Saturday, February 11, 2006


From reknown Cairo-based blogger comes this remarkable item.

"they were actually printed in the Egyptian Newspaper Al Fagr back in October 2005. I repeat, October 2005, during Ramadan, for all the egyptian muslim population to see, and not a single squeak of outrage was present. Al Fagr isn't a small newspaper either: it has respectable circulation in Egypt, since it's helmed by known Journalist Adel Hamoudah. Looking around in my house I found the copy of the newspaper, so I decided to scan it and present to all of you to see."

He goes on to cite several examples where the governments of several Arab countries tolerated the subsequent outrageous protests resulting from the cartoons as a way of distracting from various recnt tragedies and unpopular new laws.

The infamous cartoons published on the
interior of the newspaper.

No news yet on whether angry torch-bearing mobs have turned away from Lego's corporate offices and are now heading post haste to burn down the pyramids.

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