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13 February, 2006

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Recent publication of blashpemous cartoon in a Danish newspaper has sparked a new wave of controversy, violence and protest among the muslim world.

Goverment of Pakistan also summoned Danish ambassador in foreign office and protested strongly over the publication. Pakistan is also considering ban on import of medicines from all those countries which are republishing the controversial cartoons.


Danish goverment has officially apologized to the muslim world, however, they have justified the publishing of blasphemous cartoon by calling it freedom of expression.

1. Iran has called for an OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) meeting. What should be the collective reaction of muslim world ?

2. Do you think publishing sensitive cartoons hurting religious sentiments of millions is healthy for the culture of Inter-faith Harmony?

3. Should freedom of expression be regulated by moral values?

Reader Comments:

MAKES NO SENSE

Rad Steven "Clarify Images Idol Cartoon".
Cartoon Images towards Stone Carved Godly worshipping…

I do respect Images of Ma Goddesses of India TUT
Pharaoh Stone Carved Images in abandoned Deserts Hills or in
Temples.Have a glance of kama sutra Carved images in Temples.

Abraham demolished stones in Image like recently Taliban destroyed carved
Buddha's in the mountains of Himalaya HinduKush.Abraham(a.s) said:
“why worship such God who could not prevent own destruction”.

m_zakaria, Egypt

MR. ZAKARIA:

YOUR COMMENTS MAKE NO SENSE TO ME. MY QUERY WAS ABOUT THE PORTRAITS OF PROPHET MOHAMMAD (PBUH) AND YOU SAY ALL SORTS OF THINGS. I DID NOT ASK ABOUT WHOM OR WHAT YOU RESPECT OR ABOUT THE TEMPLES.

I DID NOT ASK ABOUT WHAT ABRAHAM DID OR SAY, I AM ASKING ABOUT THE IMAGES OF THE PROPHET (PBUH).

RAD STEVENS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AN INTERESTED READER OF PAK TRIBUNE


RAD STEVENS, United Kingdom - 10 April, 2006

MAKES NO SENSE



DEAR MR benz m Ispahani, Iran

Rad steven"Clarify Islam Quran Prophet "

Mr. RAD STEVEN

Q.1 Did any portrait of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) Exist?
MR. A.1 No but blessings to Prophet (M) muhammed (?) by 1500 m sent daily via built in Islam.

WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY? IT MAKES NO SENSE.

I DID A SEARCH ON THE INTERNET. FOR YOUR INFORMATION THERE ARE MANY PORTRAITS OF THE PROPHET (PBUH) SOME FULL, SOME PARTIAL, SOME WITH FACE WHITED OUT IN EXISTENCE. MANY OF THESE WERE DONE BY IRANIAN ARTISTS - MUSLIMS. ONE DONE ABOUT 1400 AD BY AN ARTIST IN AFGHANISTAN (LAND OF THE TALIBAN) IS IN WESTERN LIBRARY.

SOME OF THESE ARE IN THE TRADITIONS OF PERSIAN MINIATURES AND VERY WELL DONE.

ALSO THERE ARE MANY DEROGATORY AND INSULTING CARICATURES. THESE ARE/WERE DONE BY NARROW MINDED PEOPLE.

ALL RELIGIONS HAVE TO FACE DEROGATORY AND INSULTING JOKES, PORTRAYALS OF THEIR REVERED SAINTS, PROPHETS ETC. MUSLIMS, HINDUS, BUDDHISTS, CHRISTIANS JEWS ALL DO THIS TO THEIR OWN PEOPLE OF DIFFERING SECTS AND GROUPS.

THIS IS HUMAN NATURE.

RAD STEVENS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AN INTERESTED READER OF PAK TRIBUNE



RAD STEVENS, United Kingdom - 10 April, 2006

religious tolerance?

