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They just can't help it?

The real perpetrators of the violence were the three imams who traveled throughout the Muslim world presenting the Mohammed cartoons and additional fakes at fundamentalist Mosques. [Jerry Gordon]

No, the real perpetrators of the violence were the violent perpetrators. Showing a cartoon is showing a cartoon, and violence is violence. Whether the original anodyne cartoons or the additional, more offensive fake ones, a cartoon is just a cartoon.

To be sure, if any egging on was done, the three imams were the egger onners, but it's strange that the three were not themselves egged on, either by the original cartoons or the ones they just happened to draw. Muslim combustibility is rather selective.

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