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Reader comment on item: Cartoons and Islamic Imperialism

Submitted by chris bischof (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 15:45

Mr. Pipes:

Though I know it's far too much to hope for, I had a fleeting thought of how wonderful it would be if the conflicts between Islam and the World could be battled to the end by cartoonists engaged in a cartoon smackdown, a cartoon slam.

Perhaps the first step in this direction was taken by Iran's leading newspaper when it called for a Holocaust Cartoon Festival. Wouldn't the world be a better place if the only thing spilled in this conflict were ink?

However, the paper's editors, as well as Iran, will be disappointed by the absence of violence among non-Muslims over the distribution of Holocaust cartoons, though I doubt the lack of senselessness will alert Muslims to their own hypocrisy over the freedom of expression that exists outside their sensibilities.

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