Paul From Minneapolis

Monday, February 06, 2006

I'll post something at some point and in the meantime...

...the Star-Trib today has a guest commentary from a "freelance writer from Brooklyn Park" named Fedwa Wazwaz. I may not be up to an entire critique; I was however struck by this little throwaway:

"Islamic teachings forbid the depiction of any prophet (including Biblical prophets) as a measure against idolatry and racism -- even positive portrayals. "


It's that use of word "forbid," combined with how totally whacked-out seriously many Muslims seem to take the word "forbid" that has me going "hm. " And wondering what a local newspaper may do, for example, when a Muslim reader or employee says, you know, showing images of Christ really, really offends my sensibilities.