ShadZ (shadzane) wrote,
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More on the Danish cartoons

Peter David weighs in with this incisive commentary:

Governments are trying to sell the notion that we must all be careful to be sensitive to the religious beliefs of others. Which is nonsense. Cartoons trashing Jews are standard in newspapers throughout the Arab world and I don't see the U.N. making a stink about it. No, the truth is that various governments want to show respect for Muslim beliefs in the same way that one shows respect for a test tube of nitro glycerin: You don't REALLY give a damn about its preachings. You just want to make sure not to shake it up so it doesn't go off.
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