Thursday, February 09, 2006

Post 1: Those Danish cartoons

Let's jump straight into it shall we? Here are a few links which might give you an overall idea of what it's all about.

What the cartoons portray. Quite important for a better knowledge of the issue, don't you think?

World figures deplore cartoon row. A good summary of what has happened since the controversy first broke out. Also has a convenient timeline of subsequent events.

West beginning to see Islamic protests as a sign of deep gulf. Takes the issue a little more into its global sense.

Free speech in Europe: mixed rules. Has good examples of other religious clashes with media, both Muslim and otherwise, across countries in Europe.

Danish Muslims split over cartoons. An interesting persepective, given that they are living in the country where it all started.

The Danish cartoons: a neo-colonial slap. An article from The Daily Star, a Lebanese newspaper. Again an interesting and also important persepective.

A startling new lesson in the power of imagery. I like this one. It looks at the fact that the fire-starters were, in essence, cartoons, but also how they were concurrently so much more than that.

Well that's all I have for now. There are hundreds more of course, but this blog's only going to serve as a brief summary (and not neccessarily an all-encompassing one). Till the next time (issue) then.


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