Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Cartoon Protests Deadly in Afghanistan - Yahoo! News

OK, is it just me or are the headlines around this whole Prophet Mohammed cartoon thing kind of misleading? I mean, it sounds like it's a bunch of 'toons protesting something. Or like the cartoon itself is protesting "Deadly in Afghanistan", which might be a movie or TV show or something. In any case, here's the lastest headline: Cartoon Protests Deadly in Afghanistan

And a fine quote that earns today's "gee, you think?" award: "Senior Afghan officials said al-Qaida and the Taliban could be exploiting anger over the cartoons to incite violence, which spread to at least six cities in a second day of bloody unrest in Afghanistan."

3 comments:

Muslim said...

The pictures were ridiculous.

Freedom of speech doesn't mean insulting someone's religion.

The prophet peace be upon him is dear to us. And as Muslims, we aren't allowed to meant to draw pictures of other prophets e.g. Jesus, Moses, Abraham, and we are not allowed to disrespect other religions.

Scott Chicken said...

I understand...and that's why the healines using phrases like "cartoon protest" are misleading: the headline trivializes the reason for the protest.

That said, don't you think the scale of the protests (throwing molotov cocktails at an embassy, for example) are a bit extreme? And that, possibly, the outrage over these cartoons (which as far as I know were first published last year...not like it's a new story) might just possibly be being manipulated for purposes other than religious ones?

Dr. Sandi said...

I think the violent protests sparked these cartoons showing Mohammed as a terrorist are a great way to prove that Islam is a peaceful, gentle way of life.

Dr. Sandi