As does the American press. Out of respect for Islam, they say. Yet they have never been moved by similar respect for other religions. Could it be that they are…afraid? Or is it that they are so befogged with Saidist nonsense that they cannot bear the idea of offending non-white, non-Christian, non-Westerners, and will happily divest themselves of the freedom of the press that they otherwise so jealously guard in order to avoid doing so?
“UK press hold back in cartoon row,” from The Guardian, with thanks to JE:
None of the UK national daily newspapers today published the Danish cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad that have caused such outrage among Muslims.
The Daily Telegraph and the Sun did publish a picture of the front page of Wednesday’s edition of France Soir, which featured one of the cartoons, but both blanked out the image of Muhammad….
Two other UK dailies, the Guardian and Times, printed links to websites where the controversial cartoons can be viewed.
The BBC, Channel 4 News, Five News and Sky News yesterday all featured shots of the France Soir front page.