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Cartoons of Prophet & Nuclear Crisis

12 cartoons of Islam Prophet published by the Danish newspaper, Jyllands Posten, is a hot topic among Iranian bloggers.View from Iran, an Iran based blogger says:

“I have been disgusted – yes that is the right word – by the arguments on both sides:

the cartoon supporters and the cartoon detractors. Both are a bit incoherent and dogmatic As if free speech demands the printing and reprinting of the cartoons ad nauseum… and as if blasphemy is a legitmate legal ruling in today's world”.

Yek Estekan Chayi Dagh (Persian – means A Cup of hot tea) writes concerning violent demonstrations. He says this kind of actions have nothing to do with Prophet’s behaviour and teachings. He adds this kind of violent actions just reinforce far right anti immigrant political parties.

In an Islamist blog, Edoarno Agnelli (Persian), we read a cleric in Norway had said the war started and Norwegian or Danish excuses don’t change anything. Moslems must prepare themselves for war.

Another Islamist blog, Entegham (Persian – means Revenge) has published Norwegian & Danish products ‘photos and invited people to boycott them. Blogger also invited hackers to attack embassies’ sites which insulted Prophet!

Another hot issue is Atomic Energy Agency’s decision to report Iran to UN Security Council.Bloggers consider this event as an earthquake in Iranian diplomacy and consider Iranian government very naïve to believe in Eastern countries such as India and China.

Shahram Kholdi, a UK based blogger & academic, says :

“India stands out as an example that even the emerging major power is not willing to lose its favoured status in areas such as software technology exchange with the US, or its own nuclear technology deals with the US, or its space technology aspirations, or its aspirations to gain a permanent seat on the Security Council of the UN, in favour of the very much needed gas pipe line that the Iranian regime had promised to her to provide. After all, none of these aspirations are worth compromising relative to a small country like Iran”.

FM Sokhan, Iran based blogger & journalist (Persian) writes, China India and Russia which promised to back Iran, left Iranian government alone. He considers as an earthquake which shakes Iranian diplomatic machine & its responsible’s childish beliefs.


  • […] Update 9 Feb: The indefatigable editors at Global Voices have put up further roundups of reactions – this time from Iranian and Moroccan bloggers. […]

  • I wasn’t disgusted! But I feel sorry that some radical muslims use every thing to exploit their dirty goals through violence.

  • ESi

    Unfortunately and fortunately, only violence could prove the truthfulness of those cartoons !!!

  • Dr. B.A.Khan

    freedomof speech does not, i repeat does not mean that any one can say any thing against anybody. there is a limit to everything. and that limit starts with respecting others privacy, sentiments,and religion. It does not befit a scholar, be he a cartoonist, a witer,or any other to make obscene pictures,or write or talk obscenity against another human. Then he is not a human being; he may belong to any religion but he is not a human being.

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