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Taboo since the Muslims say they are Taboo....

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Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Feb 22, 2006 at 09:09

Since when did drawings of Mohammed become taboo? Is it taboo only if non-muslim Danish folk draw them?

What was the intention of that editor who published those cartoons?
"I commissioned the cartoons in response to several incidents of self-censorship in Europe caused by widening fears and feelings of intimidation in dealing with issues related to Islam"

What examples of self-censorship did the editor give?
"At the end of September, a Danish standup comedian said in an interview with Jyllands-Posten that he had no problem urinating on the Bible in front of a camera, but he dared not do the same thing with the Koran"

(Citation:http://www.jp.dk/english_news/artikel:aid=3566642/)

So if the cartoons were the first step in a series of steps that will culminate with the urination on the Koran, then yes they are taboo and the Muslim anger is justified.

If people in Denmark want to urinate on the Bible, on the Cross, on Churches and on Synagogues (oops they cant urinate on Synagogues) then that is their business. But if they even think of urinating on the Koran then that becomes the business of the entire 1.2 billion Muslims around this global village. And if the people of Denmark and those who support them dont like the consequences then that is tough on them.
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