Monday, February 20, 2006

A Better Response

Rogier van Bakel at Nobody's Business points to a Dutch site that challenged readers to come up with commercial products using Mohammed as a spokesman. Most of them fall on the unhappy side of the fine line between stupid and clever, but there are a few exceptions:

With this tasteless post, I'm saying that I've lost all sympathy for anyone offended by the original Danish cartoons. Arson, rioting, and incitements of murder are not approriate responses to offensive words and pictures. The reaction we've seen merely reinforces the stereotypes that the cartoons were portraying, thereby making something that was produced in somewhat poor taste look eerily prophetic and disturbingly accurate.


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