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French paper reprints Mohammed cartoons

At first blush, I thought, why are they needlessly provoking Moslems?
Then, in a minute, I realized I agree with them.

French paper reprints Mohammed cartoons

By ELIZABETH BRYANT

PARIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A French newspaper waded into an international storm over freedom of expression vs. respecting religious beliefs by printing Wednesday all 12 controversial Danish cartoons spoofing the Prophet Mohammed.

"Yes," the newspaper, France-Soir, declared on its front page, "One has the right to make fun of God." Underneath, it offered its own cartoon showing Jesus, Jehovah, Buddha and an upset Mohammed sitting on a cloud. "Don't whine," Jesus is telling the Muslim prophet, "We've all been made fun of here."

In an editorial, France-Soir said it was simply doing its job by printing the cartoons, which first ran in the Danish Jyllands-Posten daily last September.

The French newspaper denounced "this religious intolerance that refuses to support any mockery, any satire, any gibes." And the newspaper derided a motley assortment of critics of the cartoon -- ranging from Arab ministers who called the cartoons an "offense to Islam," to the Islamic Jihad and other extremist groups -- as hardly the "paragons of tolerance, humanity and democracy."

"Enough lessons from these retrograde bigots!" France-Soir wrote. "There is nothing criminal in these drawings, no racist intention, no will to denigrate a community as such. Some are funny, some less so, that's it. It's to show this that we've decided to publish them."

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The French have just gone up in my estimation! (Nah-only joking)[:D]
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Hmm, expect some burnt Danishes to be a part of le menu for the next several weeks.




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quote - "there is nothing criminal in these drawings, no racist intention, no will to denigrate a community as such. Some are funny, some less so, that's it. It's to show this that we've decided to publish them." end quote

just remember that when offended Muslims blow up Paris.

then we'll see who finds what is criminal, has racist intent and leads to denigration.

Religious beliefs are still held sacred by many and just bcos other religions have lost their self respect and tolerate obscene comments, Islam will not bend to such ridicule.

Jesus is believed to be the Son of God, who died for our sins. Yet his very name is used as a curse.
Go figure[V]

the world is so full of sad, empty people who have no substance or character, that they revert to the most pointless and baseless of comments on the greatest people ever to walk this earth.


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But K14, the point is that the greatest people ever to walk the earth can withstand a cartoon or two.

It's religious maniacs who can't. Why should they be treated so gingerly?

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the world is so full of sad, empty people who have no substance or character, that they revert to the most pointless and baseless of comments on the greatest people ever to walk this earth.

Are you talking about Jesus and Mohammed?
If you there isn't much historic corroboration for Jesus and Mohammed was a butcher.
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Mais!

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Maybe they'll take out the Tower. It has been said that Alexandre Gustave Eiffel dined there every day so he woudn't have to look at it.*







* I knew i'd work that in one of these days.

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