Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Cartoons v/s The Islamic World: Blasphemous Or What

The hulla-bulloo over the Danish Paper Jyllands Posten's cartoons (links here and here) that caricature Prophet Mohammed took an even more violent turn with a shootout in Afghanistan.

While the west defends the freedom of speech and expression (as we all should), the Islamic world has erupted with anguish, provoked by French, Italian, German and other European (and later websites) widely publishing the same cartoons.

Being strongly anti- fundamentalist and pro - freedom of expression, I stand in support of the Danes who are using web forums (fora?) and other means to justify their right of freedom.

Too bad no one can police or censor the Internet completely ...

Nyaa na nana naa naa

PS: Will we be provoked by this brilliant Big Bazaar Women's Day Ad ??

is the question

I still hope IIPM sues me !! :)


Aditya Pethe said...

Dude freedom of expression is fine, but seriously I think the "west" has shown scant respect to "eastern" beleifs many times. The Ganesha / some goddess on chappals , etc some egs. Jesus Christ being depicted in a derogatory way will evoke protests from all of the "West" I am sure.
But, I guess violence can never be justified.

Shriniwas Kulkarni said...

The cartoons are no way derogatory...

Also the news is that many Muslim nations are showing wrong depictions of the cartoon (the Original Danish ones have the Prophet placed under a bomb, where as the fake ones show the Proph as a "Muslim Taboo")

- I don't see the point why these nations want to raise the call for Jihad on such baseless issues