It's funny, when I saw this tee shirt on metro spy earlier in the week, I ordered it immediately. Little did I know that it too would create a brouhaha (love that word). I even used it as a graphic in a prior post here.
Knowing that, I assure all my readers (particularly those that asked for more and more photos of Atlas) that upon receipt (they had no smalls only mediums and up) I shall run a photo of me in the offending garment. Story here
To see the latest creation from conservative t-shirt maker MetroSpy some would think the Muslim world had every right to be upset. MetroSpy's new t-shirts depict an unflattering caricature of the prophet Mohammed with a bomb on his head. The controversial cartoon, which first ran in European newspapers, has outraged Muslims around the world because Islamic tradition forbids a graphic depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.
Many in the U.S however, are angered by the violence being displayed by extreme Islamic protesters — torching buildings, desecrating flags and in some cases even killing people. Annoyed by the violent images broadcast from the Middle East, MetroSpy decided to sell t shirts with the controversial caricature emblazoned across the front.
"We can't let the terrorists win. We can not encourage this uncivilized behavior by caving in to their wishes," said Nate Thomas, product manager for MetroSpy.
Don't worry Nate we won't.
I intend to run an "Infidel's Gallery"
Anonymous Muslim Complaint box here
Dutch people united in their defense of freedom of speech
According to a survey by Dutch tv channel RTL a staggering number of 84 percent feels that Ayaan Hirsi Ali should film Submission part II. Yes, that's staggering. The same survey concluded that only 36 percent of the Dutch have positive feelings towards the film (43 percent neutral, 20 percent negative). 88 percent of those questioned thinks the film should be allowed under the principle of freedom of the press.
Mind you, 73 percent of the Dutch expects a backlash from the Islamic world, with 56 percent reckoning there will be a boycott of Dutch products, which fortunately means more liquorice for us. (BTW, the latter number isn't in the hyperlinked article, but was transcribed from the tv broadcast.) This makes the results of the survey all the more important, since it means that those questioned stand by their principles even though they're aware of the probable consequences. It's good to know the Dutch people are more courageous than their government.
Meanwhile, here is some television footage of Muslim youngsters torching Danish flags in Limburg, a province most Dutch wish wasn't part of the country anyway. (Just joking, dear Limburg visitors. You bake great cakes.) More here hat tipTom P
The latest power play in th islamic world is over a doll, a sexy doll. Is this too going to cause worldwide rioting and incitement to violence? This is really getting out of hand here;
Emma, Ann and a sexy doll that upsets Muslims
* The latest public figure to stand accused of defiling the Prophet Mohamed is not some Danish cartoonist, or French newspaper editor, but a hapless British Page 3 girl called Emma B.
[...]Ann Summers unveiled Miss B as the "face" of its new range of products.
Not 24 hours later, she finds herself on the front line of Islamic protest after Muslim leaders discovered that the range includes a new blow-up doll, called "Mustafa Shag".
Ann Summers was last night examining options, though its chief executive Jacqueline Gold was reluctant to withdraw the item from sale.
"We don't want to offend, but this feels like political correctness gone mad," she said. "If anyone has a better name for a blow-up doll, please let us know."