Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Week That Was - Special Edition - Political Cartoons, Religious Beliefs, and Mohammad

Every week, I devote this section of PTF to the best political cartoons representing the news of the past week.

This week, however, it appears that political cartoons themselves were influencing the news.

I struggled as to whether or not I should run the cartoons in question - on the one hand, the cartoons are the catalyst which sparked the outrage and debate. On the other hand, there is a legitimate argument (in my opinion) about respect for the religious beliefs of others.

I decided not to run the cartoons in question. If you're really interested, you can Google them and any number of other sites have them available to you. At a time when the world should be building bridges of understanding between different political and religious viewpoints, the issue is a difficult one to reconcile.

Rather, I decided that the best people to capture the issue were the political cartoonists themselves. Here, then, is a collection of cartoons commenting on the issue issue of religion versus free speech:

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