Thursday, February 2, 2006

Pure Distilled Irony

Though this is not a laughing matter, I just couldn't help chuckling. Political cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad evoke death threats from militants. We in the "West" are well aware that religious fanatics tend not to have a sense of humor (or proportion), but this is just too ironic. Yes, some clerics believe that any depiction of their prophet counts as idolatry. Many Christians feel the same way about crucifixes and similar items, but I'm reasonably sure no other Christian faction wants to kill all the Catholics because of it. If so, they haven't made the news yet...

The militants are simply confirming a rather unflattering stereotype about themselves.

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