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  • Where's the Lead in the Pencil? Mark Steyn

    01/15/2015 12:25:59 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 14 Jan 2015 | Mark Steyn
    The cover of this week's Charlie Hebdo (right) shows Mohammed shedding a tear and holding up a "Je suis Charlie" sign under the headline "Tout est pardonné" - all is forgiven. The illustration is unclear: Is Mohammed forgiving the secular leftie blasphemers? Or are the secular lefties forgiving Mohammed and his murderous believers? The Commentator devotes an editorial to the subject, and finds it "a strange cover" symbolic of "western confusion". On the other hand, Paul Berman in The Tablet thinks "uncertainty lends majesty". On the other other hand, over at Ace of Spades, they think Charlie's staff are mocking...
  • NYT editor: Cartoons blaspheming Mohammed are different from anti-semitic cartoons

    01/14/2015 3:09:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/14/2015 | AllahPundit
    The double standard laid bare. If you’re a devout believer of whichever faith and eager to see less blasphemy in the media, as many Americans are, there’s no other conclusion to draw here than, “I need to be much, much angrier.” The image of the prophet Mohammed, however, seems to occupy its own category, with its own rules. Last week, Baquet told me via email that as editor of the Times he had to consider “the Muslim family in Brooklyn who read us and is offended by any depiction of what he sees as his prophet.” [sic] When I...
  • Three million copies of Charlie Hebdo to feature Mohammed cartoons

    01/12/2015 7:05:20 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 1 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/12/2015
    Paris (AFP) - This week's three million copies of Charlie Hebdo, the first post-attack issue of the French satirical weekly, will defiantly feature caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, its lawyer said Monday. The special issue, to come out on Wednesday, will also be offered "in 16 languages" for readers around the world, one of its columnists, Patrick Pelloux, said. Charlie Hebdo's lawyer, Richard Malka, told French radio the upcoming publication will "obviously" lampoon Mohammed -- among other figures -- to show staff will "cede nothing" to extremists seeking to silence them. The two gunmen who slaughtered 12 people in their...
  • Do Not Submit! Republish the Mohammed Cartoons Everywhere. Here’s How.

    01/07/2015 10:05:25 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 109 replies
    http://www.zombietime.com ^ | Wed, Jan 7, 2015 at 9:24 am | www.zombietime.com
    Today’s terror attack on Charlie Hedbo, the irreverent French satirical magazine that was one of the few media outlets in France to publish the original “Mohammed cartoons,” is an attempt by Islamic fundamentalists to enforce shari’a worldwide, even on non-Muslims. We must not let them succeed. Self-censoring out of fear means self-imposition of shari’a (Islamic law). Self-censoring out of “respect” (actually just a euphemism for fear) means you are submitting to the terrorists’ worldview. The way to overcome them in this instance is to overwhelm them with disrespect and mockery. They can silence one magazine, but they can’t silence the...
  • A Tribute to Charlie Hebdo (View Muhammed Cartoons)

    01/07/2015 9:41:33 AM PST · by mojito · 21 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/7/2015 | Lachlan Markay
    “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.” –Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier (1967 – 2015), publisher, Charlie Hebdo. On Wednesday morning, the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo was once again targeted by violent jihadists for the crime of depicting in print the image of the Prophet Mohammed. According to initial reports, three gunmen killed 10 magazine staffers and two police officers who responded to the shooting. The magazine’s offices were firebombed in 2011 after it initially published cartoons depicting Mohammed, one of a string of attacks retaliating against predominately European publications that dared to “blaspheme.”
  • Buchanan of Arabia

    02/20/2006 4:50:45 PM PST · by rmlew · 116 replies · 2,017+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 17, 2006 | Ilana Mercer
    "Dhimmitude, or dementia" – take your pick – is how commentator Lawrence Auster lamented Patrick J. Buchanan's recent lapses. Mr. Buchanan has come out against the Danes for their finger-in-the-dyke bravery in the face of Islamic bullies – and for foreign aid for Hamas for their election victory in the Palestinian Authority. Before Hamas came to power, Buchanan had been a principled opponent of foreign aid, rightly calling it a racket and a shakedown. But Hamas, a deeply and indelibly anti-Semitic terrorist outfit, changed that. In a positively bacchanalian column, Buchanan exalts Hamas for its "sacrifice" and dedication, and mocks...
  • The Unholy Past of the Muslim Cleric Demanding the Pope's Execution

