The 'No Punching Down' Case Against Satirising Islam

My CFI post on this is now up here.


Steven Carr said…
I guess the cartoonists were punching down against those people armed with AK-47's.

Those gunmen didn't stand a chance, punching up against people armed with pencils.

Drawing an image of Muhammad is not satire, no more than Catholic images of Jesus are satire.
kwan_e said…
I'll add one more thing, and that satirising Islam IS punching up. The 'up' is the direction of undue privilege, and there is no greater undue privilege than a belief that your personal thoughts and ideas should be coddled or they have a right to kill you and people around you.