Big Rob wrote:
His point was to defend freedom of speech. He doesn't have to take morons, who are also responsible for their own behavior, into account, when he defends the right of the cartoonists to express themselves freely.
I can't really say it many more time, Rob. I was objecting to "woolly liberals" and that doesn't do justice to some of the arguments that were about.
This is interesting on the paper who published the cartoons.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyllands-P ... mmigration
The 2004 report on Denmark by the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), an organisation of NGOs funded partly by the European Commission, concluded that the Danish media devoted an excessive proportion of their time to the problems posed by immigrants, and most often Islamic immigrants, while often ignoring the problems that these immigrants face. According to the ENAR report, out of 382 JP articles on immigrants, 212 were negative, a share similar to other Danish newspapers. The ENAR report holds newspapers such as Jyllands-Posten to blame for the rise of the anti-immigrant right-wing in Danish politics.
It's not really just an innocent chap doing cartoons, is it?