View Full Version : Fighting cartoons with cartoons

09-25-2012, 05:48 PM
Much better than bombs and guns don't you think?

Al-Watan, a secular daily, published 13 cartoons on Monday under the slogan "Fight cartoons with cartoons".
One shows a pair of glasses through which the burning World Trade Center is seen, with the caption: "Western glasses for the Islamic world".
Charlie Hebdo's cartoons played on the uproar over a video which mocks Islam.
Some 50 people have died in violent protests which erupted two weeks ago over the amateur film, Innocence of Muslims.

09-25-2012, 06:40 PM
And the latest news on the Japan/Taiwan fishing grounds squabble has the two forces spraying each other(from a distance) with a fire hose.:D

09-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Judge orders arrest of Brazil Google president

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A regional judge has ordered the arrest of Google's president in Brazil, Fabio Jose Silva Coelho, after the company failed to take down Youtube videos.
Authorities say the videos are slanderous towards a candidate running in a city's election for mayor.
The judge ordered the removal of the videos last week, but Google has refused to remove them and says it is appealing.
It says it is not responsible for the content posted on its site.
According to Brazilian media, the videos in question suggest Alcides Bernal - a mayoral candidate in the city of Campo Grande - is guilty of committing crimes.
Judge Flavio Peren, who sits at a regional electoral court in Mato Grosso do Sul state, ruled the videos violated local election laws.
But his order for the videos to be removed was ignored and on Monday he ordered the arrest of Mr Coelho.
For its part, Google says it is appealing against the ruling, according to a company spokesman quoted by Reuters news agency.
It has previously argued that the internet should be a space for voters freely to express their opinions about candidates for political office.
But Google's responsibility for the content it disseminates has recently come into question in other contexts, such as the case of the anti-Islam video that sparked protests around the Muslim world, say correspondents.

Keith Wilson
09-25-2012, 06:53 PM
This one's pretty good:


09-25-2012, 07:50 PM
Egypt prosecutors refer to trial a Muslim preacher who tore the Bible over anti-Islam film CAIRO - Egyptian prosecutors say they have referred to trial a Muslim self-styled preacher who tore up an English copy of the Bible during a protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo against a anti-Islam film produced in the U.S.

A prosecution official said Tuesday that Ahmed Mohammed Abdullah and his son have publicly shown contempt to religion. The charge is punishable by up to five years.
The official said a journalist who interviewed Abdullah afterward is also referred to trial. He spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to talk to the media.
Abdullah said what he did, caught on camera, did not qualify as contempt. He said his trial begins Sept. 30.
The film enraged many Muslims for its portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud and a womanizer.