If an Islamic newspaper published a comic featuring something as equally as offensive to a fundamentalist Christian, (unfortunately, I am not enough of a religious scholar come up with such a comic) said fundamentalist Christian might retaliate using violence against the first “Muslim” person they see? (That word is in quotes because, well, American’s have a way of ignorantly deciding who is who and where they come from or which religion they adhere to.)
Are fundamentalists all inclined towards violence, whether Muslim of Christian? Or is there something in Islamic fundamentalism that lends itself more to violence than Christianity? Is it slanted reporting, popular prejudice, or accuracy that contributes to the growing idea that Islam is more violent than other faiths?
Apparently, a cartoon featuring Anne Frank with Hitler has been created in retaliation. read about it here.
The cartoons on the Arab European League’s website are certainly not for the faint-hearted. One shows Adolf Hitler lying in bed with Anne Frank, the Dutch diarist who hid from the Nazis before being killed in a concentration camp. ‘Write this one in your diary, Anne,’ says a half-naked Hitler, reclining against the bed-head.
This whole mess, makes me think about a personal favorite of mine: The Butter Battle Book. (Which, incidentally also features comic-like drawings). Only this is real and Dr. Seuss created that.
This isn’t real, is it? Is James Frey in on all of this?