This story continues to become more complex. I’m still of the opinion that it was wrong for the cartoons to be initially published. To my mind this has nothing to do with free speech and everything to do with respect for ones fellow human beings. However, in the light of the fact the cartoons were published in Egypt without incident before any of the re-prints in Europe it is becoming increasingly clear that militant groups and the governments of certain countries have been largely responsible for stirring up feeling over the issue (As an aside – Quite why no UK papers seem to have reported on this I don’t quite know, as the information was fairly widely mentioned in various blogs yesterday).
Meanwhile a UK Christian website is trying to collect attempting to collect cartoons ‘showing how people of all nations and faiths can live in peace’. When asked upon a cartoonists forum nobody could think of anything they had done that fitted the bill, but I have, after some contemplation, come up with a contribution of sorts:
Update: The Good News has posted their first positive peace-promoting cartoon.