Danish Cartoons, Seven Years on: Cartoons that Mock, Cartoons that Demonize

In keeping with Daniel Pipes’ suggestion, I’m both publishing Muhammad Cartoons and republishing the series of posts I put up at the time of the scandal, when I first started blogging. On the topic of reciprocity (see below), Raymond Ibrahim has a nice essay up on how, if the Muslims got their way and disrespecting other religions were banned, it would be the end of Islam, whose scriptures carry profoundly negative reflections on all other religions, including those from which Islam is descended.

Cartoons that Mock Cartoons that Demonize
January 31, 2006

Can someone explain to me why the leaders of the West don’t say to the Muslims: “You can ask us to show respect for you, but not if you don’t show respect for us. When Muslims stop producing grotesque and savage cartoons not just mocking but vilifying other religions, then we will show Islam the respect it craves.”

Okay, not “craves”… “desires.”

Why are we so careful about their desires and not careful to ask them to meet the standards they want us to meet in their regard?

See LGF on the same subject.

3 Responses to Danish Cartoons, Seven Years on: Cartoons that Mock, Cartoons that Demonize

  1. sshender says:

    When Muslims stop producing grotesque and savage cartoons not just mocking but vilifying other religions, then we will show Islam the respect it craves.

    This sounds like an invitation for self censorship. Neither Islam, nor any other religion, should be immune to criticism, ridicule and even vilification, because, to paraphrase, freedom of speech, if it means anything, is the right to tell other what they don’t want to hear.

  2. [...] sondern herabwürdigen, dann werden wir dem Islam den Respekt erweisen, nach dem er lechzt. Richard Landes, Augean Stables, 28.09.12 E-MailDruckenTwitterFacebookGefällt mir:Gefällt mirSei der Erste dem dies [...]

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