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Muslim World League seeks apology [For "insensitive" cartoon]
Arab News ^ | 12/26/02

Posted on 12/26/2002 7:31:21 AM PST by 1bigdictator

MWL seeks apology By a Staff Writer

MAKKAH, 26 December 2002 — The Muslim World League yesterday condemned a media campaign in the United States against Islam, particularly against the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and expressed the strong displeasure of the entire Muslim community at such vilification and insinuations.

League Secretary-General Abdullah Al-Turki was reacting to the publication of a caricature by Doug Marlette in the Tallahassee Democrat, showing an Arab driving a lorry resembling the truck used by the Oklahoma bomber Thomas McVeigh in his attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Building. The cartoon showed the truck carrying a nuclear warhead under the title: "What would Mohammed drive?"

Commenting on the extremely objectionable cartoon, Turki said: "Some enemies of Islam have been trying to tarnish the image of Muhammad (pbuh) just as they publish misleading information about and wrong interpretation of the Holy Qur’an."

Turki demanded that the Tallahassee Democrat apologize to the 1.5 billion Muslims and give an undertaking that it will not publish such disparaging material again.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; US: New York; US: Texas; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: abdullahalturki; alturki; greatcomic; islam; islamcanblowme; muslimworldleague; mwl
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1 posted on 12/26/2002 7:31:22 AM PST by 1bigdictator
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To: 1bigdictator
oh boy an apology, don't they know thats a false thought? no apology works lol

ISLAM IS THE ENEMY!
2 posted on 12/26/2002 7:33:11 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: 1bigdictator
Someone please post the cartoon here. We aren't "insensitive" enough to the Religion Of Peace.
3 posted on 12/26/2002 7:33:48 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: 1bigdictator
Here's your damned apology...(bending over)
4 posted on 12/26/2002 7:33:50 AM PST by reagan_fanatic
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To: 1bigdictator
So where is the cartoon?
5 posted on 12/26/2002 7:34:15 AM PST by dts32041
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To: dts32041
Yup please please please let's see what has the Muslim World League up its knackers!
6 posted on 12/26/2002 7:34:59 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: 1bigdictator
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=29513
7 posted on 12/26/2002 7:37:04 AM PST by RaceBannon
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8 posted on 12/26/2002 7:37:09 AM PST by Phantom Lord
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To: 1bigdictator
so they have to say moHAMed (piss be upon him) pbuh lol
9 posted on 12/26/2002 7:38:28 AM PST by Kewlhand`tek
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To: 1bigdictator
Expect a fatwa. It's a good thing this wasn't in Nigeria, there'd be another stupid riot.
10 posted on 12/26/2002 7:38:53 AM PST by xJones
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To: Phantom Lord
Cool!!! LOL! That cartoon kicks asssss!!!!!!!!!!
11 posted on 12/26/2002 7:39:03 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
I found the cartoon here;

http://www.dougmarlette.com/politicals/page2.html
12 posted on 12/26/2002 7:39:11 AM PST by Exeter
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To: Phantom Lord
nice cartoon........i like it...........a little photoshopping what would Kim Il drive lol
13 posted on 12/26/2002 7:39:25 AM PST by Kewlhand`tek
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To: xJones
I expect them to fatwa the cartoon for implying Mohammed is a terrorist. But hey in this case the picture ain't a libel; the Religion Of Peace is anything but peaceful towards dissenting views.
14 posted on 12/26/2002 7:41:20 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: 1bigdictator
LOL...this one's a keeper.
15 posted on 12/26/2002 7:41:21 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: reagan_fanatic
Here's your damned apology...(bending over)

Be careful doing that. Mohammed might mistake you for a goat and go to town ;)

16 posted on 12/26/2002 7:43:02 AM PST by Centurion2000
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To: pgkdan
Yeah... and guess the MWL has gone in PC in demanding an apology. I'll be glad to give them one - once they give us an apology for having brought upon us the catastrophe known as 9-11.
17 posted on 12/26/2002 7:43:31 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: Phantom Lord
Great cartoon :)
18 posted on 12/26/2002 7:45:53 AM PST by Centurion2000
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To: 1bigdictator
It’s entirely accurate.

Aftre Islamic orginizations with their direct link to allah restore the thousands killed and rebuild the WTC we will withdraw the cartoon.
19 posted on 12/26/2002 7:46:24 AM PST by Kay Soze
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To: Kay Soze
Ouchhhhhhh!!! The truth hurts. :) :)
20 posted on 12/26/2002 7:47:21 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: Phantom Lord
Now see what the greenies have gone a done?

