Sunday, February 05, 2006

Freedom Is Hard To Accept For Some

Daryl Cagle

U.S. Muslims react with tempered anger
Some in D.C. area say cartoons of Muhammad overstepped liberties

..."I've been getting a lot of e-mails about it, and I'm distributing them all," said Omary, a Damascus native who sells real estate in Northern Virginia. "There is a limit to freedom. There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world. Let's have some respect."...

No, there is no limit on freedom of speech. Suck it up.

...The cartoons doubly offended Muslims, because in addition to depicting Muhammad in a pejorative manner, they violated Islam's longtime prohibition on any image of the prophet, his family or early companions.

ADAMS's imam, Mohamed Magid, explained that the ban stems from early Islam, when Muhammad preached monotheism in a culture steeped in the worship of idols.

To discourage such idolatry, he ordered Muslims not to draw, and religious leaders have interpreted this to mean that the prophet was banning images of himself and those close to him so they would never become objects of worship for Muslims, Magid said....

Bullshit apparently. - Zombie

I saw this story back in October here...


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