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Italian Mag Apologizes For Mohammad Cartoon

Neither the AP nor the rest of our one party media have the guts to re-post the highly reprehensible Italian cartoon:

Dante: "Isn’t that man there, split in two from head to navel, Mohammad?" Virgil: "Yes and he is cut in two because he has divided society. While that woman there, with the burning coals, represents the politics of Italy towards Islam."

Pretty damned offensive, huh?

It’s actually fairly close to the original sentiment of the Canto XXVIII in the Inferno. Maybe Dante should be banned.

Please note that Mohammad is not even pictured.

Here is how this outrage is being reported by the dhimmisat the DNC’s Associated Press:

Italian editor apologizes to Muslims

ROME (AP) – The editor of an Italian monthly has apologized for any offence to Muslims over a humorous caption for a drawing showing the Prophet Muhammad in hell, Italian news reports said Sunday.

The journal Studi Cattolici (Catholic Studies), which offers a variety of opinions on cultural issues, ran the caption and drawing in its March issue.

Italian news agencies Sunday quoted the journal’s editor, Cesare Cavalleri, as "apologizing, as a Christian," for any offence.

Milan daily Corriere della Sera said that the journal had run a caption next to the drawing, which was inspired by Dante’s depiction of Muhammad in hell in his Divine Comedy.

The Union of Italian Islamic Communities said it had protested the caption. The organization’s secretary, Roberto Piccardo, declined to comment on the reported apology.

Cavalleri was quoted as saying the vignette "was interpreted as being anti-Islam when, if anything, it was a denunciation of a cultural identity crisis in the West," the Italian news agency ANSA quoted Cavalleri as saying. "In any case, if, contrary to my and the author’s intentions, someone felt offended in his religious feelings, I willingly apologize as a Christian."

News reports said Cavalleri is a member of Opus Dei, a conservative religious organization that had the favour of the late pope John Paul.

Opus Dei on its website said that while it had no responsibility for the magazine, "we desire to apologize for any offence that was made."

Muslims make up a small percentage of people in predominantly Roman Catholic Italy.

Earlier this year, a minister in Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s conservative government was forced to resign after wearing a T-shirt with a caricature of Muhammad on state TV. The incident was blamed for rioting in Libya against Italian interests.

This is what the terrorists want. To intimidate the world with their threats of reprisals for any imagined slight.

They’ve won. And without even a fight.

(Thanks to DW for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 17th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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