Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Images of Muhammad Cause Uproar

Apparently the Wikipedia page that covers Muhammad contains a couple of pictures (very old pictures) that depict Muhammad and for some reason are deemed offensive to Muslims. Fox News reports that some 100,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the offending images be removed...

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has again stirred up controversy — this time over a biographical entry on the prophet Muhammad.

Nearly 100,000 people worldwide have signed a Web-based petition asking Wikipedia to remove all depictions of the Prophet from its English-language entry, viewable here.

"I request all brothers and sisters to sign this petitions so we can tell Wikipedia to respect the religion and remove the illustrations," the creator of the petition at The Petition Site asks.

One can be sure that offensive pictures of Christ that may appear on Wikipedia or anywhere else wouldn't be removed no matter how many people sign a petition. Offending Muslim sensibilities is absolutely forbidden, but taking shots at Christianity is not only permissable but encouraged and a sign of being open-minded and enlightened. Interesting and scary times we live in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is a LITTLE one-sided...