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Please explain what's offensive about these cartoons. They're actually quite restraint, as the Mohammedan response/provocations demonstrates.
Grant -- I think we're all in agreement here -- Tom was being sarcastic. But, and I think this is key, in Islam, any depiction of Mohammed is considered blesphemous, and I can see why someone might get exercised over some of the images if they take their religion seriously. I would never have previously posted them on dcat because I would have known that some might have been offended, and I prefer to offend people for reasons other than their religion. But I did post it out os a sense of solidarity for a more important issue, free speech and media openness. If Muslims want to debate the appropriateness of the cartoons, I am fine with that. but once threats of beheadings and jihad is on the table, we have to take a stand. dcat
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