    09/19/2006 10:16:15 AM PDT · by TaxachusettsMan · 24 replies · 1,237+ views
    ThisIsLondon.Co.UK ^ | September 19, 2006 | ThisIsLondon
    At 39, Anjem Choudary should be a symbol of success. Born into a working-class family, he has risen - thanks to opportunities offered by the British education system - to become a lawyer. Instead, Mr Choudary preaches hatred and murder in the streets of Britain to the next generation of young, impressionable Muslims. This week he stood outside Westminster Cathedral to call for the execution of the Pope as punishment for 'insulting Islam'. He fulminated against Benedict XVl, adding: "Whoever insults the message of Mohammed is going to be subject to capital punishment." It's a long way from days as...
  • Facebook Rival Launched In Pakistan After 'Blasphemous' Prophet Images Published

    05/28/2010 11:27:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies · 429+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | May 28, 2010 | Rob Crilly
    Facebook Rival Launched In Pakistan After 'Blasphemous' Prophet Images Published Web developers in Pakistan have launched a version of Facebook for the Muslim world after the social networking site was blocked for showing “blasphemous” images of the Prophet Mohammed. By Rob Crilly 28 May 2010 Six young IT experts in the city of Lahore have set up MillatFacebook – using the Urdu word for nation – which they hope will become a hub for Muslims around the world. Omar Zaheer Meer, one of the founders, said the site was launched on Wednesday and had already attracted 8,000 users. The aim,...
  • Something Is Rotten In The State Of Denmark (Mark Steyn: Echoes From "Hamlet" Alert)

    01/02/2010 12:12:05 PM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 1,751+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/02/2010 | Mark Steyn
    Remember the Danish cartoons? A 27-year old Somali does: Danish police on Friday shot and wounded a man trying to enter the home of an artist who drew controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The man, a 27-year-old Somalian who was armed with an axe, was caught trying to break into the home of Kurt Westergaard at 10pm local time, police said. Police shot the man, injuring him in his leg... Mr Westergaard's cartoon was seen at the time as the most controversial, as it depicted the Prophet with a bomb in his turban. "Controversial" but entirely vindicated by events...
  • Prayers and protests against cartoon continue

    03/16/2008 1:38:13 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 14 replies · 542+ views
    www.icenews.is ^ | 03152008 | Luna Finnsson
    A prayer leader in Tehran last week urged all Islamic countries to sever their ties with Denmark and with all “those who desecrate Prophet Muhammad.” According to a report in the Tehran Times, Ayatollah Khatami of the Assembly of Experts believes that the Danish cartoons depicting the religious figure are insulting and part of a plot to stop the spread of Islam in the world. “In Denmark, where the cartoons were published, the Quran became the best seller book, therefore they should know such actions will not serve their purpose,” Ayatollah Khatami told worshippers. Last month, newspapers in Denmark reprinted...
  • The Mohammed cartoons

    02/13/2008 8:40:36 AM PST · by marthemaria · 17 replies · 93+ views
    Despite death threats and warnings of economic retaliation Denmark’s three main newspapers will take the provocative step today of reprinting a cartoon showing the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb instead of a turban after the arrest yesterday of three suspected Islamic terrorists for plotting to murder the artist. The cartoon by Kurt Westergaard was one of 12 depicting the prophet which triggered riots around the world leading to dozens of deaths when they first appeared in 2005. The violent backlash demonstrated starkly the incendiary interface between Islam and the boundaries of freedom of expression in Europe. Denmark has a growing...
  • Danish papers reprint Muhammad cartoon

