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    • 10.02.06 | 21:38 (IST)

    "Someone please explain to me the moral here when it is ok to insult the prophet of one religion yet banning a conference that includes an article denying the Holocaust?" There are several answers to this. One -- the prophet is long dead and will not be offended by these cartoons. Holocaust survivors and the families of holocaust victims are still alive today. Two -- since nobody alive has met the prophet, any representation of him would nescessarily be incomplete and not a representation of any historical truth. The Holocaust, however, was a historical event, and consequently, the expectation exists that an academic conference about it would include truthful discussions and verifiable proclimations. Cartoons are meant to opine. Academic conferences are to educate. Three, offense is in the eye of the beholder; ie it is subjective. A lie is a verifiable untruth; i.e. it is objective.

    from the article: U.S. Jews block conference set to include anti-Israel professors
    First published 00:00 09.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 09.02.06
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