Thursday, June 30, 2011

Muslims Now Offended By Sharia-Compliant Minny Mouse

Do these people even know what they are angry about?  Via Anorak:

One of Egypt's richest men has been accused of mocking Islam after tweeting cartoons of Mickey and Minnie Mouse wearing conservative Muslim attire.

Telecoms mogul and Coptic Christian Naguib Sawiris apologised for re-posting the images on Twitter a few days ago, saying he meant no offence.

But several Islamic lawyers have filed a formal complaint and there are calls for a boycott of his businesses.....tens of thousands of people have joined groups on Facebook and other social media condemning him.

"There's a fine line between expressing your opinion/freedom of speech and being flat out disrespectful," said one woman.

Shares in Mr Sawiris' telecoms company, Orascom - Egypt's largest private employer - have already fallen as a result of the row and subsequent calls for a boycott.

The prosecutor general's office said a group of Salafist Muslim lawyers had filed a complaint accusing Mr Sawiris of religious contempt.

"How can a man like this make fun of Muslims, in a country on the brink of sectarian discord," Muslim cleric Mazen el-Sersawi said in a television interview.

"If this is just joking, why don't you depict Mickey Mouse as a monk or a nun?"

Well, I couldn't find Micky Mouse dressed as a priest, but I found a bishop dressed as Mickey Mouse:

As far a being a nun, well, Mickey Mouse is a boy, and so....well, I suppose I understand the confusion, what with sharia-compliant women dressed essentially in sacks, but trust me, my Egyptian friends, male mice do not wear nun's attire.

But to get back to my original point...isn't the image of the dhimmi Minnie deferential towards Islam, as it subjugates her to it's 12th century attitude towards women?  Is this image not an example of religious respect, as opposed to contempt?  What they hell is there to be angry about?  Are the people of Islam so beaten into submission that they will anger simply when told to do so, even when it completely defies even the most basic logical premises?

And why do we pay these people any mind whatsoever?

1 comment:

Lenny Taylor said...

Dear Jerseynut,

Like your blog!

Please have a look at this youtube video and facebook survey regarding the motives behind the flotilla.

Feel free to pass this on to any of your friends, as well.
G-d Bless

Lenny Taylor