the Prophet Muhammad would approve of rioting, grievous bodily harm and arson.
If the answer is yes, then a depiction of his followers as violent is justified. If no, then some of his followers are causing offense to him on a daily basis.
Everyone should read these 2 blogs at least twice a day! NP and MPJ.
Abu Ghraib and Cartoon Jihad
Ladies and gentleman, I am proud to call Dr. Leopold Stotch a good friend:there are many people in America and elsewhere in the West are making statements about how the media should self-censor and not publish the Danish cartoons that have sparked several days of Muslim rioting. That’s fine, and their argument isn’t completely without merit.Posted by Dr. Rusty Shackleford
However, it seems to me that these same people are precisely those who said that censoring the Abu Ghraib prison photos would be an unacceptable restriction on freedom of speech and a betrayal of the media’s allegiance to the truth.