Letter to the Editor
Spec cartoon offensive
THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR (Aug 31, 2010)
Re: Editorial cartoon (Aug. 27)
Your cartoon showing terrorists lining up for Jihadi idol was offensive and in bad taste.
Jihad is a basic tenet of Islam. It means to strive in God’s way. Cartoons like these lead people to believe jihad is to terrorize people and blow things up — it isn’t.
I expect The Spec to be more mindful of the images it displays, instead of further propagating a stereotype. Islam already has a fractured reputation with the masses, and you certainly aren’t helping.