Posts tagged "UN"

Banning Contempt

01 February 2006 Jyllands-Posten, the Danish newspaper which prompted world-wide Muslim protests after publishing cartoons criticized as blasphemous, in which the Prophet Mohammed was depicted wearing a bomb-shaped turban or telling suicide bombers he’d “run out of virgins” with which to reward them, received multiple bomb threats yesterday, one day after it apologized for the publication. The cartoons, which...

Rise Up, Rich Men and Soldiers!

24 January 2006 Pity the poor New York Times, struggling to cover foreign affairs as best it can absent serious discussion of class and religion. The latest example is “Fear and Death Ensnare U.N. Soldiers in Haiti,” by Ginger Thompson. There’s not much question in the piece that while the bullets come from the slums, the “fear and...