Sunday, February 05, 2006

Danish Cartoon crisis continues

The row over the cartoons becomes uglier day by day with embassies burning in Syria. Surely the blame for this has to be aimed at Assad and his nasty regime; I doubt these protests took place without his consent.

The Financial Times describes how the different sides of the British political divide have responded to this crisis with Jack Straw pretending that Christians would have been as unpleasant were Jesus similarly insulted (in fact I think we're beginning to understand that the response to Jerry Springer: The Opera was remarkably tame; phone-ins and threats of picketing) and that this crisis is due to Western insensitivity rather than Muslim hypersensitivity. David Davis and Dominic Grieves have shown more spine and called on police to arrest those calling, specifically, for murder.

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