Friday, February 03, 2006


Brussels, besides the twelve cartoons have this one up, by Daryl Cagle, accompanying an article about an article that was published in the Dutch De Volkskrant.
  • read it here

  • "In an article in the Amsterdam newspaper De Volkskrant today Dutch cartoonists admit that they do not depict Muhammad out of fear for violent retaliations. “It is a kind of self-censorship,” Stefan Verwey admits. “I have large windows and would rather keep them intact,” says Peter de Wit, while Joep Bertrams concedes. “It causes a lot of problems. Why throw oil on the fire?”

    Other cartoonists, however, who have asked to remain anonimous, think that Western artist should not allow themselves to be intimidated and propose an international “Draw Muhammad Week.” Next month a book will be out in the Netherlands which contains a cartoon by Gregorius Nekschot [a pseudonym] of the prophet “in a compromising pose” with his child-wife Aisha.

    Will the Netherlands soon be on the Muslims’ boycott list as well? And will Belgium, Germany, Britain and the United States because bloggers in these countries are republishing the Jyllands-Posten cartoons, as well as other pictures of Muhammad?"

    The notorious twelve (plus one, from an islamic source):


    Blogger Knight of Pan said...

    I'd love to see non-muslim countries react the same way to them everytime they depict an anti-western cartoon, or behead a hostage, or burn one of our flags. It's a damn shame to see free people afraid of exercising free speech because of these modern day Nazi's.

    4:39 AM  
    Blogger The Scavenger said...

    More S'alla'k to the masses, I'd say.

    10:42 AM  
    Blogger Muslim said...

    They shouldn't have published pictures like that.

    In Islam we're not even allowed to draw pictures of the Prophet peace be upon him.

    We dont draw pictures of Jesus or Moses, we respect all the prophets.

    We love our prophet peace be upon him.

    11:04 AM  
    Blogger Knight of Pan said...

    muslim, I will grant you that it is in "poor taste" to lambast someone's faith. However it is not illegal and if you watch the news I think you can see why Islam has such an image problem. If you look at Istanbullblogs next post Muslims do draw their prophet!

    3:45 PM  
    Blogger The Scavenger said...

    Peace be with you too, muslim. But I must side with Sir Knight for I cannot draw an equal line between the recent outrage over the Danish cartoons and the indifference toward the piles of severed heads that serve (Allah forbid!) to build the temple of some future Islam.

    "The ritual of him who has seen the Shah (Truth) is above anger and kindness, infidelity and religion..."
    - Mathnawi, IV

    8:30 PM  

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