This is a bit pretentious, considering I’m just some idiot on the internet with an audience of about 12 people, but I nonetheless would like to reprint in this space the muhammed cartoon that has caused untold lunacy and resulted in an assassination plot against the man who drew it, 73-year old Kurt Westergaard. It’s about principles, really, and my principles dictate that, as a rational human being (to say nothing of being a cartoonist), I stand in solidarity with this man who dared to speak ill of a religion whose fundamentalists like to kill people who accuse them of being violent. Free speech–that’s what matters. I realize that most of the people reading this may not give a damn about my thoughts on this issue, but I find I just can’t keep silent–however unsolicited my opinions may be. The recent news of violence in Copenhagen in reaction to Danish papers reprinting the cartoon in solidarity makes me, er, rather annoyed. You might even say it pisses me right the fuck off. Horrible to think that one of the most beautiful cities on earth could be marred by such insanity. So there’s the cartoon, reprinted above for your convenience, and more relevant with every torched car and defiled Danish flag.