Sunday, February 26, 2006

Ville Ranta's comics on Islam

This short comic (go ahead, it's in English) has stirred up some controversy here in Finland. Well, not some: the editor of the magazine that published this was fired and some of the artist's future appointments were cancelled, too. This has to do with the Danish cartoon of Mohammed with a bomb under his turban and the revolts it caused. Now everyone is afraid of drawing anything that has something to do with Islam or Mohammed.

But can you really say there's anything derogatory about the Ranta comic? I don't think so either. Ranta shows both sides, shows that even if one chooses his side (as he himself - he's the guy that talks to Mohammed - says, he opposed Bush and the Iraq war) there's still confusion about what to think. And Mohammed gets the last word on this!

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