MR. ZAKARIA AND ALL OTHER FUNDAMENTALISTS
THE CARTOON CONTROVERSY HURTED THE SENTIMENTS OF MUSLIMS ....AND THE MUSLIMS WENT ON RAMPAGE.BURNING EMBASSIES,STOPPING TRADE.WHEN THE FORMER RULERS OF AFGANISTHAN DESTROYED THE BAMIYAN BUDDHAS DID U PROTEST?DID U CONDEMN THE INCIDENT?IF ABRAHIM DESTROYED OTHER RELGIOUS SYMBOLS JUST BECAUSE HE HAD DIFFERENT VIEWS THEN WHY NOT THE DANISH NEWSPAPER CAN HAVE ITS OWM.THE BAMIYAN BUDDHAS DIDNT LED TO ANY RIOTING IN BUDDHIST MAJORITY STATES OF CHINA(A BILLION POPULATION),JAPAN,SRILANKA,KOREA ETC.THEY DIDNT WENT ON RAMPAGE. MR. ZAKARIA SAID WAT IS THE USE OF STAUTES IF THEY CANT PROTECT THEMSELVES.THIS SHOWS THE EXTREMIST NATURE AND RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE.SOME PEOPLE LIKE MR. ZAKARIA BRING A BAD NAME TO ISLAM.I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IF MUSLIMS IN THIS FORUM CAN CONDEMN SUCH ACTS. AND BY THE WAY MR. ZAKARIA HOW WUD U REACT IF HINDUS IN INDIA JUSTIFY RAZING DOWN OF BABRI MOSQUE

Ajay, Hungary - 12 April, 2006

no religion i think will teach that


i am a muslim..and i think..that people are interpreting it in a wrong way by doing attacks and creating violence. These people are idiots and they are doing this for their own selfish needs. And i am surprised that some people are propogating untrue meanings of muslim religion.
its common sense that people should do good, self relaize oneself and attain god ..but i dont know how some idiots(muslims who do violence for own selfish needs) are propogating bad teachings and ruining human race.
Just imagine if this killings go on.. muslims with violent brain will rule the world and i think that is the end of the world..
We, the human race..the gifted child of GOD should do someting about it...otherwise the end of day is soon..

Praying for peace..

ali mustafa

ali mustafa, Pakistan - 12 April, 2006

Why Worship Muhammad(s.a) Or Anyone Who Cannot Defend Themselves?


Issue was why worship Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) “who could not
Prevent own destruction via cartoon or images made by Tom Dick or
Harry or OIC countries or Muslim Umma”.

Muslim does not Worship Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) – Please Memorize
This.

Muslim Send Daily Duruud Blessings to Both The holy Prophet
And Abraham (a.s) 5 times daily (precisely).

Until Abraham came, his father was high priest of Temple (like Pope).

Origin of Almighty God worshipping started with Abraham (a.s)..

Temple With Full of Statues of Gods
Was great Honour and Stature place…?

The position of High Priest could have been inherited by
Abraham himself as the son of Highest Priest. Still as a boy
He entered into temple while others were drinking celebrating
Festivities.

Abraham demolished all the STONE carved statues like Taliban.
Then He hanged the axe on the neck of the Tallest and biggest Stone
Carved God. Abraham was caught and brought for justice. They Asked
Who demolished our Gods?

The boy replied: “Ask your Biggest Lord he has axe hanging around
His neck and he is the only surviving God left intact. Biggest monopolist
He got rid of smaller Gods .Perhaps he likes all the worshipping for
Himself”.

The leaders and high priest (father) replied “Abraham don't be silly
You know he cannot talk”.

Abraham: “why worship such god who cannot talk and defend himself
Or other smaller Gods from Own destruction and humiliation”.

Why worship Prophet Muahmmad(s.a) of Cartoon Controversy

When news of death of the Holy Prophet came The Muslim Converts
Burst into Tears. Abu Bakr (r.a) came out said: “Those who worship
Muhammad he is dead those who worship Allah (God) almighty Allah
Is alive).

Muslims worship God others worship Human Born Lords naming him
As Almighty God i.e. Father Son Lord Jesus son of God, Lord Buddha
Lord Ram of Ayodhya Babari Masjid site.


benz m Ispahani, India - 12 April, 2006

Why Search For Imaginary Muhammad(s.a)?

Rad Steven

Why Build or Make Imaginary Muhammad(s.a) in Stone
Wood or Paint “Only to Demolish Deface or Do Behuda
Harket”(illicit) to take Taliban “Revenge” or Search Glorify
Incidental case .


mohammed_belal, Canada - 13 April, 2006

WAKE UP MR. ISPHAHANI


________________________________________
Why Worship Muhammad(s.a) Or Anyone Who Cannot Defend Themselves?

Issue was why worship Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) “who could not
Prevent own destruction via cartoon or images made by Tom Dick or
Harry or OIC countries or Muslim Umma”.

