Saturday, February 04, 2006

Meanwhile, the State Department denounced publication of the cartoons:

Via PowerLine

"These cartoons are indeed offensive to the beliefs of Muslims," State Department spokesman Justin Higgins said when queried about the furore sparked by the cartoons which first appeared in a Danish newspaper.

"We all fully recognize and respect freedom of the press and expression but it must be coupled with press responsibility," Higgins told AFP.

"Inciting religious or ethnic hatreds in this manner is not acceptable. We call for tolerance and respect for all communities and for their religious beliefs and practices."

An interesting idea: freedom of the press "must be coupled with press responsibility." Someone tell the New York Times.




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