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hate vs. hate

An American Muslim cartoonist discusses the fallout from "Draw Muhammad Day". She makes a lot of good points and I had trouble deciding which bit to quote.

http://newsweek.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/guestvoices/2010/07/by_g_willow_wilson_when.html
As a Muslim in the comics industry I spend more time than is good for my mental health defending the art and the religion I love from each other. Events like the fallout from Draw Muhammad Day make me think I'm wasting my time--the hate runs too deep on both sides. My conscience won't let me support the criminalizing of art, but neither will it let me support a parade of cartoons depicting lurid, racist stereotypes of Arab men and passing them off as satire of a holy figure.


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demonspawnmom
Jul. 25th, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Beautifully written - thank you for sharing!
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