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Friday, February 03, 2006

Lets Go Dutch on the Cartoons

If you haven't heard of the Dutch cartoon controversy consider getting batteries for your hearing aid.

So far the controversy has grown to a fever pitch. Arabs are banning once sought Dutch chocolates, cream cheese and other Dutch products because the offense they have taken over the cartoons.

As an independent, but opinionated observer, I suggest before they consider the western comics are deserving of a Jihad, they look at their own cartoons. We wonder what the Koran would say about the Islamic cartoons that are done in equally poor taste. Well, I use equally because I am being polite. Islamic cartoons are particularly virulent, assaulting and perhaps even rude.

If Muslim sensitivities are held so close to the skin that they can't handle a mullah with a bomb in his turban, they are calling the kettle black. Lets end the war on the comic channel and move on.

If that is not possible maybe the Dutch should show some deference and move the bomb from the turban to the shoe. I think that is where they prefer to keep their bombs, or at least one comic Jihadist did.

In a perfect world we should all know how to treat each other with respect. Respect to me would not be trying to blow up your neighbor, polite cartoons could come next.


At 7:39 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

Well written post, Bob! I had heard something was up, but hadn't sat still long enough to catch all of the details. I can't believe they are upset over the cartoon.

Gee...they should see some of the cartoons that we make of our own leaders here in the states! I agree with you, they should worry more about the actions of the terrorists than how we draw them. Goodness!

At 7:41 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Thanks for your comment Melissa. I personally do not understand how one group can criticize another when they do the same thing.


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