Thursday, February 09, 2006

Cartoon Chuckle Update!

Cartoon Update # 1:
Muslims apologize on behalf of their barbaric brothers!

Chuckle Update # 2:
Take a deep breath & smile a little:
A Moment to Laugh!
by Michelle Malkin

In her words:
Because freedom of speech is the freedom to laugh at human follies -
or at least it should be in the civilized world...”

The Mohammed Dance: Let’s boogie!

Iowahawk spoof: Seething Midwest Explodes over Lombardi Cartoons!

Scrappleface spoof: Cartoon Riots Caused by Looney Tunes, Not Koran!

And here's an amusing video clip from The Daily Show's "resident cartoon analyst:" (hat tip - my web guy, Mark Jaquith) Download and watch the video (Windows Media .wmv file).

Chuckle Update # 3:
Want to see a whole bunch more cartoons? Some not so funny… Well, as you would expect, there are many, many more over at Daryl Cagle's Muhammad cartoons archive.

And here: Samantha Burns.
And here: Cox and Forkum...

Cartoon Chuckle Update # 4:
Note from Sissy Willis: "Those familiar with Islam's literature know of Ubaid Zakani's 'Mush va Gorbeh' (above picture: Mouse and Cat), a match for Rabelais when it comes to mocking religion," writes Amir Taheri in his "Bonfire of the Pieties: Islam prohibits neither images of Muhammad nor jokes about religion" in Opinion Journal this morning. How refreshing to hear from someone who knows something about his subject for a change, beyond the lazy mantra abroad of late that "Images are forbidden in the Koran":

"There is no Quranic injunction against images, whether of Muhammad or anyone else… The issue has never been decided one way or another, and the claim that a ban on images is "an absolute principle of Islam" is purely political. The truth is that Islam has always had a sense of humor and has never called for chopping heads as the answer to satirists.”

Illustration from a contemporary English version of "Mouse and Cat" by Ubaid Zakani (died circa 1372 A.D.), "one of the most remarkable poets, satirists and social critics of Iran"

-- from the Iranian Ketab Web Store.

Laugh and the whole world laughs with you!

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