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No Freedom To Laugh

A few years ago a Danish cartoonist created a furor when he depicted Muhammad in a turban which connected the religious leader with violence. Riots broke out all over the world against not only the cartoonist but the nation of Denmark. The website of the International Free Press Society (IFPS) was hacked because it was selling tee shirts which had the cartoon as part of a campaign to raise money in support of freedom of the press. When it comes to cartoons, there are Muslim fanatics who will not tolerate any such display that attacks religious leaders. Of course, their anger against making vicious attacks on religious leaders does not include fostering hate against Jewish religious figures.

Protests against the cartoon are simply manifestations of hypocrisy on the part of Muslims who will not tolerate any jest against their religious leaders but insist on freedom of the press to criticize Jews.