Has everyone heard about the 12 political cartoons that have caused riots throughout the Muslim world? The caricatures depict the prophet Mohammed wearing a bomb shaped turban with a lit fuse and such...
There are thousands of people rioting in the streets and burning flags and embassies.
There are many times throughout history when cartoons and animation have swayed public emotions and caused public unrest, and in this case, flag burning riots and death threats. This is a sobering example of the power we wield as artists.
What do you think is more important? Global freedom of speech and artistic freedom? or maintaining a level of respect for religious beliefs, especially those of a part of the world with an escalating temperature of violence?
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