Skip to comments.Is nothing sacred?
Posted on 02/05/2006 8:17:53 AM PST by SmithL
THE CARICATURES of Muhammad that have ignited an international furor are offensive and recklessly off base in portraying the prophet as a terrorist. The cartoons lacked artistic merit or satirical sophistication. We have to wonder: What were the Danish cartoonists and the newspapers that originally decided to publish them thinking?
Still, the global reaction is far more disturbing than the editors' great lapse in taste and cultural sensitivity. The protests by Muslims demanding violent revenge against the cartoonists -- or, in some cases, against Denmark generally -- are an affront in their own right to a religion of peace. They also guaranteed that many millions of people would quickly go to the Internet to see what the fuss was all about.
Strong editorial cartoons can be outrageous, unfair and, yes, irreverent to the most sacred institutions of society -- even to the edge of blasphemy at times.
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"recklessly off base in portraying the prophet as a terrorist"
Those San Fran-sicko's are really Huffin & Puffin their stashes too hard, too high & too early this year.
No law, of state or religion, should be allowed to become the ultimate arbiter of freedom of expression.
Did the sun come up in San Francisco today?
"Is nothing sacred?"
Certainly not in this country. Seems pretty comical, though, that the US media thinks Muhammad is sacred, while it rants about the Christian fundamentalists.
Ha ha! Yeah, the Chronicle is a bastion of both. Sheesh these people take themselves seriously!
Everyday, in every way, the MSM gets more and more unreal.
Is nothing sacred?
Where is the outrage when Muslims burn the bible. bomb churches, and occupy the birthplace of Christ, wiping their butts on pages from the bible. Screw the Muslims.
Muhammad WAS a terrorist. That is a historical fact.
Shouldn't Mohammed have been portrayed as a pedophile?
Hey,Editor...the one depicting "mohammed" wearing a turban with a bomb with a lighted fuse was:
pun *absolutely* intended!
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 27, 2004]
Sharon eats Palestinian children. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 22, 2004]
Jew is Satan. Pope says: Peace on Earth Satan-Jew: Colonies on Earth [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida March 22, 2000]
On old man: "the 20th century" On young man: "the 21st century" Above dwarf Jew with Star of David: The Disease of the Century [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Dec. 28, 1999]
The U.S. using Israel to hold up the Arab World
Star of David and Kippa (skullcap) on the Rat. Text on the cheese: Arab Homeland Text on the knife: USA [Al - Hayat Al-Jadida Aug. 20, 2001]
Donkey with Talit [Jewish prayer shawl] marched through streets of Ramallah. [Note - PA religious leaders and PA school books [published in 2000] compare Jews to donkeys.
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), June 12, 2003
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), June 24, 2003
Al-Quds (PA), July 22, 2003
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), June 17, 2003
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), June 23, 2003
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), June 12, 2003. , the day after the No. 14 bus suicide bombing in Jerusalem, showing torn body parts of a man who blew up
The weekly Akhbar Al-Yawm published a cartoon on March 12, 2005, in which President Bush is portrayed as an angel, but with cloven hooves and a pointy tail:.
In light of Egyptian-U.S. tensions, Egyptian government newspapers published a number of anti-American cartoons in recent days. The daily Al-Akhbar published a cartoon on March 14, 2005, in which Bush looks in a mirror and sees the image of Adolph Hitler
More submissive cultural crap from the San Francisco Koranicle.
I always thought his favorite pastime was pig fornication.
How about a "pigophile"!!
What a glaring indictment of the MSM by the MSM!!! Albeit inadvertently. Millions of people going to the internet to get information!!! I love it.
You have proven that quite clearly in the attacks on the military and Christian religion.
This could be the most hypocritical editorial in the entire history of newsprint: remember, this is the newspaper that pays and prints Mark Morford.
To liberals, especially to the San Francisco variety, sacred applies to anything not Christian or Jewish.
Mad Mo was a terrorist. He used force to institutionalize Islam. Mad Mo was also a pedophile who married a 6 year old. He had been jailed in his lifetime for being a criminal.
