Pakistan to Newsweek: Bad dhimmis! Funny thing, however: I don’t seem to recall Pakistani authorities condemning the murder of van Gogh with anything like the vigor they have shown in destroying Snoozeweek’s entire print run. From the BBC, with thanks to Jeff Lastname:
The latest issue of US news magazine Newsweek has been banned in Pakistan for publishing material that “desecrates the Koran”.
A district magistrate in the capital, Islamabad, ordered all copies of the 22 November issue to be destroyed.
The issue contains an article about murdered Dutch film-maker Theo Van Gogh and pictures of a woman with Koranic verses inscribed on her body.
Islamic parties said the article showed Western bias against Muslims.
Magistrate Tariq Mahmood Pirzada said the article, Clash of Civilisations, “contained some objectionable remarks which are tantamount to desecration of the Koran”….
The Dawn newspaper said the article was a “naked attack on Muslims’ faith. It hurts the feelings of over a billion inhabitants of this Earth”.