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2006-02-28

Muhammed with veil
"The Muslim religion forbids the representation of Mohammed"

Strangely, as The Mohammed Archive shows, Mohammed has in fact often been drawn with a veil

This Danish page, Ejour, lists all re-publications of one or more of Jyllands-Posten's cartoons - country by country. So far they have been reproduced in 143 papers in 56 countries. The page is in Danish but is has links to most of its sources.

Other lists are less complete. Wikipedia's list fails to distinguish between Jyllands-Posten's drawings and new ones. Editors weblog is smaller and far from complete - but regularly updated. Face of Mohammed features a map, but you have to read the hundreds of comments to understand it.


Muslims 'must accept' free speech

At last something good comes from the BBC:

Muslims must accept that freedom of speech is central to Britishness and should be preserved even if it offends people, says Sir Trevor Phillips.

The chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) said we should "allow people to offend each other".

And he suggested that Muslims who wanted a system of Islamic Shariah law should leave the UK.
Thor, Loki and Røskva
Not this is not Mohammed. I got a little tired of one religion hogging all the attention, so here is Thor disguised as Freya about to marry Thrym.

His comments follow angry protests against cartoons satirising the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

'Absurd or unpopular'

Sir Trevor told ITV1's Jonathan Dimbleby programme: "What some minorities have to accept is that there are certain central things we all agree about, which are about the way we treat each other.

"That we have an attachment to democracy, that we sort things out by voting not by violence and intimidation, that we tolerate things that we don't like."

And that commitment to freedom of expression should also allow Muslim preachers to make comments about homosexuality that are offensive to broad segments of the British population, he said.

"One point of Britishness is that people can say what they like about the way we should live, however absurd, however unpopular it is," said Sir Trevor.

He also rejected the idea of Shariah law in Muslim communities in the UK.

"We have one set of laws. They are decided on by one group of people, members of Parliament, and that's the end of the story.

"Anybody who lives here has to accept that's the way we do it. If you want to have laws decided in another way, you have to live somewhere else," he said.
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