Some more links related to the Danish cartoon affair:
- This Dutch animation makes its point well. Note that “gevoelig” means “sensitive”. Spotted via Michelle Malkin’s blog.
- On the 7th February it was reported that an Iranian newspaper is running a competition to create anti-semitic cartoons and challenged Western newspapers to publish them in the name of freedom of speech. In response to this, an Israeli publisher decided to hold its own competition for anti-semitic cartoons to be created by Jews!Amitai Sandy, a graphic artist with the publishers Dimona Comix stated “We’ll show the world we can do the best, sharpest, most offensive Jew hating cartoons ever published!” and “No Iranian will beat us on our home turf!”.
Clearly these guys know how to take the piss with style, and somehow, I don’t think their response is quite what the Iranian newspaper expected… (Hat Tip: The Pub Philosopher).
- The Pub Philosopher notes that on Tuesday (yes, St Valentine’s day), the British Embassy in Iran was petrol bombed and that the attack was reported in Germany, Taiwan and the United Arab Emirates, but not the British media! I’ve been able to find this report from Reuters on the Yahoo UK website however. The original Reuters report is here. There was also a report mentioning this on an Australian news site. However nothing about it on the BBC, and no mention in any of the British papers as far as I can tell.
- Perhaps this site is aiming for its own fatwa, by lampooning two prophets in a daily cartoon! (Hat Tip: the Pub Philosopher again).
- Recent polls in the UK suggest the public supported publication of the cartoons, with the decision to publish and reprint the cartoons elsewhere backed by 56% and opposed by 29% of respondents.