Subscribe to my feed...

Thursday, 2 February 2006

The Danish Cartoons - A Personal Statement by Robert Swipe.

Yowser Swipesters!

As you will be aware, the blogosphere has been overwhelmed with a heated debate surrounding the infamous Danish cartoons currently being disseminated on the web. The withdrawal of the images from prominent European publications has fueled concerns among civil liberties organisations that freedom of speech is being undermined as militants threaten to bomb the headquarters of publishers who persist in promoting the controversial images.

We here at Swipe Towers have made no secret of our contempt for such bullying tactics. We have nothing but respect for the vast majority of peaceful, law-abiding Muslims currently sharing our multicultural society with us. OK, they may be smelly, look kinda weird and have peculiar ideas about corporal punishment and personal hygiene, but hey! that's no reason to have them all deported and their places of worship incinerated and shoot anyone who looks vaguely like one in the head several times as they're trying to get a tube to work - is it? But for all that, on this issue we feel strongly compelled to run the risk of alienating our large audience of Muslims - hi guys, I know you're out there!! Enjoying the smut?? - by standing shoulder to shoulder with our fellow bloggers against this outrageous intimidation. Some of you may already be aware of the Ink Slinger's campaign to get as many of us as possible to display the controversial Danish images in order to convey our contempt for this gross diminution of our personal freedom. We thought long and hard about joining in with this, mindful of the offence it might cause to our Islamic friends, but in the end there was only ever one outcome. So, fearless and proud of the blogging traditions we uphold, we present - completely uncensored and unadulterated - the pictures they would have you not see. In the name of Freedom and Democracy we say:


Love on y'all (and I MEAN y'all!!)


© 2006 Swipe Enterprises

No comments:

Post a Comment