Monday, February 13, 2006

It was bound to happen, sooner or later, somewhere: to revenge for the publication of the Danish cartoons, an Azeri paper, Yeni Haber, has published a cartoon depicting Jesus and Virgin Mary. According to Gazeta.ru, the latter was called a "fallen woman."

Iranian embassy in Azerbaijan has condemned the publication.

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More on the Azeri cartoon here.

More on Isa ibn Maryam (aka Jesus Christ) here.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, this cartoon will prove that the largely Christian West is just as easily outraged and violent and intolerant as the Islamic world.

    Or, alternately ... our lack of response will prove that we are god-less infidels, with no real soul.

    Guess we are damned if we do, and damned if we don't ... at least in the eyes of Islamic fundamentalists.

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  2. Actually, I don't think it's about the West - it's about some Muslims being pretty ignorant about what they as Muslims are expected to hold sacred. Must be very embarrassing for Azerbaijan.

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