Those Cartoons of Muhammad: Liberal Media Double Standard
First, what they recently said about the cartoons:
Just as the demand from Muslim countries for European governments to punish papers that printed the cartoons shows a misunderstanding of free societies, publishing the cartoons reflects an obtuse refusal to accept the profound meaning for a billion Muslims of Islam’s prohibition against any pictorial representation of the prophet. Depicting Mohammed wearing a turban in the form of a bomb with a sputtering fuse is no less hurtful to most Muslims than Nazi caricatures of Jews or Ku Klux Klan caricatures of blacks are to those victims of intolerance. .This is quite a defensible position to take.
But what about a “work of art” called Piss Christ, which was a crucifix immersed in a jar of urine? Or what about a statue of the Virgin Mary covered with feces?
The Boston Globe has a long history of supporting such displays, and indeed demanding that they be given government funding.
As we have repeatedly said: secular liberals are willing to be tolerant of minority or exotic religions. It’s Christianity they don’t much like.