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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

This explains some things 
(en francais)

I had heard that the Danish cartoons circulated throughout the Middle East included another picture not published in the original series, but this Globe Article reveals that things were carried even farther.


'It is not what I want to happen'
Young Danish Islamic scholar distributed booklets of photocopied cartoons to Muslim leaders in the Mideast, sparking a firestorm of anger around the world
DOUG SAUNDERS

From Wednesday's Globe and Mail

...For his booklet contained not only the 12 depictions of the Prophet Mohammed that had appeared in the newspaper Jyllands-Posten in September. He also filled it with hideous, amateur images of the Prophet as a pig, a dog, a woman and a child-sodomizing madman.

Flipping through the book yesterday, he explained that these images had been items of hate mail sent to his colleagues by right-wing extremists who disapproved of their activism. These images, he insistently demonstrated, were separated from the newspaper cartoons by several pages of letters. "How could anyone mistake these for the newspaper images?" he asked. "It cannot be that anyone would make this mistake."

But protesters in Lebanon and elsewhere have cited these images in their actions. So have the organizers of a worldwide boycott campaign against Danish products, which is costing the country's economy.

...more

Paul Synnott at 7:25 AM    | en francais | Go to Top|


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