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Submitted by Singha (United States), Feb 5, 2006 at 18:34

"I am not familiar with the Danish media and hence cannot comment on what they say about the absolute freedom they have to make fun of anything others hold sacred. They make fun even of Christ, they say. May be they do. But I cant accept the suggestion that since they hold their prophet in contempt, Muslims should also hold their Prophet in contempt. "

-Singha - The Danes never said this. What they are saying is just because Muslims hold Mohummad in respect, they need not hold the same view. It is the Islamists, the fanatics they are, are saying that no one including non-Muslims can have a different view about Mohummad, Quran and Islam.

"An afterthought: Do the Danish have the same freedom to draw a cartoon about the Holocaust? "

- Singha. Yes Danes have the same freedom. That apart from comparing cartooning Holocausts to Mohummad's cartoons is comparing apples with oranges. Holocaust is a fact. You will realise this if you visit Auschwitz. It is good that Europeans remember the holocaust of Jews. Muslims dont ever remember the multiple holocausts that they caused - In India and in other places.
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