Tuesday, November 14, 2006

The Mohammed Images Are Not New.

Repost. Orignially posted March 20, 2006.

Millions protesting worldwide. Dead bodies lying in the streets. Over what, some cartoons? But why now? Despite what some would have you believe, printed images of Mohammed are not a new thing. The Mohammed Image Archive gives proof of that.

The Mohammed Image Archive is a compendium of images that depict Mohammed (the 7th-century founder of Islam), spanning all historical periods, cultures and genres. The inspiration for this Archive came from the global controversy over the publication of Mohammed cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, and the need for a comprehensive and even-handed look at the wide variety of Mohammed depictions in Islamic and Western societies from the Middle Ages until today.

View the Mohammed Image Archive, and decide for yourself : http://www.zombietime.com/mohammed_image_archive/
The open question remains, not just why the protests, and why the violence, but WHY NOW?

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