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What was the mischief behind the rule not to depict Mohammed

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Submitted by silke (United Kingdom), Feb 1, 2006 at 07:29

Islam should be strong enough to bear cartoons from people unassociated to your religion. Only because you are not allowed to picture Mohammed, this does not imply that Christians, Atheists or Jews are not allowed to do so. As those other people do not believe in Mohammed there is no danger in the first place that they will pray to Mohammed instead of God- this is the mieschief which was to be prevented and the purpose behind that rule.

The row over those cartoons only widens the rift between Islam and the rest of the world. Burning Danish flags etc.. only makes the world realise how brutal, irrational and ridiculous some Muslims behave- it just makes them ridicule Muslims more and makes them unequal barbaric partners of a lower standing. Nothing more.
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