Esther at Islam in Europe just sent us a brief note about a recent incident in Norway involving taxi drivers who are outraged about a cartoon of Mohammed as a pig. I heard about the affair several days ago, but there was very little news of it in English.
This story has been gathering steam over the past few days.
Last week Dagbladet published a story about a link from the PST (Norwegian Security Service) Facebook page to a cartoon of Mohammed, which portrayed Mohammed as a pig writing in the Koran. There were concerns that this link could cause riots in both Norway and Pakistan. The story was illustrated with a screenshot. While the PST story was ignored, and various people are now claiming it was a non-issue all along, Muslim taxi drivers in Oslo went on strike twice to protest the Dagbladet story. Several protests are planned for tomorrow.
To protect the equipoise of readers who might be offended by the Mo-Pig (and to pique the curiosity of the rest), I’ve placed the offending illustration below the jump.
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There! Now you know the worst.
Time to burn some Norwegian flags, yes?
More details at Esther’s place.