Thursday, February 23, 2006

Now you can't even mention about Mohammed

World: I got it. This point on it will be "He who must not be named!"

NEW YORK A Malaysian newspaper said the government may take action against it for publishing Monday's "Non Sequitur" comic mentioning the Prophet Muhammad, according to a Bloomberg report. Wiley Miller's Feb. 20 cartoon, which can be viewed here, shows an artist next to a sign saying: "Caricatures of Muhammad while you wait!" The caption reads: "Kevin finally achieves his goal to be the most feared man in the world." After the cartoon was published in the New Strait Times, police received complaints from Malaysia's Islamic opposition party (Parti Islam SeMalaysia) and three nongovernmental organizations. The Times got a show-cause letter from the Internal Security Ministry and was given three days to explain in writing why action shouldn't be taken against it for running the cartoon, which the ministry said breached the conditions of the newspaper's publishing permit. "Once again, it seems the ironically challenged have just validated the point of the satire," said Miller, when reached today by E&P. Times Editor in Chief Hishamuddin Aun said in a statement published on the front page today: "The matter is in the hands of the authorities. Everyone should allow the law to take its course."
Cartoon here. I need to trademark the phrase before someone...ah damn it.

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