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Reader comment on item: Not Child's Play: The Teddy-Bear Intifada

Submitted by Zain (United States), Dec 6, 2007 at 10:49

If it is needed to move away from the current depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, then perhaps we should start changing our views of Jesus too, should we not? And perhaps Moses, and Buddha as well? After all, they could be essentially considered the founders of other major world religions (Judaism and Buddhism).

The only reason that violence is incited is because people intentionally bait other people to commit violent crimes. We don't see any talk of Jesus, Moses, and Buddha as being founders of backward or oppressive religions. Yes, it is perfectly fair to criticize a major overreaction by large numbers of Muslims- but why do we not look at the root causes of these incidences?

Also, in this teddy bear incident the most interesting thing I am finding is that it was not the teacher who selected the name for the teddy bear- it was the children themselves. This reeks of media sensationalism.


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