What an idiot. The cartoons are portraying ISLAM as a terrorist organization. That's the real reason the mullahs are so sp upset that they're inciting the ignorant to riot, because they've been accurately hit on their foreheads with the truth.
I expect this to come out of San Francisco. Who else would show reverence for a sick, twisted, violent pervert like mohammed, and at the same time, promote "art" exhibitions of Jesus Christ being mocked and insulted with Him in jars of urine or of his Mother painted with elephant manure? San Francisco and it's citizens are so lost I believe they think it's ok to think islamofascists are on the same level as Christian fundamentalists. Well, let's see how far they're understanding of diversity will go in a wacky society like that of the muslims.
I really despise these people.
Ah yes, The Chronicle as the arbiter of artistic merit and sophistication. I doubt they said anything negative about the "artistic merit" or "satirical sophistication" of Piss Christ or Virgin Mary with Elephant Dung.
"..., the global reaction is far more disturbing than the editors'..."
I am reluctant to say it, but I find the ragheads reaction somewhat gratifying, because the reaction insists that civilized people everywhere are increasingly becoming aware of the mentality of the enemies of civilization.....let them rock-on.....the acute attention they seek is just around the corner, everywhere but the WH and State Dept, incredibly!
The msm reserves that right for itself, ALONE and without criticism.
THE CARICATURES of Muhammad that have ignited an international furor are offensive and recklessly off base in portraying the prophet as a terrorist.
We have pried open the soft underbelly of the beast!
Don't stop now!
DRAW MORE CARTOONS!!!
Then the world will begin to see this trash for the Nazis that they are.
DRAW MORE CARTOONS!!!
ALL ARTISTS TO THEIR PALLETTES!
MORE CARTOONS HERE: http://retecool.com/comments.php?id=13539_0_1_0_C
Danish bloggers are having a field day...
Who gives a crap what all the insane, backward, barbaric, stupid fruitcake, fascist Muslims think.
They're from another planet. They're the Klingons of Earth.
"We (the MSM) have worked very hard to suppress the fact that Muslims are batsh*t crazy. Please DO NOT go to the internet and find out for yourself!"
BTW, there's some great fun going on over here. (Warning: image heavy with some slightly offensive content.)
True evil hates nothing so much as being mocked. It is an insult that evil cannot resist.
Maybe Christians should burn something down when they get insulted. (Though there would hardly be any major newspaper left standing I fear) I know beyond a doubt they would not receive the same calls for cultural senstivity.
Ah, ya' beat me to it! (BTW, I have been informed that those are Dutch bloggers, not Danish. Nonetheless...)
Some people need killing. That's all.
I haven't heard a word from the ACLU liberals defending freedom of speech and the press.
no doubt this editor finds nothing reckless insensitive etc etc in say, the emersion of a crucifix in urine..
The liberal media loves Muslims and hates America yet they don't like *anyone* telling them what they can and cannot print. It has been immensely entertaining watching this clash of values among the press.
Have the cartoons been posted on FR? Also Have they been shown in US papers or on tv? Where's our freedom of the press?
When, it is entire existence have the editors of that rag ever demonstrated serious consideration to "culteral sensitivity" to the religious sensibilities of a majority of Americans? Never.
Every new event simply provides another occasion for the LameStreamMedia to demonstrate its natural moral state - hypocrisy.
These were the same guys who think portraying the crucifix in a glass of urine is just fine and dandy.
Of course the editors of the SFChronicle can bemoan the cartoon depiction of Mohammed as a terrorist; they do not read about or know the true history of Islam.
Not an editorial, but:
....In ``Piss Christ'' (1987) and related works that use religious icons, Serrano equates the persuasive force of highly finished photographs with that of sacred symbols. In that, if anywhere, lies his insult to piety: to suggest that we can no longer distinguish between spiritual response and consumer frisson.
One look at his 10-year retrospective and you can see that whatever people make of it, Serrano's work is a private research into beauty and symbolism, almost academically methodical and neat....
Love the cartoon here.......