Mr. benz m Ispahani, Iran

Frankly, it is puzzling where you got this idea that this was the issue. The issue for discussion here is the publication of blasphemous cartoons in a Danish Paper. Were the protests justified?

Just two days ago on the holy birthday celebrations day of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) there was terrible bomb blast in Karachi. Over 50 people have been killed and countless injured (some very severely). It happened on the day the birthday of the Prophet (PBUH) and the suicide bomber must have thought (we never know) that he was defending the honor of the Prophet (PBUH).

The Prophet (PBUH) and Allah up in heavens knew that this was happening and it was being done by a misguided soul.

Millions of blessings are sent everyday (5 times daily) to the Prophet (as you claim) why didn't he and Allah do anything to prevent such carnage.

And the wounded are being Western Style medical help in Western style hospitals using imported medical systems. And the images (ironically the medical equipment) were made in the countries of Tom Dick or Harry as you claim it.

Please try to console the bereaved and the wounded that by praying 5 times a day their problems will be solved.

RAD STEVENS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AN INTERESTED READER OF PAK TRIBUNE


RAD STEVENS, United Kingdom - 13 April, 2006

Kartoon Koran

By their fruits ye shall know them- Jesus. The fruits of the West: Science, art and freedom...and a sense of humor. Of Islam: death, destruction and darkness. We'll pray for you!

G J Tryon, Canada - 15 April, 2006

I haven't burned anything today

I am ashamed to say that I haven't burned anything today. I haven't rioted. I haven't demanded the death of anyone.

Why am I ashamed of that?

Well this recent Wedneday a cartoon called "South Park" that is on a cable network network called Comedy Central was going to show an image of Mohammad. It wasn't done disrespectfully but still the cable network blocked that part of the show from being aired.

But at the same time, in a later part of the show there was a part with a very disrespectful image of our Lord and Savior. Yet, the cable network didn't block that image from being shown.

I guess, if I was committed to my religion as much as you are to yours, I should be out on the streets burning pictures of South Park characters and demanding the death of those who aired it. But I haven't been doing that.

Of course it would be ineffective if I was the only one doing so, so I am not the only one to be blamed for this.

But it proves that violence works and that if you want to win you have to be more determined than your enemy and be willing to go further than them to do what it takes to win.

So, no rioting. No Burning of South Park stuff, no calling for the deaths of Comedy Central executives.

I guess that this means the death of Christianity in the United States.

You win.

Steve, United Kingdom - 15 April, 2006

Quran 4:157"Jesus neither killed nor crucified" Who To Follow?

Now it is absolutely clear who finance mischief and why?

“Those who worshipped Jesus or Muhammad or Human Lords in cartoon image
Controversy or demolished Buddha in Afghanistan or worship wealth via oil via
New Saudi sheik Islamic constitution oil claimant IMF loan commission agents
Have conflict of interest.


Abu Bakr (r.a)“Those who worship Almighty God, The creator of heaven
Earth universe, the God almighty is alive".

Now you have a choice to follow Quran “Jesus was neither killed nor crucified”
4:157
Or Follow POPE Cardinal Christianity Church Bush Blair Lamas and SK Aziz
“That Jesus died for our sin, Crucified for our evil Killed for our ills or left oilfield
Inheritance exclusively for them”.In fact,I have good knowledge.


benz m Ispahani, India - 17 April, 2006

Idol worship

GOOD STORY.. BUT WHAT IS THE MORAL? SHALL HINDUS STOP IDOL WORSHIP? MUSLIMS HAVE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO PRACTICE NON IDOL WORSHIP.BUT NO RELIGION HAS THE RIGHT TO STOP OR CONDEMN WHAT PRACTICE OTHER RELIGION FOLLOWS AND THAT IS CALLED RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE.YOU BELIEVE IN ONENESS OF GOD THATS UR RELIGION.HINDUS BELIEVE IN MULTIPLE GODS THATS OUR RELIGION.YOU BELIEVE THAT U CAN HAVE 3-4 WIVES. THATS UR RELIGION.WE BELIEVE THAT WE SHOUD HAVE ONLY ONE WIFE..THATS OUR RELIGION.ANYWAY MR. ISPAHANI U HAVENT ANSWERED THE QUESTION ARE HINDUS JUSTIFIED IN RAZING BABRI MOSQUE AS TALIBAN DID WITH BUDDHAS? AS HINDUS R IN MAJORITY IN INDIA SHALL WE RAZE DOWN MOSQUES.NO RELIGION IS GREATER THAN OTHER. EVERY RELIGION IS SAME AND PREACHES THE SAME QUALITIESONLY THE WAY DIFFERS..BUT EXTREMIST VIEWS OF PEOPLE LIKE A FEW OF U CREATE TENSIONS BETWEEN COMMUNITIES.

