What’s in a cartoon ?
OK the blogging world is abuzz with the Mohammed cartoon fiasco. Being an active blogger , I thought I’d have my say. First of all the cartoon depicted Prophet Mohammed holding his hands in his head and saying that
it is hard to be loved by fools
A disastrous thing to say. Look what’s happened now. People of Muslim majority countries burning down the Danish Embassies. The violence was particularly pronounced in Pakistan and Indonesia.
I say , what was the need of publishing that cartoon. Couldn’t the newspaper people see that it would hurt religious sentiments ? If this is the result of freedom of expression then , damn it, control what you express. Then after a few days some other weekly humour tabloid printed that cartoon again. What are they trying to prove ? The muslims on the other hand did not need to resort to violence. They are other ways of having revenge. They could have printed a cartoon depicting other religions in a similar position , but no! They had to burn , hit and destroy. If you ask me then muslims take their religion a bit too seriously.
I DONOT INDTEND TO SAY THAT I DISLIKE THEM. SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE MUSLIMS AND THEY EXPRESSED THE SAME CONCERN OVER ALL THIS ISLAMIC VIOLENCE.
According to some recent developments , a big muslim newspaper has started a contest for the best cartoon depicting Jesus Christ in a similar position. I’m not going to take sides. But a parting message –
TIT FOR TAT IS FAIR PLAY.