05 February 2006

Sense and sensitivity

While thousands of sensitive thin-skinned mujahedins, gripped by mass hysteria, threaten Europe and its environs with mass punishment because of a few unfortunate (and, to tell the truth, not very funny) cartoons, some cooler heads try to looking at the "insulted" side, trying to understand the reasons for the hullabaloo.

Here is an example of daily fodder Muslim newspapers provide to their customers in some of the offended countries.

Isn't it strange that people used to this kind of material could be suddenly so agitated by a few measly cartoons?

So? Time to schlep out our good old universal confusion symbol: