Friday, February 03, 2006

Cartoon protests

Bush: “I think the role of government is to shape the future, not fear the future.” Just in case you were wondering what the role of government is.

BBC headline: “Muslims Urge New Cartoon Protests.” I thought those protesters looked a little like parodies of fanatical loons, but evidently that was the idea all along. Cartoon protests indeed.

The cartoony protests have spread as far as Indonesia and of course to Iraq, where Shiites painted a Danish flag in front of the Imam Ali Shrine in Najaf so that they could step on it.

“Step two kick kick.”

(Update: If you’ve googled in with a “cartoon protests” search, you might want to go to the main page, or the February 2006 page, and look for more recent references to the War of the Cartoons)

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