By: Beatrice Fantoni | Canada.com
A Nova Scotia newspaper says it stands behind its decision to run a cartoon commenting on the Oslo bombing that some of its readers called offensive.
The Cape Breton Post of Sydney, N.S., ran a cartoon on Tuesday depicting two men in turbans, long beards and tunics sitting on a pile of human skulls and reading a newspaper headlined “Oslo massacre.” One of the men says, “Wow, they’re blowing themselves up,” while the other replies, “Perfect . . .”
Post managing editor Tom Ayers said he stands behind the cartoon, drawn by artist Sean Casey, because it is a fair comment on what Muslim terrorists might be thinking in reaction to the Norway attacks.