Argument: Western cartoonists should not be held to a double standard
- Daniel Pipes. "We are all Danes now". The Jerusalem Post. Feb 7, 2006 - "The key issue at stake in the battle over the 12 Danish cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad is this: Will the West stand up for its customs and mores, including freedom of speech, or will Muslims impose their way of life on the West? Ultimately, there is no compromise; Westerners will either retain their civilization, including the right to insult and blaspheme, or not.
- More specifically, will Westerners accede to a double standard by which Muslims are free to insult Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism, while Muhammad, Islam and Muslims enjoy immunity from insults? Muslims routinely publish cartoons far more offensive than the Danish ones; are they entitled to dish it out while being insulated from similar indignities?"
- The Danish Mohammed Cartoon Issue". The Middle East Now. Retrieved 3.29.08 - "Take a look at this double standard:. The Arab world is complaining about Denmark publishing offensive cartoons, yet the Arab media publishes cartoons much more offensive than Denmark did. Unfortunately I have not been able to find a lot of the cartoons that I was looking for because since this event happened many Arabic newspapers appeared to have taken their offensive cartoons of the net. However, take a look at some of the cartoons that I did find, then tell me if you still believe that Arab/Islamic world as any right to speak. The following are cartoons that have been published by Arab media"