Unfortunately, this will be it. A reinforced stereotype of an Islamic culture that seems to only know one way to react -- violently. Is it true? That's not my place to say. But I guarantee you that a lot more people feel that way now than did before.
This is the last I hope we ever speak of this business on this blog. But here are some final links:
- Via Sullivan, the revelation that an Egyptian newspaper republished the cartoons in October without a peep from the Muslim world. Need any more proof that this whole thing was politically motivated?
- Cartoons on the cartoons (including the one above).
- On The Colbert Report, Stephen tries to patch things up by making an insulting cartoon about Denmark. One involves Hamlet and Hans Christian Anderson eating the little mermaid, while a Norwegian viking has sex with Queen Margrethe II. Click on "Kidding" after following the link.