Comments: Democratic solution for cartoons

A selection of comments sent to us in response to Abdelwahab El-Affendi's editorial: Democratic solution for cartoons.

    I think the cartoons were insulting and I am pleased that the British press chose not to print them.

    I also believe your television channel was crass and insensitive when it showed videos of decapitations but I accept and respect your freedom to show them.

    Bill, UK


    God will be the judge of those who are disrespectful to him or his prophets. It is not man's place to do so.

    Kolby, US


    Why the whole Danish people are suffering because of a cartoon published by a Danish Zionist Jew? Why are we not telling the entire world this?

    L Anklam, US


    I like the writer when he said: "The very idea of giving Rushdie a literary prize after his book Satanic Verses was like offering Hitler the Nobel Peace Prize after Auschwitz."


    His analysis of the clash of civilizations as a core reason is correct; I cannot believe in 100% tolerance, people's background will prevail in the end.

    Haytem, Libya

    How can we possibly compare between someone that was responsible for the largest act of genocide the world (Adolf Hitler) has ever known to an author that expressed some views that irritated some people (Salman Rushdie).

    David, US


    I do understand that Muslims feel insulted by the cartoons. But what I do not understand is that you (Muslims) do not protest and demonstrate against the abuse of Allah's name when it is used to justify the killing of people by terrorists.
    An, Belgium

    Mr El-Affendi writes: "The majority of Muslims are rational people who understand that other communities are not bound by their taboos."

    There seems to be very few signs of this kind of understanding. Most Muslim comments point out that it's blasphemous to make a picture of Muhammad.


    But why should non-Muslims be bound by the orders of the Quran? The Hindus don't send angry mobs to burn the flags of the beef-eating nations!
    Olli Rantala, Finland

    SOURCE: Aljazeera


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