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Another Mohammad cartoon Issue

There is another Mohammad "cartoon" scandal and issue. This time the cartoon appeared in a newspaper in Bangladesh – Daily Prothom Alo. Thanks to Rezwan for the blog post on this one.

The cartoon says the following:

* Boy, what is your name?
– My name is Babu.
* It is customary to mention Muhammad before the name

* What is your father’s name?
– Muhammad Abu

* What’s this in your lap?
– Muhammad cat

Rezwan further reports that the protesters give this reason for the outrage:

the cartoon indicates disgrace of the Muslim prophet by naming a cat ‘Muhammad’. Similar to the Danish Cartoon incident prophet Muhammad has been defamed in Muslim majority Bangladesh. He says Muslims use Muhammad in their names to pay the respect to the prophet. He demanded Prothom Alo to seek apology to the nation otherwise they demanded the Government to take strong action against Prothom Alo."

The newspaper has apologized but the protests continue.

Here is the cartoon:

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4 thoughts on “Another Mohammad cartoon Issue”

  1. Well the cartoon is not offensive… but action is… it’s totally planned action by cartoonist and editor… editor did it to harass the CTG… It seems been done to get some cheap political points from Bangladesh so called progotishil somaj… while the cartoonist did it to get easy visa for west. Taslima nasrin, daud haider and humyan azad shows us who much easy to go west with dignity if say something against Islam… while lots of jobless people are dying in Sahara or mediterranean sea to reach west..

  2. Well the cartoon is not offensive… but action is… it’s totally planned action by cartoonist and editor… editor did it to harass the CTG… It seems been done to get some cheap political points from Bangladesh so called progotishil somaj… while the cartoonist did it to get easy visa for west. Taslima nasrin, daud haider and humyan azad shows us who much easy to go west with dignity if say something against Islam… while lots of jobless people are dying in Sahara or mediterranean sea to reach west..

  3. I say the same thing .They know that it is going to provoke anger from Muslim community , so why do they need to publish at the first place ? It is pattern now to say bad stuffs abt Islam now a days .It is a quick way to be celebrity in western media.These ppl don’t care that to appease few ppl , they are hurting a blillions of ppl in the world …funny thing is , they will use the so called word ” Freedom of Speech ” .But ask them , if they will say something abt Halucaust …I bet, they won’t say anything ..

  4. I say the same thing .They know that it is going to provoke anger from Muslim community , so why do they need to publish at the first place ? It is pattern now to say bad stuffs abt Islam now a days .It is a quick way to be celebrity in western media.These ppl don’t care that to appease few ppl , they are hurting a blillions of ppl in the world …funny thing is , they will use the so called word ” Freedom of Speech ” .But ask them , if they will say something abt Halucaust …I bet, they won’t say anything ..

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