:: Friday, 13 May 2005 ::
A well known media outlet, with no evidence whatsoever, publishes that a US someone at Guantanamo Bay flushed a Koran down the terlet as part of an interrogation or a Muslim detainee.
One Koran. No evidence of who, if anyone at all, did the flushing.
Reaction in the Muslim world?
Hairtairing violence and whole focus on awful US actions of the 'Abu Ghraib Abu Ghraib Abu Ghraib' variety, natch.
Christ Almighty, my Lord, no wonder artists today have not got the balls to do a Piss Mohammed the way Andres Serrano did a Piss Christ - imagine the reaction?
There was a VIZ magazine cartoon, not online sadly, of Gilbert Ratchet walking down a street when he sees a sign for a Grand Fete at Fulchester Mosque. In one frame he says "I'll pop along there. Perhaps there will be the opportunity to light-heartedly poke gentle fun at aspects of the Islamic religion."
In the next he approaches the Mosque and says "Actually, readers on second thought I think I'll just visit the Christian church over the road instead."
Says it all, eh?
:: WB 9:26 pm [link+] ::