Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Muslims show anger at Danish cartoons

A row has been going on recently about the publication of insulting cartoons in some Danish newspaper called Jyllands-Posten about our Prophet (P.B.U.H). The row has been going on since October (links to news stories below) and has only intensified recently when Saudi Arabia recalled it Danish ambassador from Copenhagen. Why has there been no response from Pakistan is as mystifying as the lack of response from other Muslim countries, although that may well change soon as the row has intensified with the publication of the same cartoons in leading newspapers across Europe as a show of support for the Danish paper.

The justification being given by these reporters is that Muslims should accept the freedom of the press which apparently allows them to print anything they want unconditionally! Now, you wouldn't see papers smearing dirt on personalities held dear by millions of followers of other religions across the world, would you? What kind of a press allows for poking fun at such sensitive issues like Religion, which directly affects the entire Muslim population but even more so affects the Muslims that form an integral of their very own states!

There has been an utter and total condemnation of this heinous act by muslim countries and more should join in to voice their discontent at such hideousness in the name of press freedom!

1 comment:

Teeth Maestro said...

A very good issue - I agree with you - it deserves more attention - let me make a post also on my blog and maybe spark some interest on Karachi Metroblog. Thank you for bringing it to my attention

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