Monday, August 27, 2007

Yet another dangerous cartoon

An "emotional" response to a recent Opus cartoon plotline has the editors of major newspapers normally printing the strip holding the presses. Cartoons are a serious business that might "cause" religious zealots and other offended and oppressed groups to incite violence in response to hurt feelings.

The Washington Post and several other newspapers around the country did not run Sunday's installment of Berkeley Breathed's "Opus," in which the spiritual fad-seeking character Lola Granola appears in a headscarf and explains to her boyfriend, Steve, why she wants to become a radical Islamist.

[..] Sources told that the strips were shown to Muslim staffers at The Washington Post to gauge their reaction, and they responded "emotionally" to the depiction of a woman dressed in traditional Muslim garb and espousing conservative Islamic views.
Read the first Opus segment here.

cp: Dust My Broom


basil said...

It's like asking vegans to sample a "meat lover's" pizza.Why did they bother to show it too them?
People without a sense of humour should not be allowed to read the funnies.

Elaine said...

Hey that is progress. If the muslim staffers just responded emotionally, and didn't threaten to kill them. We will just have to wait and see if the muslims will send a suicide bomber into the staff rooms of the papers that did print the cartoon.

mariposa said...

The editors who refused to publish this cartoon are a bunch of spineless weenies - almost as bad as the idiot publisher of Alms for Jihad who recalled and shredded remaining copies of the book just so terrorist supporters don't have their feelings hurt.

Elaine said...

Jumping jihad, that cartoon, and more like it need to be shown. How are muslim females ever going to be free from the spiked belt of islam, if it is not discussed in a civilized society? Making fun of it, is the first step. The muslim males are never going to give up their postion of power over their well conditioned doormats. It is going to be up the muslim females to tweak it into something that can be tolerated and not so barbaric.

Elaine said...


Apparently 'Mosque' fails to make Gemini cut. You just know someone is going to have to die for that.