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Submitted by Hrishi (India), Jun 4, 2008 at 21:59

My position on this issue is, let the cartoonists do what they want to do, at the end they will get bored. and they will lose.

but on the other hand, if the Muslims did not, the West will think that we don't support our religion and we don't defend our prophet.

I highlight these comments because for me (a non-Muslim) I find this incomprehensible. Blasting embassies, threatening murder and violence, killing nuns (all of these acts have never been apologised for or condemned by Muslims) and then saying I am OK with cartoonists in this forum.

Defending your religion - if that is what is required at all, has to show the civilized (spiritual?) qualities one claims it teaches or else there is no point in discussion and debate which is a democratic process.

I feel a major issue lies just here - it appears to be self-deception - why would the 'West' want you to 'defend' your religion et al with violence and hate? Isnt that symptom of some collective malaise?

I hope Mr. Ahmed reads these comments and responds - since I find him to be committed to reason and logic and civility, which is the basic minimum standard of this forum

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