[Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

Waerth waerth at asianet.co.th
Wed Dec 5 20:06:46 UTC 2007

No it is exactly the same. I am not a Muslim myself. My parents raised 
me Roman Catholic.

I grew up from my 12th till my 16th in a country called Surinam. In that 
country there are people from all major religions living together. In my 
class we had christians, buddhists, hindus, muslims and a jew and even a 
sikh. Offcourse also some non-religious people. Because of this mixture 
of children our school tought us the basics of ALL religions, and we got 
explained the differences and how we could enjoy eachothers company 
without insulting eachother. This is why I have learned some basics 
about Islam (I am not an expert).

One of the things I learned was that: It is considered a gross insult to 
depict the prophet Muhammed!

So by depicting him you are already insulting the Islam. which is just 
as heavy an insult to a Muslim as showing Blair's testicles is to some 
Brits. So these matters are exactly the same.

Any cartoon depicting Muhammed are designed for shock-value for a 
believing Muslim!


> On Dec 5, 2007 2:49 PM, Waerth <waerth at asianet.co.th> wrote:
>> Oh boy, this pisses me off.
>> Cartoons insulting Sharon must be removed and we are rolling over
>> ourselves to get them away.
>> But the Cartoons insulting the prophet Mohammed are allowed on our
>> projects:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Jyllands-Posten-pg3-article-in-Sept-30-2005-edition-of-KulturWeekend-entitled-Muhammeds-ansigt.png
>> Somehow I smell a christian-judeo double-standard/bias here
> I would say that there is a slight difference between the two. The
> Mohammed cartoons don't show tony blair's exposed genitles, and don't
> show Mohammed being urinated on, or being sexually assaulted with a
> nightstick. Politically-sensitive cartoons are one thing, cartoons
> that are designed for shock-value are different entirely.
> --Andrew Whitworth
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