Published February 08, 2006
Printing controversial cartoons would be unnecessary, inflammatory
Im writing to say that, as a member of the media in a free society, you have a RESPONSIBILITY to publish the controversial cartoons on Islamofascism.I can understand the indignation of having your religion, and your religious leaders, portrayed in unflattering, even blasphemous, ways by secularists in the mainstream media. It happens to Christians ALL THE TIME in America and Europe.But indignation is NEVER an excuse for violence. And threats of violence need to be *resisted* in free nations. And the best form of resistance to Islamofascist threats here? PUBLISH THE CARTOONS.As freedom-loving people, we need to resist the Islamofascists on ALL fronts. In solidarity with the people of free Europe and in support of the concept of freedom of the press, you need to PUBLISH the Danish cartoons. Thank you. Patrick Rice Retired Mil. OlympiaExecutive Editor Vickie Kilgore: The Olympian will not publish these cartoons because the images are unnecessarily inflammatory and insensitive. The newspaper has published reports on the issue from the news services we subscribe to. Those stories have described the cartoons sufficiently for readers to understand the issues.