Monday, August 27, 2007

Washinton Post: Mocking a dead Falwell is OK, Mocking Radical Islam is not

There was "considerable alarm" over the above strip at the highest echelons of The Washington Post Co. According to sources, the strips were shown to Muslim staffers at The Washington Post to gauge their reaction, and they responded "emotionally" to the depiction of a woman dressed in traditional Muslim garb and espousing conservative Islamic views. WP Writers Group comics editor Amy Lago said that she didn't want to "offend" Muslims with a mild sex joke. See the entire strip here. It's nice to know that the Washington Post maintains a blatant double standard whereby offending conservative Christians and Jews is A-OK, but even a mild negative reference to Islam requires censorship and red-alerts. Amy Logo wins the Whoosy of the day award.

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