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Disinformation in cartoon controversy?

by Bill Osler / February 5, 2006 6:52 AM PST

I mentioned in an earlier post that I saw a claim that some of the popular response to the recent Danish cartoons was a result of disinformation. I couldn't find the link then. Here it is:

Imams showed pedophile Mohamed

Allegations that 'The Prophet' was a pedophile have surfaced from time to time in the past, and they are vigorously denied by Muslims. That would certainly add to the public response. Other alleged images, such as the cartoon depicting sex with a dog would also be patently offensive.

Is the allegation reliable? Or is the blog's allegation disinformation? I wish I knew.

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Did you see the link I supplied in answer to ...
by EdH / February 5, 2006 7:01 AM PST

your post of yesterday?

From the same source I think.

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Buried a little bit
by EdH / February 5, 2006 7:19 AM PST
towards bottom of page
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(NT) (NT) adds a new dimension to the topic
by Dragon / February 5, 2006 9:05 AM PST
In reply to: Buried a little bit
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I saw your reply on that thread ...
by Bill Osler / February 5, 2006 8:25 AM PST
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I've seen this too
by C1ay / February 5, 2006 8:29 AM PST

Somewhere I saw some mention of an additional 3 cartoons that were being circulated in some pamphlet designed to incite.

I think the media is largely responsible for inciting the reactions we're seeing as well. There are more than a billion Muslims and I don't think there's a million of them involved in these protests. The media portrays them as the whole of the Muslim world though making Muslims in other areas think the numbers of protesters are really larger than they are. The media is thus inciting riots over the issue. Just another instance of the media yelling fire in a crowded theatre.

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by C1ay / February 5, 2006 9:19 AM PST
In reply to: I've seen this too
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i may be out of touch with the subject
by jonah jones / February 5, 2006 11:58 AM PST

but i think that if a cartoon of the prophet mohammed being rear ended by a dog had been published in any MAJOR newspaper, there would have neem even MORE riots...


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(NT) (NT) Did he have a child bride? Historically speaking.
by Kiddpeat / February 5, 2006 2:10 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Allegedly
by EdH / February 5, 2006 7:51 PM PST
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by Paul C / February 5, 2006 9:17 PM PST

Here is a Google search for the search terms "Mohammed child bride pedophilia." Draw your own conclusions, although I will say that although in societies of the time (including Western ones) taking young girls as wives was not at all unusual, the norm was to at least wait till after the onset of menses (12? 13? 15?). Mohammed's bride Aisha appears to have been 6 when married off; the sexual relationship was consumated at age 9 - and that seems to have been unusual even by the standards of that age...

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Betrothed at 6...
by EdH / February 5, 2006 9:22 PM PST
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married at between 9 and 17 from what I've seen.

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