Update:20 March 2006 - As noted on my blog page, so far this page has not been affected, but many other pages have been banned in Pakistan mostly because of the cartoons so I'm publishing this logo and explanation:
Since 28th February (2006), Pakistani Bloggers’ Freedom of Speech has been under attack by some, if not all, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who has chosen to block all blogs hosted on the blogspot.com domain. Political pressure groups have protested to the government to block those web sites displaying the controversial cartoon images of Prophet Muhammed (PBUH) that were hosted on the net. But instead of blocking specific sites, ISPs have simply blacklisted the entire domain, causing thousands of blogs to be inaccessible for viewing in Pakistan. It is our point of view, that any censorship of blogs is unacceptable, be it a few offensive sites inciting a hateful stereotype, or hundreds of blogs protesting controversial caricatures or even the thousands of sites that remain indifferent to the issue.
8 Feb 2006. Time to boycot Egypt guys. The cartoons were reprinted in the Egyptian newspaper Al Fagr back in October 2005 to deafening silence. Evidence from The Egyptian Sandmonkey
Here is the original Frontpage of the Newspaper
Here it is pointing out the date and one of the cartoons. Click on the Smaller one to get a bigger resolution.
The jyllands posten newspaper in Denmark commissioned and printed some cartoons about Muhammed, the founder of Islam. There have been howls of protest from miscellaneous soft skinned people who claim to be devout Muslims and other apologists from the secular elites in Europe.
I have always been curious about what the fuss is all about so I was very happy when Samizdata liked to a page that has all the cartoons. I am copying them here because that page was rather slow and filled with ugly popup ads.
I personally cannot help contrasting the reaction to these cartoons with the reaction to those that refer to Jesus and are apparently quite acceptable. In fact in the latter case it is apparently the Christians who need to get "with the program" not the cartoonist.
PS Welcome to all my visitors even(especially) the Moslem ones. I hope you remain secure in your faith, as one person who emailed me put it:
I would like to quote a word from the Quran that is a great source of comfort for the believers and a big slap to people like you. Here it is.
"Their intention is to extinguish Allah's light (by blowing) with their mouths. But Allah will complete His Light, even though the Unbelievers may detest (it). Al Qur'an 61:8