It seemed reasonable to at least ask this question but it was too good to remain true. I'm sure his apology was in essence begging for his life. Do you think our Supreme Court could find the "right" to not be offended in the penumbras and emanationso of the Constitution?
"What brings more prejudice against Islam, these caricatures or pictures of a hostage-taker slashing the throat of his victim in front of the cameras or a suicide bomber who blows himself up during a wedding ceremony in Amman?" wrote Jihad Momani.
Jordan editor sacked for reprinting Islam cartoons
By Suleimam al-Khalidi
AMMAN (Reuters) - The publisher of a Jordanian tabloid weekly newspaper has sacked a chief editor who reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad that have caused outrage across the Islamic world.
Editor Jihad Momani apologised on Friday and said he had wanted to illustrate the extent of the insult against Islam and Muslims in the Danish cartoons.
Momani was dismissed by the publishers of his Shihan weekly hours after its Thursday edition carried the cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.
Arab Printers Company, the publisher, also withdrew copies of the popular tabloid from news stands across the country and promised tough moves against those involved.
In a public letter of apology, Momani said he did not mean to cause offence by reprinting the cartoons as part of an article headlined "an Islamic Intifada (Uprising) against the Danish insult to Islam."
"Oh I ask God to forgive me and I announce to everyone my deep regret for the gross mistake I have committed in Shihan without intention, which I fell into in my enthusiasm to defend our religion and the life of the Prophet," Momani said.
The Paris newspaper France Soir sacked its managing editor this week after the daily printed the cartoons.
Shihan also published in its article a list of Danish firms and companies that Islamist activists have urged consumers to boycott through a mobile text message and e-mail campaign.
you're damn right it is! the paper is probably hoping they won't be bombed as well...aq is alive and operating in jordan, you know.
hey, gotta give 'em props for taking a stand as long as they did, i guess.