GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Another cartoon eruption?

A new cartoon in Italy....
An Italian magazine has infuriated Muslims by publishing a cartoon showing the Prophet Mohammed cut in half and burning in Hell.

The drawing appears in Studi Cattolici, a monthly magazine with links to the ultra-conservative Roman Catholic group, Opus Dei. It shows the poets Virgil and Dante on the edge of a circle of flame looking down on Mohammed.

"Isn't that man there, split in two from head to navel, Mohammed?" Dante asks Virgil.

"Yes and he is cut in two because he has divided society," Virgil replies. "While that woman there, with the burning coals, represents the politics of Italy towards Islam."

Cesare Cavalleri, the editor of the magazine, said last night that he had not meant to cause offence. "If, contrary to my intentions and those of the author, anyone felt offended in his religious feelings, I freely ask him in a Christian manner for forgiveness."

That was a marked change of tone from an earlier statement, when he said: "We must not fear freedom of opinion." If the cartoon provoked an attack, it would only confirm "the idiotic positions" of Muslim extremists.

"This is not a cartoon against Mohammed. It is a cartoon which addresses the loss of the West's identity.

"Why all the fuss over a cartoon which only represents that which has already been written centuries ago by Dante Alighieri?"

Dante placed Mohammed in Hell in Canto 28 of The Divine Comedy. His work inspired a painting by William Blake, depicting Mohammed with his entrails hanging out, and a fresco in Bologna Cathedral showing him being tortured by a devil.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's gonna be hell to pay! If they can get the media onside again.

11:55 PM  
Blogger jw said...

When it comes right down to it, the thing I have the most trouble understanding is:

"The Jews & the christians have figured out ways to get along with each other. Why can't Islam do the same?"

Islam and Christianity have more in common than they have differences. Why all the trouble from the Islamists?

It doesn't make sense!

5:14 AM  
Blogger Shmoo said...

I get the distinct impression that Muslims are lying in the weeds about their real nature and I am quite concerned about the Muslim hard line religion and their views about non-Muslims or Christians. And I dont see too much from Muslims trying to dispel that notion. I question the possiblity that the west can ignor this issue any longer.

7:56 AM  
Blogger USMale said...

Anywhere I can get a copy of the fresco of Mohammed in hell? I'd like to hang it on my wall!

JW, if I may. This has nothing to do with sense. It's about power. Having some theological ideas in common is never important if the groups are engaged in a struggle for supremacy. Jews and Christians get along now, to oversimplify, because Christianity is no longer a political force in the West, and the Holocaust reduced Western Christians to guilty apologizers, and Jews have adapted to modernity very well and have Israel as the focus of their national and religious energies. Islam has been at war with the West since its inception. It is by definition an expansionist theocracy. It only lives peacefully with the West when it is distracted, lazy, exhausted or vanquished by force.

Shmoo is right.

11:54 AM  
Blogger PGP said...

Interesting that the Opus Dei group would choose to use this medium to criticize the Islamofascists.

For the record....I'm all for it.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Harry said...

FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU
COCKSUCKER
FUCK YOU COCKSUCKER
FUCK
YOU COCKSUCKER
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

8:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry: there are dating sites for that sort of thing, check them out instead.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry, save some of that up, there's a lot of other pages deserving your passion. Seriously, I think you're correct in your beliefs and am asking for your permission to copy and paste them everywhere.

6:22 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home