Saturday, 4 February 2006

Cartoon Rage

Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu!
This is a letter I have sent to The Guardian. I am sorry, I suspect our views diverge and you probably do not agree with my viewpoint[1]. I don't think the Muslim world can blame the mirror for showing them what they look like. If we want to distinguish ourselves from the flag and book burners then we have to be more bold in criticising them. We should not add our voices to concerns about last September's cartoons.
wasalaam
Rafiq

Monday 6 February 2006


AN sent me a press release from the Liberal Democrat Muslims Forum (sic) asking for European media restraint, tolerance and respect
Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu!
Both Jyllands-Posten and the Danish Prime Minister have abjectly apologised. There is nothing more to protest against because there is no more that they can do. Since the protesters have drawn so much attention to them, the cartoons are well and truly in the public domain now. That cannot be undone.
What continues to cause great distress to Islam and to world peace is the disorder, destruction and murderous hatred of the mobs. They are doing more than anything to justify the caricatures. That must be the prime target of our censure.
wasalaam
Rafiq

From AN
Monday 6 February 2006

Yes, I agree.