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Publication of a comic book on the life of Mohamed.

Consequences :

How many women assaulted and their headscarves torn off their heads?

Zero. (so far)

How many mosques torched?

Zero. (so far)

are you only interested in the victims being silent?

No, I'm interested in the victims of this "outrage" speaking up. I'm listening. I'm not hearing them. That's interesting. Maybe it's not an outrage?

I may have misused the phrase "culture war". You seem to see it as meaning "war on immigrants", "war on the visibly different", "religious oppression", or something of that sort. I'm talking about conflicting views of religious culture, and how far you're entitled to impinge on other people's freedom. Publishing a comic book (which contains no racism, no insults) creates zero victims. If it should inspire pogroms, as you seem to fear, I will be very surprised indeed, and will undoubtedly change my views.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Jan 4th, 2013 at 10:55:09 AM EST
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