    02/13/2008 2:50:23 AM PST · by Clive · 24 replies · 537+ views
    Associated Press via Sun Media ^ | 2008-02-13 | (wire service)
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Denmark's leading newspapers are reprinting a cartoon that depicts the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban. The papers say they want to show their firm commitment to freedom of speech after Tuesday's arrest in western Denmark of three people accused of plotting to kill the man who drew the cartoon. The drawing by Kurt Westergaard and 11 other cartoons depicting Muhammad enraged Muslims two years ago when they appeared in a range of Western newspapers. Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of the prophet, even favorable ones, for fear it could lead to idolatry. The Jyllands-Posten newspaper,...
  • Danish Police Thwart Plot Over Muhammad Cartoons

    02/12/2008 10:34:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 453+ views
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | February 12, 2008
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) ― Danish police said Tuesday they have arrested three people suspected of plotting to kill one of the 12 cartoonists behind the Prophet Muhammad drawings that sparked a deadly uproar in the Muslim world two years ago. Two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan origin were arrested in pre-dawn raids in western Denmark, the police intelligence agency said. The Dane was suspected of violating Danish terror laws but likely would be released after questioning as the investigation continues, said Jakob Scharf, the head of the PET intelligence service. The two Tunisians would be expelled from Denmark, he...
  • Danish police arrest cartoon plotters

    02/12/2008 8:19:48 AM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 995+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | Februari 12 2008
    Ĺrhus - Police in Denmark have arrested four people suspected of planning an attack on one of the creators of the controversial Muhammad cartoons. The arrests were made in Ĺrhus. The intended victim was the 73-year-old cartoonist Kurt Westergaard. He had drawn an image of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb lodged in his turban. The publication of the 12 Muhammad cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten two years ago led to angry demonstrations in many Islamic countries; some 150 people were killed.
  • Danish Library To Exhibit Mohammed Cartoons

    01/30/2008 4:29:44 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 208+ views
    Danish library to exhibit Mohammed cartoons By our foreign staff Last Updated: 12:44pm GMT 30/01/2008 Denmark's Royal Library is risking the wrath of Muslims with plans to display controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked violent protest throughout the Islamic world two years ago. The 12 caricatures of Islam's founder were published in Danish newspapers in September 2005 triggering riots and violence which claimed the lives of over 50 people. Copenhagen's Royal Library – founded by King Frederik III in 17th century – is courting a new controversy by classifying the cartoons as “historic” objects alongside other Danish treasures,...
  • Mail companies refuse to distribute Muhammad caricature

    11/14/2007 3:47:19 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 12 replies · 263+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 11/14/2007 | TT/The Local
    Sweden's largest direct marketing company has joined the national postal service in refusing to distribute a political newspaper containing a caricature of the Muslim prophet Muhammad. Earlier this week Posten decided not to distribute SD-Kuriren - a newspaper produced by the far-right Sweden Democrats - in Svedala in southern Sweden. As the newspaper contained a reproduction of Lars Vilks's controversial illustration of Muhammad as a dog, the postal service said that to distribute the publication would constitute a security risk. "We want to protect the safety of our mail carriers. This illustration has provoked reactions that have led to death...
  • (Norway:) Memoir insults Muslims

    11/09/2007 7:00:15 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 17 replies · 895+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 11/09/2007 | www.aftenposten.no
    A passage where the controversial Hagen calls the prophet Mohammed a warlord, man of violence and abuser of women has, unsurprisingly, caused offense. "That the Islamic council is disappointed and angry and furious is as expected. I had more or less counted on this to happen when I wrote that," Hagen told newspaper Vĺrt Land. Norway's Islamic Council asked Norwegian Muslims to refrain from reacting to Hagen's book. Hagen's remarks come in connection with the massive trouble linked to the publication of caricatures of the prophet Mohammed. Hagen writes that the government's handling of the matter led to freedom of...
  • Mohammed Cartoon to Be Studied

    11/08/2007 8:55:08 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 13 replies · 148+ views
    www.sr.se ^ | 11/08/2007 | www.sr.se
    What actually happened when a Swedish newspaper published a picture of the prophet Mohammed as a dog? The Swedish Emergency Management Agency wants to find out, and is to give funding to Örebro University to look at reaction to the controversial publication. The university will also compare the reactions around the world to what happened following a similar publication by a Danish newspaper 2 years ago, but which reached much larger proportions. And the artist that first drew the pictures of Mohammed is taking his own look back at the controversy, by writing a musical about the events. Lars Vilks...
  • Danish political party threatened

