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Cartoon Craziness

Cartoon Craziness

Does freedom of expression have limits? (1min. 40sec)

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Published: February 7, 2006


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Visitor Comments: 8

(8) Anonymous, February 21, 2006 12:00 AM

Not so crazy!

Dear Rabbi Salomon,
I agree with your comments. The Muslim reaction is over-the-top.

However, not so crazy. It is clear to me, there is an alterior motive, which is, IMHO, that the muslim world is saying: look you mess with us for a religious cartoon issue, see what we have done around the world, in response, imagine what we will do if you do something more , invade Iran for example.

It is no co-incidence that the Iran nuclear enrichment problem is currently red hot, about to become white hot. It is simple fear politics.

The top of the line Muslim religious leaders, who probably don't give a hoot about the Prophet, but who are very interested in staying in political/power and control over the masses and national assets. Want to flex their muscles and pitch a warning. Not to mention, do some Muslim uniting at the same time.

The average Joe Muslim may be easily stirred, but the top boys want to send a political message, which has nothing to do with cartoon offense but everything to do with their agenda to not fall in line with nuclear proliferation control.

(7) Anonymous, February 13, 2006 12:00 AM

Mah Nishtanah?

'Why is this different'.........
Why didn't we see these protests several months earlier, against Egypt, when the cartoons were published there??
Rabbi Salomon asked if the punishment fit the 'crime'? I think the cartoons are only being used as an excuse to unleash violence against non-Muslim countires.
Does anyone recall the trial of Milosovic for 'ethnic cleansing' in the former Yugoslavia? His defense was that he was fighting the Moslem threat, because they are coming to destroy the non-Muslim West. Murder is considered wrong in any civilized society. So, why is it ok to kill non-Muslims in the name of Islam, and why do they feel it is ok to openly profess the killing of Jews because we are Jews?
'Mah Nishtanah'?
Now there's something to think about.

(6) Joey, February 12, 2006 12:00 AM

I think that the newspapers in question had the RIGHT to print the cartoons; however that doesn't mean they SHOULD. One should respect the feelings of others, which here includes many Muslims (like most of those living in the West) who have never hurt any Jew or Gentile. By the same token, of course, the Palestinian and other Arab newspapers who constantly print anti-Semetic cartoons are also grossly wrong; and the reaction in much of the Muslim world is also abominable. God bless!

(5) Anonymous, February 12, 2006 12:00 AM

"profit" mohammed?

I am sorry Rabbi to take "offense", that on your video. The Rabbi called Mohammad a "prophet". He was not. I do not think we are allowed to give any legitimacy to other religions, which are false.
Thank you for your consideration

(4) George, February 11, 2006 12:00 AM

No Harm

I do not believe there was any harm done. Sharia, Taqiya, Hadith understand these Axioms of islam life and living ... what about the churches in Alabama? Berg?, Carroll?, Shalhevet Pass?...where is the reaction to all this?
Tikkun HaOlam...

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