Muslims offended by Taliban/abortion law comparison
The ad ran in Sunday’s paper in the Knoxville News Sentinel and the Times Free Press in Chattanooga. It’s a cartoon of a man in a turban standing over top a woman with his foot pinning her down.
In the man’s folded arms is a rolled paper saying ‘Amendment #1′, which is a proposed legislation that would allow state lawmakers to make more laws concerning abortion. The ad calls the amendment the Tennessee Taliban Amendment, and says voting no will keep Tennessee legislators from controlling women.
Muslims across the state are furious about the depiction….
The group who purchased the ad is called the Tennesseans for Preservation of Personal Privacy. A lawyer for the group said that they never intended to offend anyone with the ad campaign.
“The idea that this was intended in any way to insult the Muslim community, or that it would have that effect, it wasn’t expected, and certainly never was intended,” attorney Michel Kaplan said.
~ Local8now.com, reporting on the offense taken by Muslims over a newspaper ad comparing restrictive abortion laws to the Taliban, , May 29