Thursday, April 13, 2006

But will there be any work for the street sweepers? 

Members of Islamic Defenders Front tear an edition of Indonesian version of Playboy magazine apart during a protest outside the building housing the magazine's office in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, April 12, 2006. Muslim activists demanding that Playboy stop publishing the magazine in Indonesia stoned the company's editorial office and clashed with police officers guarding the building. (AP Photo/Achmad)
Look, I'm not really trying to imply there is anything lurking behind these incredible displays of piety other than, well, more piety. But looking at the intensity on these guys faces as they stare down their copies of the reviled Playboy, I can't help thinking that when the street sweepers are called in to clean up the usual post-protest mess, they might not find very many torn up pieces of magazine paper to sweep.

Maybe just the articles.

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