Kurt Westergaard has no regrets

Reuters carries an interview with the Turbomb cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. The 72-year-old atheist has no regrets. Indeed, he believes that the publication of the Motoons was, all things considered, a positive thing.

I would do it the same way (again) because I think that this cartoon crisis in a way is a catalyst which is intensifying the adaptation of Islam.

Without a cartoon that provoked the Muslims, it would have been something else; a novel a play, a movie, this situation would have occurred sooner or later anyway.

He also makes clear his thoughts about his Turbomb cartoon, which has been subject to various misinterpretations, from “racist provocation” to “all Muslims are terrorists”.

I have no problems with Muslims. I made a cartoon which was aimed at the terrorists who use an interpretation of Islam as their spiritual dynamite.

(Hat tip The Comics Reporter)

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