Friday, June 22, 2007

Which Takes Courage?

Doing this in Iran ...

A student holds a sign reading, 'Fascist President, Polytechnich is not your place', as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, unseen, speaks at the Amir Kabir Technical University, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, in a rare demonstration against the president.

... or doing this in London:

Muslims protest outside Regents Park Mosque in central London against the knighthood of Salman Rushdie, Friday June 22, 2007. Muslims angered by Britain's decision to honor author Salman Rushdie with a knighthood held a rally in London Friday, warning the furor threatens to match the fierce reaction to publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Denmark in 2006.

Both photos by Associated Press.