The spokeswoman for a leading Muslim-American group called the latest provocation from New York Post cartoonist Sean Delonas "insane," but the paper seems to have lost some of its its power to shock.
The cartoon, which compares an Afghan woman's brutal execution at the hands of the Taliban to Katie Holmes' struggles with Tom Cruise's belief in Scientology, ran on Page Six of the Post Thursday. Delonas' image, a stylized depiction of the murder, sparked condemnation from some Muslims, who also said the cartoon as representative of the Post's lengthy history of printing content offensive to Muslims.
"I think that the incident that took place with the execution of this woman was heinous and completely in violation of Islamic teachings," said Edina Lekovic, Director of Policy & Programming at the Muslim Public Affairs Council. "But to draw this sort of sensational attack on Islam using the news peg of the TomKat divorce is just insane."