February 02, 2006

Cartoon Rage - the Ripple Effect

Its pure speculation, but has the Muslim frothing over Danish cartoon spilled over to... Dallas?

Following last-minute cries of protest from Muslim leaders last week, a Public Broadcasting Service affiliate in Dallas canceled the premiere of a documentary on the roots of Islamic terrorism.

"The Roots of War: The Road to Peace" was scheduled to air on KERA-TV on Sunday, January 29, but the premiere was postponed by the station's managers after a local Muslim group alleged that the program contains inaccuracies and anti-Muslim bias. The documentary's producers, Niki and Dennis McCuistion, have defended their work; they have refused to make changes.

The Dallas controversy emerged last week just as an international feud reached a boiling point over a Danish newspaper's publication of satirical cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. After the Danish government refused to issue a sanction against the independent newspaper that ran the cartoons, Libya and Saudi Arabia withdrew their ambassadors from Copenhagen and Muslim organizations called for a boycott of Danish goods (see Page 1).

American Jewish community leaders drew a connection between the two controversies, even though Muslim leaders in Texas voiced their protests in terms that were described as respectful by the Dallas station and by the producers.

What a shame.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the slippery slope to madness and dhimmitude.

Thu Feb 02, 08:54:00 PM  
Blogger Muslim said...

They shouldn't have published pictures like that.

In Islam we're not even allowed to draw pictures of the Prophet peace be upon him.

We dont draw pictures of Jesus or Moses, we respect all the prophets.

We love our prophet peace be upon him.

Fri Feb 03, 05:11:00 AM  
Blogger Myra Langerhas said...

Its ok to say it is wrong to draw pictures of your prophet... as long as the condemnation isn't followed up by car bombs and beheadings.

Peace be upon everybody.

Fri Feb 03, 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master. But, I chickened out and said the first name that came to mind. Schwartz.

Fri Feb 03, 04:02:00 PM  

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