How about Writing an Angry Letter First?

Or maybe keeping up with that boycott thing…

FT.com / World / Europe – Reprints of ‘offensive’ cartoons spark Islamic rage
“Any insult to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is an insult to more than 1bn Muslims and an act like this must never be allowed to be repeated,” said Hamid Karzai, Afghan president, strong western ally and moderate Muslim leader.

Gunmen in Gaza surrounded the local European Union office and threatened to kidnap citizens of countries where newspapers had published the cartoons.

Threatening to kidnap people is a very, very grave choice of a threat, given recent activities.

Here’s the cartoons they are so hoping mad about:

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Yeah …. Thats worth killing some Euro-trash

Compare that reaction to this:

But the writer had big problems with a painting by Harlem artist “Tafa”. It depicts an upside down Christ-like figure with a face strongly resembling Osama Bin Laden. The email read in part, “This is outrageous. This is an attack against my religion. How can an artist go so low? Most people are outraged, most Christians.”

On the phone with me, the artist declined to do an on-camera interview, telling me the work speaks for itself, but adding, the resemblance to Bin Laden was no accident.

The art show’s producer Josh Wainwright, insisted he hadn’t even made the Bin Laden connection. “Knowing what you know now would you have barred the painting from being part of your show?” I asked. “Absolutely not,” he replied. Wainwright says he’s a military veteran and despises Bin Laden, but he added, “I don’t think it’s anyone’s job or vocation to limit the expression of artists.”

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~ by kinshay on 2006-02-03.

 
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