What an eventful day
Here is what I think.
You have discrimination problems? That’s fine. A nice peaceful protest will get world attention. Right now, I’m not going to reward barbaric behavior with giving a damn.
Time for a lesson in manners and some sensitivity classes.
The exact types of cartoons happen targeting every religion. Hell, the Middle East is full of anti-semitic cartoons. Deal with it. You really want it to stop? Fine, hurt them economically with the boycott.
When are we going to adapt?
Archie Archive has the translation of the speech in which women were referred to as “uncovered meat”by Sheik Taj Din al-Hilali, Mufti of Australia. Please read the translation here.
I do want to add that I do find it consoling that the sheik’s remarks were condemned by most of the Australian Muslim leadership and that he has been banned from speaking at the mosque for two or three months.
I want to clarify that I do believe in freedom of speech, but freedom of speech does not mean freedom of consequences.