I wondered if directly showing the cartoons on here, for the purposes of debate, and in order to see what all the fuss is about, would be a directly offensive exercise to Islamic people?
Or does one wait a few months until the furore has died down? I am getting a spike in visitor activity today too – since many media organisations are not showing the cartoons, it appears that the Internet is the place to go.
Another question, in circumstances like this where it involves a foreign language newspaper essentially only available in that country, what would have been done before the Internet was invented? Is the decreasing ‘size’ of the world partly to blame?
Would the cartoon have even caused an outcry? If it did, how would it be reported in the news, and how would people get their eyes on the offending cartoons?