I haven’t said anything about the recent controversy about the Danish cartoonists’s portrayals of Mohammed. Frankly, it’s almost too bizarre to believe. The cartoons are so tame; the reaction is so over-board. Pictures are worth a 1000 words, so here’s 2:
Maybe in about 300 years this part of the Muslim community will be where the Christian community is at in Western culture: numbness to the near constant mockery and disrespect of their religious beliefs in popular culture. For example, the Kanye West portrayal of Jesus on the cover of Rolling Stone is hardly shocking and even boring. I think Instapundit had it right when he commented that if Kanye West really had some balls he would have dressed up as Mohammed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem prudent to wait for these backwards Muslims to play catch up with the liberal (in the classic sense) West since these people want to kill Europeans now. This does put the occasional Christian protest against shows like the Tellytubbies and obvious Christian-baiting sitcoms into perspective. Oh wait, no, right-wing fundamentalists are still the gravest threat to our liberties evar.
Heck, we Ford drivers don’t get all worked up over stuff like this:
(via Instapundit who has a good roundup)
And here’s another:
(via Anthony, who can’t not break a blog)