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March 04, 2006

Yard-Blogging: Man Fights Media Embargo By Putting Mohammed Cartoons On Front Lawn

More guts than the NYT:

John Caffery called it an act of cowardice by U.S. newspapers for not publishing controversial Muslim-based cartoons, so the local resident decided to take matters into his own hands.

On the corner of Daisy and Norwood drives, Caffery erected a large sign Sunday afternoon with one of the cartoons. It also carries a message about the subsequent rioting throughout the world caused by the publishing of the cartoons in a Danish newspaper.

Caffery couldn't understand why American newspapers opted to omit the cartoons but write about the rioting. He said newspapers were not giving the public all of the information they needed to understand.

So he decided to be a source of information, he said, because it's a matter of free speech. At the very least, he can let his local community know the rioting, violence and denouncement of the United States is over a cartoon.

"It's cowardly for (a) newspaper giving in to the pressure from the Muslims for these so-called offending cartoons," Caffery said. "Most of the cartoons are pretty silly. The one out there on the sign is probably one of the least offending cartoons."


"It's not that I'm anti-Islam. It's that I'm anti-anybody who says you have to do as they insist or they're going to kill you."

When the institutions that are supposed to protect us from crime fail to do so, people turn to vigilantism. And when the institutions that are supposed to inform us refuse to do so, John Cafferty has turned to informational vigilantism.

Long live the vigilantes.

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