Printer to Muslims : Typo resulted in Mo H. Ammed being seen as cartoon Mohammed - murder and mayhem can stop now
Wild and crazy guy burning flag in Teheran was inspiration for Mo H. Ammed cartoons
MIM: It turns out that the Muslim rioting was for nothing. The Danish news paper had actually commissioned a contest to draw a European cartoon version of an Middle Eastern wild and crazy guy called Mo H. Ammed.
The printer left out the periods and the name was misprinted as Mohammed since he resembled other cartoons with a character of the same name.
Of course, this might not make any difference - since the Koran flush riots continued for days despite the fact that it had never happened. As the French Foreign Minister said :http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=topNews&storyID=2006-02-03T114139Z_01_L03545299_RTRUKOC_0_UK-RELIGION-CARTOONS.xml "I am totally shocked and find it unacceptable that -- because there have been caricatures in the West -- extremists can burn flags or take fundamentalist or extremist positions which would prove the cartoonists right..."
Mohammed cartoon which led to mistaken identity between Mo H. Ahmmed and Mohammed -note that the spelling was changed to Muhammad in the drawing below
Danish cartoonists were planning to base their drawings on this ' wild and crazy guy' in Teheran -who would have been given the name of Mo H. Ammed
A Danish printer not used to Muslim names forgot to put in the hyphens which caused the names on the cartoons to appear as Mohammed in the cartoon above. Now that the typo was discovered, will the Muslims apologise for burning Danish embassies and pay for all the damaged property?
Will they stop boycotting Legos and buttercookies too?