    11/06/2007 4:27:40 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 10 replies · 87+ views
    www.aftenposten.no ^ | 11/05/2007 | Eivind Sřrlie/Jonathan Tisdall
    The decision by the Danish Folkeparti (People's Party) to use the highly controversial caricatures of the prophet Mohammed in their election campaign has resulted in terrorist threats. The Islamist terrorist organization the al-Aqsa Brigade threatened the DF in an interview with Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. "This party is dealing in the blood of the Danish population. It is dangerous," said al-Aqsa Brigade spokesman Khaled al-Jabbari. "We do not wish to see the Danish people as an enemy, but this could lead to actions." DF Party leader Pia Kjćrsgaard told Jylland-Posten that they would not give way to terrorists under any circumstances,...
  • (Denmark:) Mohammed Cartoon on Election Posters

    10/26/2007 7:00:24 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 39 replies · 97+ views
    Northern Light ^ | 10/25/2007 | Flemming Rose
    This week Denmark’s Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen called elections for November 13, and today Danish People’s party announced that they will place election posters around the country with a cartoon of the Muslim prophet Mohammed. They do not hide that they are inspired by the cartoon crisis in 2006 that put Denmark in the headlines around the world. Demonstrations and violence in the Muslim world erupted. The cartoon is drawn from a portrait of the prophet from a book about Islam by Alexander Ross published in 1683. Ross was behind the first translation of the Koran into English (1649)....
  • [Mohammed as a dog] Artist defiantly draws Prophet Mohammed

    10/16/2007 6:42:03 PM PDT · by Posting · 39 replies · 376+ views
    CNN ^ | October, 16, 2007
    HOGANAS, Sweden (CNN) -- Swedish artist Lars Vilks... 1 of 3 Al Qaeda has put a $100,000 price on his head and offered an extra $50,000 for anyone who murders him by slitting his throat after the eccentric artist and sculptor drew a cartoon depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog. One Swedish Muslim woman who lives just an hour-and-a-half drive from Vilks said she hopes to make good on the al Qaeda threat and slaughter Vilks like a lamb.http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/10/16/artist.controversy/?iref=mpstoryview
  • Mohammed cartoons 'sparked bomb plot' (Germany)

    09/02/2006 10:33:35 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 37 replies · 1,035+ views
    AFP ^ | September 02, 2006
    THE publication of caricatures depicting the Prophet Mohammed was the trigger for a failed attempt to bomb passenger trains in Germany, police have concluded. One of the main suspects, Youssef Mohammed el Hajdib, who was arrested in Germany on August 16, "interpreted (the cartoons) as an insult to Islam by the western world,'' Joerg Ziercke, the director of Germany's federal police, told Focus magazine in an interview to be published on Monday. He and the other main suspect in the failed plot, Jihad Hamad, who was arrested in Lebanon on August 24, were also influenced by the killing of the...
  • 'South Park' Creators Still Upset About Mohammed Censorship

    07/19/2006 7:29:43 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 50 replies · 1,569+ views
    starpulse ^ | today | staff
    The creators of controversial cartoon series South Park have blasted bosses of Comedy Central for blanking an image of Mohammed during an episode, following threats of violence from Muslim fundamentalists. Just weeks after the TV executives enraged Matt Stone and Trey Parker by refusing to air a repeat of their controversial 2005 Scientology episode, the pair were further annoyed when an Islam-related episode was censored. Comedy Central president Doug Herzog has since admitted that TV executives may have "overreacted," but Stone and Parker are still upset by the decision to doctor their show. Parker says, "If you're saying that this...
  • Videos Show Nature of Our Enemies

    06/03/2006 7:35:51 AM PDT · by LSUfan · 29 replies · 1,935+ views
    NEFA Foundation ^ | various | Unknown
    Here are three videos that should be being played all over the air waves in America, but the MSM will never do it. The first details many "foreign fighters" (AQ terrorists) who have been disposed of by our forces. This is who we're fighting people. Next time someone claims Iraq is not the center of the war on terrorism, send them a link to this video (you'll have to cut and paste; my poor html skills do not allow me to link this URL to the Windows Media Player file): http://www.nefafoundation.org/video/foreignfighters.wmv The next video shows a February protest by Islamists...
  • Dhimmi Alert! Comedy Central Censors Muhammad in South Park!

