Thursday, February 09, 2006

Danish cartoons

Wow. This whole situation surrounding cartoons of the prophet Mohammed boggles my mind. I just read in the online version of the New York Times that it was a major topic of conversation at a meeting of Islamic leaders in Mecca this past week. What?? Seriously? I kind of wonder if there are some folks who are using this as a way to poor gasoline in a flame that's already burning hot enough. I mean, I see cartoons depicting God and Jesus in funny, even derogatory ways, fairly often, but I'm not about to call up the President of the United States and try to file a complaint. I, clearly, do not understand why people of the Islamic faith are so upset about this. Maybe somebody can help me understand. Seriously.

2 comments:

*jcg said...

What I don't understand is why people of Islamic faith are acting out in ways that prove the cartoons correct in their assumptions. I realize I just made a sweeping generalization. But really, what gives here?!

noell said...

hey darlin, i think there's something in their faith about not having images of muhammed, kind of like jews weren't supposed to say God or something... go read ter's blog (clevertitlehere.blogspot.com) on the subject she's way smarter than i am...