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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

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You can see the caricatures of Muhammed, that a Danish paper originally ran, and which have made Denmark the cool thing to detest throughout the middle east, ensuring that a the Danish co-operative that mnakes Lurpak butter is losing $1.5 million a day (while, ironically, the godless brewer Carlsberg gets off scot free) here. Are the caricatures offensive? They are quite offensive. However, is is not that the way Mohammed is depicted that has offended the boycotters across the middle east. It is that someone has depicted him at all. It does not matter that those people are not themselves Islamic or that the offense occurred in a far dark corner of Europe.