    04/13/2006 3:23:43 PM PDT · by Trupolitik · 62 replies · 1,328+ views
    Sean Hannity Message Board ^ | April 13, 2006 | Trupolitik
    Hey everyone. South Park was not allowed to show Muhammad in their latest episode. While I am sure some of you do not watch South Park or even Comedy Central. This is EXACTLY the kind of behavior the Islamist enemy demands from us. We must not let our media "submit" to the enemy's demands. PLEASE PLEASE write them and let them know you will NEVER turn to their channel again. We MUST not allow the Dhimmidom of our own US cable networks!! Sound Off! [url]http://www.comedycentral.com/help/questionsCC.jhtml[/url] Here is what I wrote: I am utterly disgusted at your censorship of South Park!...
  • `South Park' Creators Skewer Own Network

    04/13/2006 1:09:34 PM PDT · by oldleft · 158 replies · 3,920+ views
    AP via Yahoooooooo! ^ | 04-13-06 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK - Banned by Comedy Central from showing an image of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the creators of "South Park" skewered their own network for hypocrisy in the cartoon's most recent episode. The comedy — in an episode aired during Holy Week for Christians — instead featured an image of Jesus Christ defecating on President Bush and the American flag. In an elaborately constructed two-part episode of their Peabody Award-winning cartoon, "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker intended to comment on the controversy created by a Danish newspaper's publishing of caricatures of Muhammad. Muslims consider any physical...
  • Borders, Waldenbooks Won't Carry Magazine (it contains Mohammed cartoons!)

    03/29/2006 7:35:14 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 42 replies · 1,169+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/29/06 | Carolyn Thompson
    Borders and Waldenbooks stores will not stock the April-May issue of Free Inquiry magazine because it contains cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that provoked deadly protests among Muslims in several countries. "For us, the safety and security of our customers and employees is a top priority, and we believe that carrying this issue could challenge that priority," Borders Group Inc. spokeswoman Beth Bingham said Wednesday. The magazine, published by the Council for Secular Humanism in suburban Amherst, includes four of the drawings that originally appeared in a Danish newspaper in September, including one depicting Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban with...
  • America Supports Denmark (Today's Event in D.C.)

    02/24/2006 1:21:10 PM PST · by George - the Other · 30 replies · 2,863+ views
    2/24/2006 | George F. Sicka
    I had the good fortune, to participate in my second rally in support of Free Speech in front of the Danish Embassy, in less than a week. This one, organized by writer Christopher Hitchens, was all pro-freedom, with none of the hate-filled rhetoric that spewed forth from the mouth of New Black Panther Party leader Malik Zulu Shabazz, at last week’s Anti-Free Speech Rally. Those who arrived early today (the event was from 1-2pm) were treated with the offer of a free Danish pasty. Many of us who received one, choose to hoist these aloft, along with the signs and...
  • Cleric says suicide bombers poised to kill cartoonists

    02/23/2006 10:38:09 AM PST · by ncountylee · 49 replies · 1,138+ views
    dailytimes ^ | February 23, 2006
    PESHAWAR: A local cleric who offered $1 million and a car for the death of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) cartoonists said on Wednesday that suicide bombers had volunteered to “kill the blasphemers”. Yousaf Qureshi, the imam, or prayer leader, at the 300-year-old Mohabat Khan mosque in Peshawar, announced the reward on Friday. “The Prophet Muhammad’s blasphemers will not live and there are mujahideen who visited me to assure that such people will not be allowed to live for their unpardonable act,” the cleric told a news conference. “Mujahedin suicide bombers have contacted us and they are ready...
  • Stand up for Denmark! (Chris Hitchens looking for folks to join him at the Danish Embassy)

