Sunday, October 01, 2006

Muslims due to riot... any minute now

A ceramic
bobblehead doll of the Prophet Muhammed - created to resemble the infamous caricature published by a Danish newspaper - is being hawked online for $22.99 a pop by an ex-Marine.

The unapologetic creator, Timothy Ames, 28, said the bobblehead is similar to "dashboard Jesus" figurines that can be stuck with adhesive to flat surfaces. "I thought, 'If they flipped out over some cartoons what will they do with a dashboard Muhammed?'" Ames said from his home in Hawaii.

But Islamic experts are not amused, saying the bobbleheads could anger Muslims, whose religion strictly prohibits depictions of the prophet.

"No depiction of the prophet, even if it is positive, should be made ever - and certainly not one as ridiculous as the bobblehead Muhammed," said Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, an assistant professor at New York University. "I don't think it's about freedom of speech. This is the freedom to insult, which he shouldn't be doing."

Don’t ya just love Muslim baiting? I just know they are going to riot over a bobblehead. I mean anything sets them off. Why can’t they just be calm? Smoke some marijuana and chill after having sex with 3 prostitutes. There’s no need to get angry over this stuff.

By the way Zvi Ben-Dor freedom of speech includes the freedom to insult and yes he should be doing it. We should all be exercising our free speech in any way possible.

1 comment:

Pennsylvania Independent said...

Muslims always have been offended by depicting prophets.
Many boycotted the Passion of the Christ, because Jesus is a phophet in Islam.
It is no reason to cause a riot however. If they would direct their attention to writing to the manufacturer instead of rioting, alot more would get accomplished.