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We were afraid that showing the episode would cause riots

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Submitted by Maggie O'Hearn (Australia), Apr 21, 2006 at 02:52

Since Mohammed is not God, I do not see why his image should not be depicted. However, I have to say that Comedy Central showed no guts at all by not showing that cartoon.

It seems that they are willing to offend Christians, and other religions and that they have behaved like dhimmis by folding to the bully boy tactics of radical Muslims.

There is a big difference between the Danish Cartoons and what gets depicted on something like South Park, or for that matter the Simpsons. Some of the material in South Park is deeply offensive to Catholics, yet we do not take to the streets, rioting, looting and burning down buildings, and killing others just because of a cartoon.

The Italian cartoon, or at least the portion that I saw, makes sense when it is seen within its medieval perspective of Divine Comedy. It was Dante who consigned Mohammed to hell because of the divisions that he caused within society. Those divisions existed in Europe at the time that Dante was alive. Europe was being overrun by the Islamics at that time, and few knew how to control the beast. One only has to do some historical research to discover the real reasons behind the Spanish Inquisition - who was funding the Moors in their attempt to take over Spain? (I will leave you to guess the answer). Also, the Pope of the day was gravely concerned about what was happening and those Crusades were meant to help control the beast.

I dare say that the cartoonist is correct in making that statement, because the fruits of Mohammed have not been peaceful. Once again the Muslim community rumbles and people just fall over like flies in response. Keep that up and Col. Gadaffi might be right in his prediction that Europe will be Muslim within 12 years. This would take us back to that medieval period.
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