Friday, February 03, 2006

Muhammad Cartoons

A drawing from Le Monde on the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy (click for a larger view). It says, "I must not draw Muhammad". Wikipedia has a great summary of the controversy. Here are large versions of the Danish cartoons. And here are more pictures from Le Monde.

Update from David T :
"There's a great thread over at Metafilter...right here. I'm sort of following the story thru the canadian press for a class current events journal. right here."

8 comments:

dt said...

great post...

I found another list of Mohammad images here:

http://www.zombietime.com/mohammed_image_archive/

Some images explain the historical context. I didn't know the US Supreme Court building had a frieze with Mohammad image on the outside of the building...

gmlk said...

well... stupid people do stupid things.

Moslims may not draw mohammad...
Was the cartoonist a moslim? No.

Mozes said that people may carve and worship idols... Does that mean it offends someone that other relions do? Even the national flag is sometimes used in a near religious way...

One has to draw the line somewhere in a free and open society... the line is simple: When I apply the religious laws of my religion onto people outside my religion then I have just stept over that line.

Maybe there is another case to be made here... maybe political active religions are incompatible with free and open societies?

gmlk said...

Mozes said .... MAY NOT...


*oops* Sorry.

dt said...

Wanted to make sure that you guys saw this...

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/02/05/we_are_all_danes_now/
still no sign of Danish cartoons in North American papers...wonder why?

Tim said...

Being Mocked: The Essence of Christ’s Work, Not Muhammad’s

What we saw in the Islamic demonstrations over the Danish cartoons of Muhammad was another vivid depiction of the difference between Muhammad and Christ, and what it means to follow each. The work of Muhammad is based on being honored and the work of Christ is based on being insulted. This produces two very different reactions to mockery.

If Christ had not been insulted, there would be no salvation. This was his saving work: to be insulted and die to rescue sinners from the wrath of God. “He was despised and rejected by men . . . as one from whom men hide their faces . . . and we esteemed him not” (Isaiah 53:3).

That’s the most basic difference between Christ and Muhammad and between a Muslim and a follower of Christ. For Christ, enduring the mockery of the cross was the essence of his mission. And for a true follower of Christ enduring suffering patiently for the glory of Christ is the essence of obedience. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account” (Matthew 5:11). During his life on earth Jesus was called a bastard (John 8:41), a drunkard (Matthew 11:19), a blasphemer (Matthew 26:65), a devil (Matthew 10:25); and he promised his followers the same: “If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household” (Matthew 10:25).

How should his followers respond? On the one hand, we are grieved and angered. On the other hand, we identify with Christ, and embrace his suffering, and rejoice in our afflictions, and say with the apostle Paul that vengeance belongs to the Lord, let us love our enemies and win them with the gospel.

When Muhammad was portrayed in twelve cartoons the uproar across the Muslim world was intense and sometimes violent. What does this mean?

It means that a religion with no insulted Savior will not endure insults to win the scoffers. It means that this religion is destined to bear the impossible load of upholding the honor of one who did not die and rise again to make that possible. It means that Jesus Christ is still the only hope of peace with God and peace with man. And it means that his followers must be willing to “share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death” (Philippians 3:10).

http://www.desiringgod.org/library/fresh_words/2006/020806.html

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