Save Muhammad al-Asadi!

Michelle Malkin and Gateway Pundit both have excellent posts up in support of Yemeni journalists Muhammad al-Asadi, who dared to publish the infamous “insulting cartoons” and is now marked for death.

Michelle explains that al-Asadi had published the cartoons in a responsible manner, showing editorial disapproval of them even as he published them in order to bring context to the unfolding story of the “cartoon wars.”

What makes the case against al-Asadi all the more insane is how and why the Yemen Observer published the cartoons: the paper published thumbnail copies of some of the cartoons in its Feb. 4 edition, but covered them with a thick black cross to show its disapproval. In two accompanying articles, the paper condemned the cartoons and provided negative reactions from Muslims worldwide. Despite the context, the Cartoon Jihadists want al-Asadi dead because the thumbnail of one of the cartoons–only 1.5cm [0.6 of an inch] by 2cm [0.8 of an inch], he notes–appeared on the front page.

But you know what? Well-done or not, in context or not, no one should be on trial for their life becasue they’ve published a cartoon.

You can contact the Yemen Embassy:
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen
2319 Wyoming Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20008
Telephone: (202) 965-4760
Fax: (202) 337-2017

Or you can sign a petition and E-mail from this site.

While you’re at Gateway Pundit, read also how this lovely Indian girl and her family are being shunned because she is studying folk dancing.

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