Well, its’ Charlie Hebdo against Al-Watan.
Cartoons against cartoons
Though the cartoons published in the secular paper Al-Watan are by no means demeaning any religion or religious personality, they do attack the American way of seeing the world in a way they want to see it especially when it comes to Muslims and how the United State usually does its best to show the world only the dark side instead of the good one.
It may not be a battle won but it surely shows people a good way of countering something that offends you. Protests erupted the world over when a film depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad in a derogatory fashion followed by cartoons published in French daily. Around 50 people died in the violence that followed the protests, scores were left injured and millions of dollars worth of property was damaged or destroyed.
The publishing of these cartoons by the Egyptian paper demonstrates a response can be made in a civil way as well. This step means going to their level and responding in kind. It will prove a point; give an answer, what it will not do is harming the cause the Muslims want to promote.