Before the usual suspects flip out with predictable counter-outrage of their own about this, perhaps they might want to read this article from the Tayside and Fife Courier.
“I’ve not heard anything about that from members of the community,” Mr Sarwar said. “I was round some shops today and at the mosque and nobody has said anything about it.” Mr. Sarwar said that religious sensitivities would prevent him from displaying the postcard on a building of religious significance but there was nothing to stop them being displayed in shops.
“There is not a dog — it is just a picture,” he said.
Sorry to ruin all your fun there, BT’ers.
Oh, it does all get sooooo tiresome at times, doesn’t it?
Update: Oh yawn, how predictable. Behold Wingnuttia pissing itself silly, right on cue: Atlas Shrugs, Little Green Footballs, Moonbattery, TigerHawk, protein wisdom, Neptunus Lex, Hot Air, QandO, The Corner and Pajamas Media. Hysterial, moronic fuckwits — each and every one of them.
Update2: Well at least Damian didn’t get fooled. Imagine that!
Update3: Bonus Hilarity from Five Feet of Fecal Matter™
Oh yeah, NOW they’re pretending they don’t care, and are shutting up/lying like they always do. Muslims typically bitch, moan and mumble, and do the ‘adult’ equivalent of holding their breath until they get their way. As soon as they sense a backlash, they lose their balls and wimp out. “Oh it wasn’t us.”
I don’t trust them either way.
LOL. This from the same people who are always claiming there are no “moderate” Muslims. And lo and behold, when they are shown to exist and they do make their quite reasonable views known, they’re brusquely dismissed as irrelevant, disingenuous, or worse... Which just goes to show what really motivates the rabid Islamophobia of such individuals; it’s racism and bigotry, pure and simple.
Update5: Semi-related… A Japanese television ad was pulled recently after numerous complaints (mostly from foreign bloggers it seems) because the company’s mascot, a monkey, was used in a context that invited comparisons to Barack Obama. E-Mobile apparently had absolutely no awareness whatsoever of the cultural sensitivities involved.
“We had no bad intentions, but this is a cross-cultural gap issue and we have to accept it,” eMobile’s chief executive, Sachio Semmoto, told Reuters. “There are African-Americans in Japan, so we decided to take prompt action and shut down the ad. For two years I’ve been saying Obama has the capacity to change America, the kind of capacity that Japan needs,” Semmoto said. It should be noted that monkeys are revered in Japan, and their image can be found at numerous Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.