Friday, February 03, 2006

A JORDANIAN EDITOR decided to run the Mohammed cartoons, and bluntly defended his action:
The paper's editor, Jihad El Momeni, had something very interesting to say. "What insults Islam more?" he asked in his editorial. "a foreigner who drew the prophet or a Muslim who donned a bomb belt and committed suicide in the midst of a wedding party in Amman or anywhere else?"

"What forces the world more to blaspheme Islam, cartoon drawings or a real beheading scene of a hostage with the cry of "Allahu Akbar" being heard in the background?" El Momeni asked.
Today he has been fired.

Meanwhile, the estimable blogger Jan Haugland has already received a death threat. So, in case it wasn't clear when I posted one of the cartoons the other day, here goes the full set as published by the Jyllands-Posten:

Now they can come and bite me.

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