TEHERAN - Iran yesterday said it would cancel economic contracts with countries in which newspapers had reproduced the images - AFP
DAMASCUS – Several thousand Syrians set Denmark’s embassy here on fire - Reuters
LONDON – Up to 300 chanting Muslims torched the Danish flag outside Denmark’s embassy – AFP
Yudhoyono (Indonesian Prime Minister), Abdullah (Malaysian Prime Minister) join chorus of protests – Straits Times
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Now, we all know about the cartoons that appeared in the Danish newspaper that has incited violence among Muslims throughout the world. However, has anyone actually seen those cartoons? Here are two of them:
The media here mentioned that these images were insulting to the Prophet, but it failed to say how that demanding we take religious feelings into consideration is irreconcilable with a democracy that champions the freedom of speech. It is absolutely necessary for the paper to publish such images. Why? In the words of Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali, "...otherwise we will never have the dialogue we need to establish with Muslims on the most central question - do you really feel that every Muslim in 2005 should follow the way of life the Prophet had 1,400 years ago?"
"Don't complain, Muhammad, we've all been caricatured here" - from newspaper, France Soir
This episode shows to what extent Islam is a religion of peace.
Images: Waltz of Words