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Submitted by Mikkel Olsen (Denmark), Feb 7, 2006 at 10:00

Your equalization of Arab satire and the cartoons In Jyllands-posten is flawed, even though the Arab cartoons are revolting and anti-Semitic, they do not portray Moses as responsible for stabbings and stoning of gays nor do they show Jesus as responsible for bombings of abortion clinics. That would be equal to the offence caused to Muslims.

In case you don't know, in 2003 that exact same newspaper turned down a cartoon showing the resurrection of Jesus as a diving competition (text like: resurrection with double summersault), stating that it would cause an outrage among its readers. So much for "Freedom of Speech"…
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