Hypocrisy galore


Editorial, Daily Star, Lebanon

This week’s news of offensive cartoons in Europe is nothing new, although the party doing the complaining should take a long look at itself in the mirror.

In recent years, countries such as Denmark and France have received international attention for the publication of cartoons that have insulted or mocked the Prophet of Islam. The incidents have triggered outrage and violence around the world, and particularly in a number of Muslim-majority countries.

There are laws on the books in some places that make it a crime to deny the Holocaust, and the advocates of free speech when it comes to the Muslim world should recognize the utter hypocrisy they practice when they lecture people about words and images that offend adherents of a given religion.

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Opinion/Editorial/2013/Feb-22/207426-hypocrisy-galore.ashx#ixzz2LeIDKJ4S
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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