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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Anne Frank in bed with Hitler?

This is pretty sick. In retaliation for the controversial anti-Mohammed cartoon published by a Danish newspaper, a Muslim Web site called the Arab European League has posted this cartoon depicting Anne Frank in bed with Adolf Hitler. Hitler is saying to Frank, "Write this one in your diary Anne."

The Web site explains, "The newspapers in Europe claim that they only want to defend the freedom of speech and do not desire to stigmatise Muslims, we also do stress that our cartoons are not meant as an offence to anybody and ought not to be taken as a statement against any group, community or historical fact. If it is the time to break Taboos and cross all the red lines, we certainly do not want to stay behind."

They apparently don't want to rise above, either.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is sick. I imagine it's pretty much the same feeling on both sides of the aisle. It's hard to see that either side has the moral high ground, by the way, neither side having risen "above" [your description] the taboos and red lines. Methinks we're all talking past one another. How are you helping?

10:48 PM  
Blogger The Rambling Taoist said...

Sometimes an in-your-face demonstration speaks louder than mere protests. While I agree that both cartoons are in poor taste, the Arabs are simply trying to underscore the absurdity of the European position.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Editor at Large said...

How are we helping? Good question. We hesitated to even enter this fray, for fear of fanning the flames. But we thought it might be instructive to point out that there are two sides to the issue, and that neither side is necessarily right or wrong. People's faith, however odd or irrational it may seem to others, is very real to the faithful, and poking anyone's faith with a sharp stick is apt to provoke very real emotions. Because we are all emotional - and therefore "irrational" - beings, we would do better to accept each other's faith as we accept our own - whether it be faith in religion, or science, or nature, or the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Learning to live with each other's weird beliefs and idiosyncracies is both the challenge and the ideal.

(Happy birthday, Dad!)

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool idea...Atleast one should agree that this one is better than burning down embassies.

1:09 AM  

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