Thursday, February 16, 2006
Clarification Of My Opinions On The Muhammad Issue
While I support freedom of speech and expression for cartoonists around the world, I do believe that purposely hurtful or derogatory pictures are to be avoided. Many cartoonists around the world must defend themselves from their government daily. Many are being imprisoned. I do understand, now, that the Muhammad drawings that are the root of so much turmoil were published in a climate of anti-immigration. Right Wing Europe is as opposed to newcomers as those in the US who are terrified of every Latin American that crosses the border. I do wish that the Muslim world would moderate on this issue and bring down the hysteria. They are accomplishing nothing by feeding the opinions of the finger pointers everywhere.