Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"Free countries do not ban blasphemy"

Political blogger Andrew Sullivan has good things to say on the Danish cartoon controversy.

Militant Muslims (and the Saudi government) want Muslims to stop buying Danish products. The Religious Policeman (a Saudi Arab himself) sarcastically notes that the "Muslim Offense Level" has been raised.

It's time to stop by the supermarket and buy some Danish cheese.

Despite what their government does, at least some Norwegians won't roll over for Muslim theocrats. Or any theocrats. let's hope.

UPDATE: Some European newspapers are republishing the "offensive" cartoons.

Mohammed Bechari, president of the National Federation of the Muslims of France, said his group would start legal proceedings against France Soir because of "these pictures that have disturbed us, and that are still hurting the feelings of 1.2 billion Muslims."

Let's see, that's 1.2 billion times how many euros for hurt feelings? Should we be likewise suing everyone who makes green-faced witch Halloween cards? Or do we just laugh and buy some in a knowing and ironic way?

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Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...

Rosenborg blue cheese. Yum. From Arla Foods.

6:14 PM  

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