“Insisting that it respects freedom of speech and artistic expression, the MAB however questioned ‘the wisdom of any individual or organization that places at risk the dignity and values of anyone else, even if they might not hold those values.'” What is unwise about doing such a thing? Why, you might get blown up or beheaded.
“UK Islamic group condemns website featuring cartoons of Prophet Mohamed and Jesus,” by Amer Sultan for Ahram Online, January 21:
One of the most influential Islamic organisations in the UK has slammed a website that publishes cartoons featuring Prophet Mohamed and Jesus.
The website, Jesus and Mo, features a weekly comic strip in which the two prophets debate and joke about the central tenets of Islam and Christianity.
The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) published a statement saying that the images were “extremely offensive to believers” of the two faiths and “potentially inflammatory,” and urged the website’s operators to take down the comics at once.
The MAB added that the depiction of the two prophets was “as insulting as those published in Denmark,” referring to the 12 editorial cartoons depicting Prophet Mohamed that were printed in a Danish newspaper in 2005, sparking widespread anger and protests.
Insisting that it respects freedom of speech and artistic expression, the MAB however questioned “the wisdom of any individual or organization that places at risk the dignity and values of anyone else, even if they might not hold those values.”