Skip to comments.Syndicated Cartoon Portrays Muhammad As Terrorist (CAIR BOO-HOO-HOO ALERT)
Posted on 12/22/2002 6:23:30 AM PST by Brian Mosely
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- A national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today expressed outrage at a Doug Marlette syndicated editorial cartoon, headlined "What Would Mohammed Drive?" showing the Prophet Muhammad driving a nuclear bomb-laden truck similar to that used by Timothy McVeigh in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for an apology from Marlette's syndicator, Tribune Media Services, and from his employer, the Tallahassee Democrat.
The cartoon is apparently a play on a recent light-hearted public debate over what kind of car Jesus would drive. Its publication comes following worldwide outrage over a similar accusation of terrorism against Muhammad by American evangelist Jerry Falwell.
"Defamatory attacks on Islam and on the Prophet Muhammad by media outlets or religious leaders only serve to harm our nation's image worldwide and divide America along religious lines. Unfortunately, it now seems to be 'open season' on Islam in certain religious and political circles," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. Awad also objected to what he termed a "racist and stereotypical" portrayal of "Muhammad." (Muslims object to any visual representations of the Prophet.)
"By learning more about the Prophet Muhammad, people of conscience will discover that he was a prime example of tolerance and mercy," said Awad. He suggested viewing the documentary, "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet," aired recently on PBS.
The cartoon is the latest in a series of negative religious portrayals addressed by CAIR. The group recently protested the depiction of a Jesus-like figure in a TV Guide Channel commercial promoting professional wrestling. After being contacted by many concerned Muslims, the network cancelled the commercial. (Muslims revere Jesus as a prophet of God.)
Hundreds of Muslims also contacted the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper to protest another editorial cartoon that linked Islam with intolerance and violence. The newspaper later issued a clarification of the cartoonist's intent.
CONTACT: Nihad Awad, 703-851-4051
NOTE: CAIR offers an e-mail list designed to be a journalist's window to the American Muslim community. Subscribers to the list, called ISLAM-INFONET, receive news releases and other materials dealing with American Muslim positions on issues of importance to our society.
To SUBSCRIBE to ISLAM-INFONET, go to: http://cair.biglist.com/islam-infonet/
Well, boo hoo.
..and that's why A Wad will be denouncing Islamic terrorism, Islamic terrorists and the acts of the 9/11 hijackers.
Any day now.
Maybe if Muslims stopped terrorism, they wouldn't get cartoons like this.
The cartoon was printed/distributed by a private, commercial company. While PBS is a TAX funded propaganda machine for the left.
Open season?? That's great! Anybody know what the bag limit is on them critters?
Sorry if that sounded a little callous, but the point is that that is exactly how they feel about anyone who isn't one of them and won't convert. (The watered-down version of Islam we have here in the US is not what I'm referring to, by the way, lest anyone should get their prayer rug in a bunch).
Americans wouldn't give a hoot if the followers of Mohammed didn't strap bombs to themselves and blow themselves up in crowds of people, or fly aircraft into skyscrapers, and other such things.
Sura 9:5 "When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them." These are the supposed words of Allah, as dictated by the supposed prophet Mohammed.
And thanks to CAIR, I got to see it!
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