Corstange, Daniel: "Drawing Dissent. Political Cartoons in Yemen." In: PS: Political Science and Politics 40.2 (2007), S. 293–296.
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Keywords: Caricature, Denmark, Jemen, Randformen des Comics, Religion
Collection: PS: Political Science and Politics
Does the fallout from the now infamous Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad reflect inherent mass radicalism or irrationality on the part of Muslim societies? Judging from the news coverage broadcast to Western audiences, one would think so. Most media images focused on bearded men or veiled women demonstrating and burning flags reinforced by dramatic sound bites, as when the usually sober BBC (2006) cited one protester as saying: “They want to test our feelings. They want to know whether Muslims are extremists or not. Death to them and their newspapers.” These reactions seemed disproportionate, if not irrational, because of the medium: they were, after all, just drawings.
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