    02/21/2006 12:03:26 PM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 33 replies · 1,219+ views
    Editorial at Slate ^ | Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at 12:29 PM ET | Christopher Hitchens
    Stand up for Denmark! Why are we not defending our ally? By Christopher Hitchens Posted Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at 12:29 PM ET Chirstopher is looking for folks to join him at the Danish Embassy Put the case that we knew of a highly paranoid religious cult organization with a secretive leader. Now put the case that this cult, if criticized in the press, would take immediate revenge by kidnapping a child. Put the case that, if the secretive leader were also to be lampooned, two further children would be killed at random. Would the press be guilty of "self-censorship"...
  • Semi-News: Muslims Charge Editor Endangered Lives

    02/21/2006 10:04:57 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies · 85+ views
    azconservative ^ | 19 Feb 2006 | John Semmens
    The Muslim Al-Dimmah Foundation is charging that Vebjřrn Selbekk, the editor of the journal that published the controversial caricatures of the prophet Mohammed in Norway, endangered Norwegian lives. "The publication of these images of Mohammed is inciting Muslims to riot and attempt to slay the blasphemers,” said Kawlid Muhumma, leader of Al-Dimmah, an organization of devout lunatics. “Police must arrest Selbekk and put him in a safe place before someone kills him. We cannot be held responsible for the consequences if he is allowed to roam free." Muhumma added that innocent Muslims in Norway now feel unsafe, although he was...
  • D.C. Chapter 'Human Shield' Defense of Danish Embassy 2/18/06 (Durka, durka, cartoon jihad)

    02/19/2006 7:25:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 157 replies · 13,784+ views
    Sunday, February 19, 2006 | Kristinn
    Honor Roll: BillF, BufordP, Calvin*, Christopher Lincoln, cindy-true-supporter, Dave*, Ed Hudgins, GeorgeTheOther, Iraqikurd, Jimmy Valentine’s brother, Josh*, JoyJoyfromNJ, Kevin*, kristinn, Marylander, Mellora*, Ryan*, Tolerance Sucks Rocks, Tom the Redhunter, Trey*The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic and friends took a stand for freedom in the face of Islamofascism outside the Danish embassy in Washington, D.C. yesterday.We were there to counter a protest of the Mohammed cartoons by the New Black Panther Party and other assorted extemist Muslims.We started gathering in front of the embassy, located on Whitehaven St., NW, at noon, an hour before the radical Muslims were scheduled to arrive...
  • Cartoon Protesters: 'God Bless Hitler'

    02/19/2006 12:54:56 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 49 replies · 5,415+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | February 19, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    The Muhammad cartoon protest took a new direction in Pakistan this week as demonstrators took to the streets in Islamabad brandishing signs that proclaimed "God Bless Hitler." Tens of thousands of people took part in the latest round of protests, which took place throughout Pakistan - with gunfire and rioting erupting in some precincts. By midweek, three people, including an 8-year-old boy, had been killed. Pakistani intelligence officials told The Associated Press that members of outlawed Islamic militant groups had joined the protests and were inciting violence to undermine the government of President Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Rioting also broke out...
  • CNN: In Libya, 11 reportedly die in cartoon protests

    02/17/2006 4:21:28 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 10 replies · 397+ views
    CNN ^ | February 17, 2006
    Eleven people were killed and an Italian consulate was burned in Libya on Friday night during protests to denounce the publication of cartoons depicting the Muslim prophet Mohammed, sources in Libya said. There also was a "high number" of injuries, said an official with the Italian Embassy in Tripoli. The Italian consulate and surrounding area in Benghazi were evacuated after the protesters torched the building, Italian officials said. (Watch how authorities reacted when the protests turned violent -- 1:27) Another demonstration was held in Sebha, where demonstrators gathered after Friday prayers and issued a statement urging respect for religious shrines...
  • Kristol: Editor's Note (Why we reproduced the Mohammed cartoons)

    02/14/2006 4:55:21 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 14 replies · 826+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 13, 2006 | William Kristol
    TO ACCOMPANY the editorial in the new issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD, we have reproduced the page with the Mohammed cartoons from the September 30 Jyllands-Posten. Readers should be able to see what this controversy is about. More important, in light of recent instances of capitulation to the threats of radical Islamists, and in response to eloquent pleas by individuals like Walid-al-Kubaisi in Norway to publish the cartoons in order to protect freedom of expression, we wanted to do our small part to stand against intimidation by extremists.--William Kristol
  • FR member 'JustAWoman' radio interviews from Mon. Feb. 13th (LaShawn Barber re: black conservatives)

