The Danish cartoons that started the furor.
Blogburst at Michelle Malkin
Boycott the Boycott at Atlas Shrugs
Cartoon War at All Things Beautiful
I am Spartacus at the Belmont Club
German Journalist Association Says at Davids Medienkritik
Offensive Cartoon at Crossroads Arabia
More Dutch Cartoons!
The state department is wrong to denounce these cartoons.
"These cartoons are indeed offensive to the beliefs of Muslims," State Department spokesman Justin Higgins said when queried about the furore sparked by the cartoons which first appeared in a Danish newspaper.It is one thing to denounce erroneous reporting, ala the "flush the Koran" by newsweek, by a news organization of your own country when at war with the topic of the false reports. It is another to denounce the publications of opinion-commentary cartoons in another country that can only lead to repressive political-correctness. Stupid.
"We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression but it must be coupled with press responsibility," Higgins told AFP.
"Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable. We call for tolerance and respect for all communities and for their religious beliefs and practices."
In their entirety:
From the State Department:
"We find them offensive. And we certainly understand why Muslims would find those images offensive," State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said in his daily press briefing February 3.
"At the same time, we vigorously defend the right of individuals" to express views that the U.S. government may disagree with or condemn, he added.
Seems that the MSM are misrepresenting this as a "condemnation."