Thursday, February 02, 2006

The cover of today's France Soir with its reprint of one of the contentious cartoons upsetting Islam. This one is probably the better of the set - the "forbidden" iconic image of Muhammed is accompanied by those of Christianity, Judeaism and either Hindu or the Budda. The detail is unclear. In a modern world such cricticism, albeit through characture, should be a matter of open discussion. The fact that most of the cartoons in question happen to be of poor editorial quality is another issue entirely. Altogether, a lot of fuss about virtually nothing. Of more concern should be the aquittal in court today of the BNP leaders who were clearly guilty of promoting intolerance and cultural agitation.
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