Moderate?

MODERATE?….From Marc Lynch:

I haven’t seen this reported anywhere in English (nothing shows up on Google News), but Al-Arabiya is featuring a report on a new petition issued by 41 leading Islamist personalities on February 13 calling for a resolution of the cartoons controversy through the passage of an international law criminalizing insults against Prophets (Mohammed, Jesus, and Moses are the ones named).

I gather from Marc’s post that in the Middle East this petition is basically considered a “moderate” one because it encourages conciliation and refuses to endorse violence. Count me as skeptical though. Anyone who thinks I should be tossed in jail for making fun of Jesus sure doesn’t sound very moderate to me.

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