[WikiEN-l] "I want to at least kill the responsible person."

Raphael Wegmann wegmann at psi.co.at
Mon Feb 18 14:29:34 UTC 2008

On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 01:15:22PM +0000, David Gerard wrote:
> On 18/02/2008, Prasad J <prasad59 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >John Lee wrote:
> >> To a Muslim it is offensive to say Jesus is God. It is offensive to
> >> view images of inappropriately clothed people. Muslims in Indonesia
> >> found the images in Playboy sufficiently offensive to riot over.
> >> Muslims in Malaysia frown on the usage of Muslim terminology in a
> >> non-Muslim context; the government has actually banned Malay-language
> >> Christian publications for using Malay words meaning "Allah", "angel",
> >> etc. There are a lot of things people find offensive; there are a lot
> >> of things Muslims find offensive.
> > I think you need to remember that not all Muslims are from the
> > Taliban, just as not all Christians are cross-burning Ku Klux
> > Klansmen. I studied in a Catholic school where several of our teachers
> He's not speaking of some theoretical straw man, but of the actual
> laws in his country.

What exactly is the connection between Malaysian censorship laws
and our editorial decision on how to display the Muhammad images?

Is this another straw-man?


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