Monday, February 13, 2006

Toons , Free Expression and Islam

"I think it's problematic when a religion tries to impose its taboos and rules on the larger society," he said. "When they ask me not to run those cartoons, they are not asking for my respect. They're asking for my submission…. To me, those cartoons are saying that some individuals have hijacked, kidnapped and taken hostage the religion of Islam to commit terrorism."
- Flemming Rose, cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten, as quoted in the Los Angeles Times.

The chief editor of Jyllands-Posten, Carsten Juste, said he hadn't realized the explosive nature of the caricatures and apologized for offending Muslims. Pardon the expression.


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