The page at Jyllands-Posten that started it all

The original page at the Jyllands-Posten with the 12 Muhammad cartoons has been reproduced at The Weekly Standard. This is the first full exposure of the cartoons in an American print publication. VFR had previously copied a small and incomplete version of the 12 cartoons combined into one image that had been circulating in the Internet, but here is the original:

Jyllands-Posten original cartoon page.jpg

I gather that the cartoon in the upper middle is a police line-up where the cartoonist, not knowing anything about Islam or Muhammad, is trying to guess who the real M-man is. Indeed, several of the cartoons are more about the cartoonists’ own admitted ignorance/ambivalence/fear of the subject than about Muhammad himself. And, as I’ve said before, even the two or three “anti-Muslim” cartoons are laughably mild compared with the reality of Islam.

Any Western person or media organ or government that denounces the publication of these cartoons is appeasing our declared enemies, period.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 13, 2006 11:58 PM | Send

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