If they hadn't started what would jesus drive debate, wouldn't have to put up with this disrepectful cartoon for the religion of peace.

Those evil and insenstive greenies, maybe they should apologize to the feligion of peace for starting this whole mess.

Other than that it is a great cartoon.

But where is Clyde?

21 posted on 12/26/2002 7:49:14 AM PST by dts32041
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To: dts32041
Uh huh. I can just see the liberals protesting this insult to the Religion Of Peace.
23 posted on 12/26/2002 7:50:48 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: TonyRo76
I guess the joke's lost on them. They have no sense of humor over there in Islam. Anything that looks at them the wrong way sets them off on a killing spree. Just look at Nigeria awhile back.
24 posted on 12/26/2002 7:52:23 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop
I expect them to fatwa the cartoon for implying Mohammed is a terrorist.

I don't see it that way at all. I see it as a compliment to Mohammed. The driver of the Ryder truck is clearly not Mohammed himself. I see the cartoon as suggesting that Mohammed would probably make a different choice of method for spreading the word of Islam.
Just as the "What would Jesus drive?" issue was implying that Jesus wouldn't drive an SUV.
But it seems that any mention of the prophet (small '"p") Mohammed by any non-Muslim is offensive and gets their dander up.

Well, tough t!tt!e$.

Any Muslim who is offended by this cartoon is tacitly implying that they believe that dealing with 'the infidels' by use of nuclear weapons is ok.

25 posted on 12/26/2002 8:04:15 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts
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To: Phantom Lord
Now, THAT's funny. <|:)~
26 posted on 12/26/2002 8:12:30 AM PST by martin_fierro
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To: goldstategop
...the Religion Of Peace is anything but peaceful towards dissenting views.

The followers of the Religion of Peace will prove how peaceful they are by killing you.

You know, the things we post on FR about Islam would have us killed in any Islamic country. Zero dissent, it seems to shake them up. We Christians and Jews can handle questions and dissent, in fact, we get it all the time. But we are strong in our faiths and that's the difference.

27 posted on 12/26/2002 8:15:06 AM PST by xJones
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To: dts32041
Now see what the greenies have gone a done?

If they hadn't started what would jesus drive debate, wouldn't have to put up with this disrepectful cartoon for the religion of peace.

Those evil and insenstive greenies, maybe they should apologize to the feligion of peace for starting this whole mess

Maybe a Fatwa against the Green Party?
We can dream can't we?

So9

28 posted on 12/26/2002 8:17:40 AM PST by Servant of the Nine
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To: 1bigdictator
"the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)"

But apparently, peace shall not be upon us, as murder is committed in his name by his followers daily. If Muhammad really wants peace, he should have a frank discussion with his followers.

29 posted on 12/26/2002 8:18:37 AM PST by Uncle Miltie
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To: 1bigdictator
First, all Muslims have to apologize for Islam's discrimination against non-Muslims and promise to never repeat them.
30 posted on 12/26/2002 8:19:21 AM PST by Post Toasties
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To: Phantom Lord
Yeah!! So, um, What Would Scooby Doo :)
31 posted on 12/26/2002 8:20:39 AM PST by Technocrat
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To: 1bigdictator
How about a cartoon titled 'Who Would Muhammad Marry' showing the dirty sand monkey in doubt between a sheep and a goat?
32 posted on 12/26/2002 8:28:08 AM PST by Post Toasties
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35 posted on 12/26/2002 8:37:58 AM PST by Democrap
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To: 1bigdictator
Islam uses the iron and the peer pressure to fashion gods with their hands. They have castrated hearts and are moral enuchs by design.
36 posted on 12/26/2002 8:42:16 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: goldstategop
When they apologize for the lies on el-jism, the Protocals, and calling for the deaths of Christians, Jews, and Hindus by Imams in mosques we'll think about it.
37 posted on 12/26/2002 8:47:58 AM PST by Righty1
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To: 1bigdictator
These peoples' hypocrisy gets worse by the day. They need to clean up their own house - in a very big way - before they preach to others.
38 posted on 12/26/2002 8:50:39 AM PST by Paul_B
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To: Post Toasties
"How about a cartoon titled 'Who Would Muhammad Marry' showing the dirty sand monkey in doubt between a sheep and a goat?"

Nah, start your own religon and you can "marry" a 9-year old and call it normal


39 posted on 12/26/2002 8:55:39 AM PST by sticker
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To: 1bigdictator
Turki Americans demanded that the Tallahassee Democrat Radical Islam apologize to the 1.5 billion Muslims 3,000 911 victims and their families and give an undertaking that it will not publish such disparaging material happen again.

