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A 'dangerous moment' for Europe and Islam

Significantly, when they wanted to strike at something the West holds sacred, they chose not Christianity but the Holocaust

A 'dangerous moment' for Europe and Islam
By Alan Cowell The New York Times

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2006 LONDON

As Islamic protests grew against the publication in Europe of cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammad, a small Arab movement active in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark responded with a drawing on its Web site of Hitler in bed with Anne Frank. "Write this one in your diary, Anne," Hitler was shown as saying.

The intent of the cartoon, the Arab European League said, was "to use our right to artistic expression" just as the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten did when it published a group of cartoons showing Muhammad last September. "Europe has its sacred cows, even if they're not religious sacred cows," said Dyab Abou Jahjah, the founder of the organization, which claims rights for immigrants aggressively but without violence.

Such contrasts have produced a worrisome sense that the conflict over the cartoons has pushed both sides across an unexpected threshold, where they view each other with miscomprehension and suspicion.

"This feels to me like a defining moment," said Timothy Garton Ash, an Oxford professor of European history. "It is a crunch time for Europe and Islam," he said, "it is an extremely dangerous moment," one that could lead to "a downward spiral of mutual perceptions, and not just between extremists."


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2 wrongs don't make a right,... I think there were better ways of handling the issue. I'm a muslim but you wont see me burning flags (or embassies),... we have been taught to be peaceful and forgiving.

Sadly the more I look at the state muslims are in now i can see a divide amongst us. Soon there will be 2 islams,... one for flexible people like me, and one for those idiots who think they know what's best for the islamic image (the f*cking intollerant flag-burning turban wearers).

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New cartoons? I want pics! [:)]

"Shot on site" huh... there's a concept [:p]

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...a small Arab movement active in Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark responded with a drawing on its Web site of Hitler in bed with Anne Frank. "Write this one in your diary, Anne," Hitler was shown as saying.
anybody have a linky to that cartoon?



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anybody have a linky to that cartoon?
All the European papers (and Botnst) are going to have to reprint it in order to reclaim their integrity, such as it is...

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that's only fair.



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I never even got to see the old ones,... but i've heard that they aren't offensive,... just that they have depicted the prophet.

Go figure.
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I never even got to see the old ones,... but i've heard that they aren't offensive,... just that they have depicted the prophet.

Go figure.
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/sarticle.php?id=12146



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So the created and published their own cartoon they think people will find offensive. Big f*ing deal.
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I am so offended I feel I must strap explosives to my chest and dynamite a busload of school children.

Allahu akbar! Oops, wrong religion.

What do Jews say when they send out their suicide bombers? Oh wait.....

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