Cartoon in Denmark Seen As Defamation of Islam Faith
February 6, 2006
A very sad thing happened in Denmark this winter.
Anderson Cooper said tonight that an irresponsible
journalist in Denmark published a cartoon which made light of the Holy man of all Islam- Mohammed. All around the world some Muslims have reacted; they have burned Danish flags in Lebannon where the Danish have a big company.Riots have broken out in other parts of the world; causing violence and unease.
CNN filmed demonstrators whihc held up signs that said "People who defame Islam should be hung" and "Europe will now learn what 9/11 was all about".
I say here that many many Muslims in the world condemn these ruthless practices.
What do you think? Personally, I have an opinion.
I do not think that cartoonists should be encouraged to attack different faiths and make those people then feel badly. And I do not think that that cartoonist represents Americans as we live and think.I think that we are much more global and humane in our thinking and inclusive.
Sullivan has a blog Anders on mentioned that is well read and he said that Sullivan commented in it that it is the way of the free world to be able to say what we think.
I think that our freedom is precious. However I remember what our founding fathers thought freedom represented: the right to follow your dreams and work for what you believe in. I do not think that tearing down others beliefs fits in that equation.I would not like to harm journalsits; rather I would like for the free world to set up more responsible journalism practices.
What do you think?Please leave me some comments.