Ajay, Hungary - 17 April, 2006

Ajay Idol worshipping vs Jibbraiil(a.s)Quran

Islam “religion is purity of faith ...pure is pure-impure is impure...
In between is impure...there is no compulsion in religion but for
Believer is reward and punishment if want continuance hereafter”
(Directly under Allah).There is no recovery renewal in self
Annihilation and in getting lost in hostile jahannum for unbeliever...

World Religion fits in 30 main Greek gods 34 Greek myth gods 15
Main Roman gods 29 roman myth gods 45 Norse myth gods
32 Egyptian gods + bahai gods Buddhism gods, Hinduism gods
Goddesses, Confucianism gods, Jainism gods, Shintoism, Taoism...
In addition there are other zodiac gods cultural gods.

If I want to get in touch with all above on individual basis it is not
Possible. There is no forwarding address contact method other than via
Idol worshipping individually.

One and only Islam worship none human Almighty Allah…Islam
Has all the forwarding address contact method and daily routine
Discipline method despite obstacle created by TEL sheik
UN rules Stock bonds rule organ and blood snatching Daily
Blasts and suicide bomb ongoing killing. Islam is” there is
No God but Allah. Muhammad (s.a) is a Prophet (last)”.4 important
Component of Islam – jibraiil israiil israfiil michaeiil .jibraiil (a.s)
Brought Quran .Allah has power over everything using 4 above
component.

Ajay,

I do not know the answer other than above.Recently I watched Hindu
Hum aapkayhein koun ,when one goddess heard the prayer and send a
Dog with letter or in another the temple monkey helped after the
Goddess idol seemed helped before sending above helper amid increased
Bhajjan Rhythm Chanting.

Ps. … Islam has a methodology and way to get Things done by Allah


benz m Ispahani, India - 17 April, 2006

Look for a moment from our perspective.

The only reason the cartoons were drawn was beacause it was a reaction to the murder of Theo van Gogh.

The west sees the murder of Theo van Gogh as an attack on free speech. And we in the rest really do value at least the concept of free speech and it particularly shocked the Europeans who were so opening accepting of the Muslims that someone within their own county could be murdered by a Muslim simply for practicing free speech.

So, this was a way to resist the attacks on free speech.

I generally don't approve of people attacking someone's religion, but I certainly understand someone behaving this way when they feel under attack and are in fear that free speech could be lost forever.

Kurt, United Kingdom - 17 April, 2006

Kurt USA What if Dawn Goddess?

What politics behind sculpture of goddess of Dawn in Muhammad(s.a)controversy...

The jyllands -posten which printed cartoon merged with aktiesels
kabet dagbladet on Jan 1 2003 .The yellow star seen in the logo
of Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten is a sculpture symbolising Aurora,
the Roman goddess of dawn as Aurora star.The goddess of dawn
Aurora programme is part of Mars programme under European Union
Energy and EU Council perhaps Stenvej 19. Denmark Taoist Secrets
(w/Aurora ... Ansata Verlag)Aurora n lights IT NTl Dawn goddess associate


benz m Ispahani, India - 19 April, 2006

this message is 4 u mr united states of america

Mr united states of America i have read your message and disgussed with the words been used for us muslims,yes i am a true muslim as some people like you can't understand the strength an power os islam as you your self don't know the rules of your own religion otherwise you would not be using such words like you have,am sure you want understand but if one muslim gets hurt they all feel the pain an back each others as with you americans if one gets hurt the others disappears like animals,so who's there to be called an animal am sure you will understand,and to be honest you yourself treat each others like animals or should i say worser then animal which is why you can't think of any other words other than animal.

nazia, a true muslim from u.k.

nazia, Pakistan - 17 June, 2006

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