quarta-feira, fevereiro 08, 2006
Ainda os cartoons dinamarqueses... (6)
Cox and Forkum
- Sim, liberdade de expressão é uma coisa, mas temos de respeitar as sensibilidades dos muçulmanos!
- As burkas têm vários tamanhos?
We're talking about a specific religion - Islam. Does anyone truly think that the burning of Danish embassies and calls for the "slaughter" of those responsible by Muslim protestors have really taught the BBC or the New York Times to be more polite to evangelical Christians or Orthodox Jews? Does anyone really think that Arabic newspapers - often state-owned - are going to stop recycling Nazi-era images of Jews as baby killers and hook-nosed conspirators because they've become enlightened to notion that words can hurt? Considering that an Iranian newspaper just announced a contest for the best Holocaust cartoon, the odds seem slim. Besides, why belittle the Holocaust for something a Danish newspaper did? (Partial credit given for the answer: "It's always useful to pick on the Jews.")
Danish tour operators, meanwhile, have canceled trips to Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia following warnings by Denmark's Foreign Ministry urging people to avoid predominantly Muslim countries.
Denmark's weeklong winter school holiday starts on Friday and tour operators have already begun reimbursing people for holiday trip reservations for the Middle East, said Stig Elling of Star Tours, Denmark's largest tour operator.
"We're talking about millions," said Lars Thykier of the Danish Travel Association, adding that resorts in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia also were losing money because Danish tourists are staying away.
- Na Indonésia surgem apelos para o fim da violência (mas não das manifestações)