Thursday, March 23, 2006

Moral equivalence run amok

Afghan convert controversy mirrors cartoons row

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor

ROME (Reuters) - The strong Western response to a threatened death sentence for an Afghan convert to Christianity looks something like a mirror image of the Muslim reaction to the Prophet Mohammad caricatures printed in the European press.
(Hat tip: LGF.)

UPDATE: Reuters has updated the article to downplay the moral equivalence angle. See related post here for a comparison of the new and old text.