Question

I wondered if directly showing the cartoons on here, for the purposes of debate, and in order to see what all the fuss is about, would be a directly offensive exercise to Islamic people?

Or does one wait a few months until the furore has died down? I am getting a spike in visitor activity today too – since many media organisations are not showing the cartoons, it appears that the Internet is the place to go.

Another question, in circumstances like this where it involves a foreign language newspaper essentially only available in that country, what would have been done before the Internet was invented? Is the decreasing ‘size’ of the world partly to blame?

Would the cartoon have even caused an outcry? If it did, how would it be reported in the news, and how would people get their eyes on the offending cartoons?

2 Responses to “Question”

  1. Javier says:

    You may want to read one of my last posts
    “Why the western world cannot defeat terrorism”
    I am being shot by all sides for it
    Maybe you want to join the shooting ;) or perhaps you can see what I mean with it.
    I don‘t agree with people imposing on othe people anything.
    I think it is wrong. But how do we go to stop it and what is the cost?
    Regards
    http://niquel757.blogspot.com

    Javier

  2. EWI says:

    I wondered if directly showing the cartoons on here, for the purposes of debate, and in order to see what all the fuss is about, would be a directly offensive exercise to Islamic people?

    Yes it would be, I’d think. There’s a case to be made for labelling it a deliberate provocation (see Dickie Waghorne for an example). Linking to it elsewhere is OK, though.