Saturday, August 25, 2007
The Banned "Opus" Cartoon
The Sunday cartoonist "Opus" is no conservative but he has just let himself go enough to joke a little about Islam. Bad move! A lot of papers that normally take it will not run this Sunday's cartoon. I have reproduced it above.
There is a full-size version here
As you can see, it is not in fact laughing at Islam. It is laughing at his fellow Berkeleyites, if anything.
Nor is it saying anything controversial about Islam. Muslims themselves make no secret of the subordinate role of women in their society.
But lots of American newspapers are just too uptight to run any humor that involves Islam. Story here
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Posted by JR at 8:43 AM