Thursday, March 23, 2006


According to al-Reuters, the controversy over Abdul Rahman being subject to beheading for converting to Christianity is the Western equivalent to Muslim rioting over the cartoons published in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

Not until the third paragraph does the piece by Religion Editor Tom Heneghan acknowledge that there is a difference between rioting and attacking embassies over the publication of cartoons depicting Mohammed and sharply worded comments by Western leaders over the potential death penalty faced by Mr. Rahman. But that acknowledgement is grudging at best, as I read it.

So there you have it: at Reuters, cartoons that may or may not insult a faith are morally equivalent to the death penalty for changing one's faith. Cartoons = Death.

I don't know which is worse, the fact that under sharia the penalty for apostasy is death, or the moral bankruptcy of Reuters.

Credit Little Green Footballs for the pointer.

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