Saturday, May 29, 2010

Muhammad: this most incendiary and volatile of topics

SHOOT: Lack of tolerance works both ways.

The standard response of Jonathan Shapiro, aka Zapiro, when something he draws causes a reaction he considers to be unjustified is to publish another, more offensive cartoon. He hasn’t done that this time? Or has he?

He speaks of the “irony in being roasted by Muslims who supported [him] for doing pro-Palestinian cartoons that angered [his] fellow Jews.” And he says, in response to the analyst’s query about whether there’s remorse, that the only thing he’s sorry for is that he was linked after publishing his Muhammad cartoon to Islamophobic campaigns in the United States, Western Europe and on Facebook.
Zapiro may have been hamstrung for the first time in his life, but, as highlighted in the cartoon on Friday, he’s still managed what no other cartoonist in the modern world has achieved – he has moved this most incendiary and volatile of topics into a more moderate realm.
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