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Anger mounts over Zapiro cartoon

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« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2010, 18:22:08 PM »

Ask for a list of things each individual in the office is going to find offensive so that you can avoid offending anyone......then give your list in!

Brilliant! I'll try it.
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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2010, 08:25:24 AM »

M&G 'regrets' cartoon offence

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/MG-regrets-cartoon-offence-20100526
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On Wednesday Dawes said in light of what the paper had learned since publishing the cartoon on Friday, it decided to review its editorial policy on religion, especially where it concerned the Prophet Muhammad.

MMM it seems they get special treatment again.....
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« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2010, 09:55:38 AM »

DIS-AP-POINT-ING!!!!!
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« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2010, 10:25:49 AM »

Incredible how Zapiro can do a cartoon with Zuma raping the justice system and it only causes a small ripple, but his cartoon of Muhammad lying on a couch causes huge waves of contention. To my mind the Zuma cartoon was MUCH more of an offensive-causing picture.

Funny that we never see a headline, "Agnostics Kill Atheists". It's ALWAYS religion that causes all the shit. So, it's against their religious dogma to draw an image of Muhammad - so Zapiro drew a picture of a guy in a turban - which is logically not an "image of Muhammad." So now their nickers are in a knot and the M&G reviews their editorial policy on religion.

It's sickening.
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« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2010, 14:29:02 PM »

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"We explained to them that we did not intend to cause any harm and we distanced ourselves from the islamophobic imagery depicted on a Facebook group," Dawes told Sapa.

Is a rational fear a phobia?   One should not deny the existence of islamophobia, but when a faith group commits acts of terrorism, issues fatwas that reward murder or intimidates the media, while demanding that the laws and practices of a secular society be amended to accommodate their whims, concerns are no longer unwarranted.   By yielding to such demands, we sacrifice the secular state through succumbing to a process of blackmail backed by fear.

If the editor of Mail & Guardian had just distanced the paper from the Facebook group because he felt that they were islamophobic, it might have been acceptable.   But he went further: he apologized for a cartoon that should be inoffensive to any rational reader; he sacrificed the paper's policy regarding religion and the Prophet Muhammad in particular after what they had learned.   Here is more than a mere rational reconsideration of the issue at hand or regret about supposed "hurt" that might have been caused - here is yielding to fear.

When such fear, spread by terrorism and threats, goes beyond rationality and deteriorates into a general phobia, it is not because of cartoons on Facebook or in other media, but because of Islam's own actions.
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« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2010, 15:50:29 PM »

M & G probably already received their threats via email Wink
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« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2010, 17:18:11 PM »

When such fear, spread by terrorism and threats, goes beyond rationality and deteriorates into a general phobia, it is not because of cartoons on Facebook or in other media, but because of Islam's own actions.

It's like that one time when they were accused of being a violent religion by some politician, they went rioting in the streets in protest. So not only do they lack sense, they also seem to lack a sense of irony. I agree, Islam are making their own grave. The trouble is that anybody who speaks out against the atrocities in Islam gets death-threats. And everyone is too scared to say something in case we piss them off.

Funny, if their people did the things they do (like kill people, blow up buses and buildings, treat women like shit) WITHOUT the religious slant, the UN would step in, or the USA, or any number of governments around the world. But because it's all done in the name of their religion, now we all have to pussy-foot around them and apologize for criticizing them. Makes me angry.
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« Reply #37 on: May 28, 2010, 12:59:23 PM »

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« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2010, 13:09:21 PM »

A nice comeback from a brave man, who unfortunately has an editor sadly born without balls.

Thanks for posting DNA
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« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2010, 14:24:20 PM »

A nice comeback from a brave man, who unfortunately has an editor sadly born without balls.
Don't be to harsh on the M&G. Lots of other papers would not have done it in the first place.
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« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2013, 17:31:47 PM »

Zaporio at it again. This one is sure to get a reaction.  Cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2013, 19:36:24 PM »

The poor man will never live down that shower head... :-)

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« Reply #42 on: April 05, 2013, 19:46:22 PM »

The poor man will never live down that shower head... :-)
He might if the urinal catches on instead… Wink

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