According to Emperor Misha, the New York Sun and the Dallas Morning News will be publishing the Mohammed cartoons. And surprisingly, so will a newspaper in Jordan, whose editor in chief had the following to say:
“Muslims of the world, be reasonable,” said the editor-in-chief of the weekly independent newspaper Al-Shihan in an editorial alongside the cartoons, including the one showing the Muslim religion’s founder wearing a bomb-shaped turban.
“What brings more prejudice against Islam, these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a wedding ceremony in Amman?” wrote Jihad Momani.
He told the AFP news service he decided to publish the offending cartoons “so people know what they are protesting about… People are attacking drawings that they have not even seen.”
Notice the man’s first name, anyone??? But good for him!
And here’s a more revealing reason as to why the editor of the French newspaper got fired.
Jyllands-Posten editor-in-chief Carsten Juste meanwhile said that he was thrilled at the “solidarity” shown by the European newspapers that published the drawings.
The editor-in-chief of Paris newspaper France-Soir, Jacques Lefranc, was fired by the newspaper’s Egyptian owner, Raymond Lakah, after he published the Mohammed cartoons. No reason was given for the decision to fire him, according to members of the staff.
Michelle Malkin writes that the L.A. Times is scheduled to publish the cartoons this weekend. I’ll believe it though, when I see it. She also says that the European press is not as gutsy as they appear to be.
Turns out that the European papers weren’t as brave as initially reported. Overseas, as noted here yesterday, France Soir has sacked its editor for reprinting the cartoons. Barcepundit notes that Spanish media are sympathizing with the Islamist howlers. And a commenter at Harry’s Place reports that the BBC was so afraid of offending Muslims that it partially blacked out some of the cartoons that appeared in France Soir–as if they were pornographic.
What else should anyone expect from terrorist loving, America hating, anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli left wing BBC?
Aaron has reprinted an editorial from the Arab News suggesting that the way to fix this “mess” would be for Denmark to pass a bill outlawing religious hatred.
I have a better idea. How about Saudia Arabia making a law outlawing religious hatred, so that non-Muslims can freely practice their religion in that country? Then again if there was such a law in the Middle East, all their imams would be in jail, as would their newspaper editors, for depicting Jews as pigs, dogs, murderers, and organ thiefs.