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It amazes me how some of us can get so upset over a teddy bear whose name was democratically chosen by a bunch of seven-year-olds but feel no anger at the mass atrocities which took place in Darfur over the last four years. Honoring the countless Darfurian lives lost apparently isn’t important.I guess 200,000 dead aren't a threat to some Muslim clerics' self-identity, so no reason to whip up homicidal anger.
...Where were they all this time when Darfur was burning?...
...200,000 dead, no problem. A teddy bear gets named Muhammad, all hell breaks loose.
The lunatics we saw protesting – and those who mobilized them – are a symptom of a dangerous global cancer. It must be staunchly challenged. If it isn’t, episodes like this one will become increasingly common not just in Sudan, but everywhere else in the world.Drima has that right. France, perhaps?
"...certain people in our society might perceive it as offensive".Hera, of course, is absolutely right. Homicidal violence does work.
Hera (the artist) responded she was "disappointed" and added "apparently a Muslim minority decides what will be on display in the museum".
The picture, made by Iranian artist Sooreh Hera, is entitled Adam and Ewald and shows two gay men wearing masks of the Muslim prophet Mohammed and his son-in-law Ali.That sounds like enough for some to justify pinning a manifesto to someone else's chest. These days it's a lot safer to bravely Speak "Truth" to Christian Power. The Christians might criticize you with words, while some Muslims would criticize you with a knife.