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Could humour bring an Islamic Enlightenment?

Iraqis are posting dozens of YouTube 'blooper' videos. My favourite is that of Moqtada al-Sadr as the chief penguin in the film Little Feet, dancing to music from Mahdi army rallies. The Danish National Library is also helping to lighten the Islamic mood by stating that it intends to archive the Danish cartoons as they are of historic value and several museums wish to host exhibitions. Amazingly the Muslim spokesman who led the campaign against the cartoons, which resulted in 100 deaths worldwide, now says the 'provocation' would be ignored. Humour and common sense could save the world.( However the spokesman's friends have now been rioting for six days after a cartoon was reprinted so perhaps not.)

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