Monday, February 06, 2006

Those Crazy Danes

One thing to keep in mind about the fall-out from the cartoon riots/embassy burnings is that the cartoon, which portrayed mohammed with a bomb in the place of his head/cranium is a taboo in of itself. Islam forbids any visual portrayals of the prophet mohammed. This not to say that those people that set the Danish embassy on fire aren't complete and total moonbats.


Anti-Everything said...

I can understand that Muslims would be upset about the cartoon since portrayals of Mohammed are forbidden, but I don’t understand responding to it with violence.

The cartoon was meant to portray the relationship between violence and radical Islam; by responding with violence demonstrators are basically confirming the stereotyping that took place in cartoon…I don’t get it.

archduke f. f. said...

I'm reminded of the religious zealotry that followed the Reformation where the more excitable followers of Luther smashed stained-glass windows, destroyed altars, burned icons, and just caused a whole lot of destruction in the name of getting rid of idols. Does this reference strike anyone else in the same way?

Anti-Everything said...

Just in case anyone is interested here is a link to the cartoons that have caused such an uproar...I know I was interested in what they actually were.