Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Cartoon-gate? Propheteering?

Sepoy pointed to this excellent overview of the Danish cartoon controversy, which, by stepping back and taking things one step at a time, makes some very important points. One which deserves note, and thought, is that the newspaper responsible had very productive meetings with Danish Muslim community leaders which had largely resolved the issue before Saudi, Syrian and Iranian media/government sources began pushing the story.

On the other hand, and I hate to find myself in agreement with Daniel Pipes, those governments which have apologized have missed the point of liberal democracy....

In case you were wondering: the boycott is hurting the Danish economy; no word on how well the pastry-like "buy Danish" campaign is making up the gap.

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