Those Mohammed cartoons

Apparently, it is a capital crime to make fun of Islam. To question it or suggest that the Koran might be interpreted differently earns you years in prison. When some Danish artists challenged that “you can’t tease me” attitude, they invoked a murderous rage, fuelled by demagogues who added unrelated images and made-up statements to the mix. These are all of the original cartoons.

CONTENT WARNING: Do not worship these images.

Image 1:

One guy didn't get it

They were nervous.

Image 2:

One guy didn't get it.

One guy didn't get it.

Image 3, abstract balloons:

One drew him as balloons or puppets

One drew him as balloons or puppets

Image 4:

One showed him as an icon.

One showed him as an icon.

Image 5:

Ironies of concealment

Ironies of concealment

Image 6:

Slender and shy Muhammed

Muhammed with horns

Image 7:

Muhammed the teacher

Lars Refn chickened out

Image 8:

This was almost as provocative as a typical editorial cartoon in a Western newspaper

This was almost as provocative as a typical editorial cartoon in a Western newspaper

Image 9:

"Stop"

"Stop"

Image 10:

Line-up

Line-up

Image 11:

Stomping

Reasonable

Image 12:

My favorite: the humble shepherd

My favorite: the humble shepherd

Those are all the cartoons. Anything else, such as the picture of the man in an unrelated hog-calling contest in another country, were added by Muslims hoping to inflame their co-religionists.

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2 Responses to “Those Mohammed cartoons”

  1. For once, I’m early! « Science Notes Says:

    […] However, I did my bit earlier this month by reposting for posterity the Danish cartoons that were the cause of the original blasphemy uproar on this date a few years ago. You can find them here: Those Mohammed cartoons. […]

  2. monado Says:

    The theological reason that Muslims are not supposed to make images of Mohammad is to avoid the temptation of worshipping him by mistake instead of Allah. It’s equivalent to the “no graven images” prohibition in the Jewish Testament, which gave rise to bloody and protracted conflicts in the Eastern Orthodox Church. However, I don’t think there’s any danger that anyone will fall down and worship a cartoon; therefore they should be exempt from the rule because they are not violating the spirit of it.


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