Sunday, February 05, 2006

More Cartoon Zaniness

You've seen me here or in other forums in regard to some of the controversy over the Danis cartoon's quote a Jordanian editor. Jihad Momani in my mind had the best, indeed the most enlightened view on this controversy of anyone in the world.

The Jordanian Government however has other ideas.

Mr Momani's arrest came earlier on Saturday, a day after Jordanian King Abdullah condemned the cartoons as an unnecessary abuse of freedom of speech.

Mr Momani's paper, Shihan, had printed three of the cartoons, alongside an editorial questioning whether the angry reaction to them in the Muslim world was justified.

"Muslims of the world be reasonable," wrote Mr Momani.

"What brings more prejudice against Islam, these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a wedding ceremony in Amman?"

It is ashame that the Jordanian government didn't listen to his sage words. Because this over-reaction will lead as he said to more prejudice and hatred against islam

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