Ok, I agree 100%

40 posted on 12/26/2002 8:58:12 AM PST by KineticKitty
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To: 1bigdictator
It's a good thing Doug Marlette doesn't do cartooning in Nigeria...
41 posted on 12/26/2002 9:01:13 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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showing an Arab driving a lorry resembling the truck used by the Oklahoma bomber Thomas McVeigh in his attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Building.

Thomas?

42 posted on 12/26/2002 9:02:26 AM PST by lysie
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To: Phantom Lord
I beleive that it is an honest decriptive cartoon.
43 posted on 12/26/2002 9:05:25 AM PST by retiredtexan
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To: 1bigdictator
Prophet Muhammad's (peace be upon him may swine eternally root among his entrails), cult of followers need to be put to the sword.........bump
44 posted on 12/26/2002 9:07:59 AM PST by S.O.S121.500
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To: 1bigdictator
Lampooning is an American tradition, and so is editing
By John Winn Miller
EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The Tallahassee Democrat has become the center of a national controversy again and this time it doesn't involve football. Instead it is our cartoonist Doug Marlette who is drawing fire.

Doug did a cartoon depicting a man driving a rental truck loaded with explosives under the caption: "What would Mohammed Drive?" The Democrat has not printed the cartoon and won't in the future. But it was automatically posted to our Web site briefly until I ordered it removed.

First let me explain our relationship with Doug. He works for us and his cartoons carry the Tallahassee Democrat name. He is also a syndicated cartoonist and has a daily cartoon strip, Kudzu. We do not control or have rights to his outside work. He sends us his cartoons and we decide whether to print them or not. Other news organizations make their own independent decisions, too.

So we edit only the material we run. Unbeknownst to me, we had an automatic system that placed all of Doug's political cartoons on our Web site. When that happened with the bomb cartoon, we were flooded with thousands of e-mails and phone calls demanding an apology.

That's not going to happen. We did not publish the cartoon and we won't because I don't think it is particularly funny. And I frankly am uneasy about making fun of religious icons in the Democrat. We have run cartoons making funs of priests because of their actions in the abuse scandal - but not because of their religion. There were some cartoons that we did not run because we thought they crossed the line of good taste. Different editors draw that line in different places.

However, I defend Doug's right to ridicule anyone. This is an honored American tradition. Granted, good comedy like his often depends on exaggerations. But he does have some fair basis for satire in this case.

While the vast majority of Muslims are a peaceful people and preach a peaceful religion, there are some who have subverted the message of the prophet Mohammed for their own violent purposes.

There are Muslim clerics who encourage suicide bombers with promises of martyrdom for the slaughter of innocents. Other Muslim leaders believe they have the right to order a Fatwa, the sanctioned murder of someone like Salmon Rushdie, just because of his ideas. Lampooning fanatics who believe they have a religious basis for murder is fair game.

This is not to say that only Muslims have violent or intolerant adherents. Christians, Hindus, Jews - you name the religion - we all have stains like the Inquisition or brutal persecutions upon us. So to anyone who was offended by Doug's cartoon, I'm sorry. But I do not apologize for his right to make a point, even if it makes some people mad.

45 posted on 12/26/2002 9:11:09 AM PST by #1CTYankee
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To: Post Toasties
How about a cartoon titled 'Who Would Muhammad Marry' showing the dirty sand monkey in doubt between a sheep and a goat?

Actually, a young girl would be much more appropriate...

46 posted on 12/26/2002 9:12:34 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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We have run cartoons making funs of priests because of their actions in the abuse scandal - but not because of their religion.

Yeah, so, Doug Marlette was making fun of radical Islamists because of their actions in murdering people worldwide, not because of their religion.

Well yeah but, that IS their religion.

47 posted on 12/26/2002 9:20:45 AM PST by Alouette
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To: 1bigdictator
Good grief! Great cartoon, btw.

I can see algore reading this in the morning paper: "See ... I told you that the internal combustion engine was dangerous!"

48 posted on 12/26/2002 9:25:34 AM PST by bootless
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To: Alouette
The Editor, John Winn Miller. Talks out of both sides of his a**
49 posted on 12/26/2002 9:27:17 AM PST by #1CTYankee
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To: Phantom Lord; 1bigdictator; Alamo-Girl; onyx; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; Fred Mertz; ...
Muslim World League seeks apology
[For "insensitive" cartoon]

Thanks for posting the cartoon on post #8, PL....



Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.

50 posted on 12/26/2002 9:29:10 AM PST by MeekOneGOP
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