Monday, February 06, 2006

Complete Control

One thing about the cartoon controversy that has been overlooked is that it has demonstrated to all, if evidence was still required, that Scandinavians are about as funny as a kick in the stones.

Is there not some irony, though, in hordes of people reacting violently to some (witless) cartoons implying that their religion makes them act violent?

Still, my favourite piece of coverage over the weekend was reading Robert Fisk in the Indo lecturing the western world like a particularly annoying school teacher that "Islam is not a violent religion [let's not make it one]". This was followed on the next page by a picture of a protestor in London holding a placard saying "Behead all those who insult Islam".

You might remember an episode of The Simpsons where Homer gives Ganesh a peanut and then tells Apu that when religions were being dished out, Apu must have been out taking a whizz. Thankfully for Homer Apu is a Hindu, not a Muslim.
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