Sunday, December 31, 2006
YEAR OF MOTOONS
Dave Barry’s year in review:
Internationally, the big news comes from Denmark, center of a mounting furor over some cartoons, published the previous year in a Danish newspaper, which depict a prophet whom, in the interest of not offending anybody, we will refer to as Fohammed. This upsets several million of the prophet’s followers, who request a formal apology from the newspaper, greater sensitivity to their religious beliefs, and, where necessary, beheadings. Eventually everybody realizes that the whole darned thing was just a silly misunderstanding.
Read whole thing; v. funny. In the Age, those Chaser fellows are also review-minded:
In Denmark, the Jyllands-Posten newspaper published 12 cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to explore the topic of censorship. It ended up proving censorship’s virtues when the Muslim world exploded in anger over the perceived blasphemy. The images were first published in Australia on Tim Blair’s blog; disappointingly, he was not among the casualties.