    02/14/2006 3:44:21 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 2 replies · 472+ views
    "Just A Woman" and KRLA 870am talk radio show ^ | Monday February 13th, 2006 | Lores Rizkalla
    Black Conservatives. Blogger extraordinaire, LaShawn Barber, has a thing or two to say about the NAACP, black leadership and the term "African American." LaShawn tells us the story of why this life-long liberal now calls herself a "right wing conservative!" Muslim Cartoon Controversy. Edina Lekovic, of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Child Security. What you need to know about protecting your children from predators both online and at home! Listen to Mike Salcido of Child Security Network. MP3 audio links to all the interviews are here -http://www.justawoman.org/blog/2006/2/13/what-youve-been-waiting-for-highlights-of-just-a-woman-radio.html
  • American news media: little courage and little honesty

    02/13/2006 9:59:03 PM PST · by mal · 34 replies · 1,318+ views
    American news media have suffered in recent years. Thanks to the Internet and talk radio, millions of Americans have ceased relying on The New York Times and CNN for their written and televised news. But it is difficult to recall a greater blow to the credibility of American news media than their near-universal refusal to publish the Mohammed cartoons originally published in a Danish newspaper that have brought about worldwide Muslim protests. This loss of credibility owes to two factors: dishonesty and cowardice. Everyone and his mother knows why the networks and the print journals haven't shown the cartoons --...
  • Middle Eastern Media Awash in Anti-Semitism

    02/11/2006 1:25:30 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 9 replies · 369+ views
    Spiegel ^ | February 10, 2006 | Charles Hawley
    Even as the Muslim world protests against the Muhammad caricatures printed in the West, a number of Arab newspapers publish virulently anti-Semitic cartoons. But nobody's paying much attention. After all, Jew baiting in the Arab world has become the norm. In the end, it was the image of the Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban with a lit fuse that proved perhaps most offensive. After all, as the Web site of the Arab-European League -- a group supporting the rights of Arab and Muslim communities in Europe -- pointed out: "The issue for us is not about depicting the prophet...
  • Ahmadinejad blames Israel for cartoons

    02/11/2006 12:19:46 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 22 replies · 645+ views
    AP ^ | February 11, 2006
    Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, marking the 27th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, told tens of thousands of his countrymen Saturday that the United States and Europe should pay a heavy price for publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, saying the West had become a tool of "Zionism." Denmark, where the cartoons first were published four months ago, said it was temporarily pulling its envoys from Tehran, Syria and Indonesia, where buildings housing Copenhagen's diplomatic missions have come under attacks from angry Muslim demonstrators. And a Saudi Arabian newspaper reprinted the Friday sermon of the country's top cleric who said...
  • The publication of cartoons demonstrates uncivilization of Europe - Lukashenko

    02/11/2006 6:57:43 AM PST · by lizol · 10 replies · 376+ views
    Interfax ^ | 11 February 2006
    The publication of cartoons demonstrates uncivilization of Europe - Lukashenko Yelizovo (Mogilyov region), February 11, Interfax - Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko has harshly criticized the unleashing of religiously motivated conflicts in general and condemned the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in particular. "I deem it unacceptable in a civilized world," Lukashenko told journalists. Calling himself "a supporter of national and religious peace," Lukashenko suggested that someone orchestrated and benefited from the outrage the publication of the cartoons sparked in the Muslim world. "Okay, Denmark blundered, but why republish this in other countries? It seems like someone needed this...
  • Where is moderate Islam?

    02/10/2006 3:26:36 PM PST · by DallasMike · 13 replies · 205+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | February 10, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Thanks to Little Green Footballs for highlighting Charles Krauthammer's new column, Curse of the Moderates. In a related post, Little Green Footballs points out that the New York Times refused to publish pictures of the Danish cartoons of Mohammed, but instead made its point about freedom of speech by printing a picture of the Virgin Mary -- created in elephant dung. Apparently the New York Times is less fearful of rioting Catholics than it is of rioting Muslims. In his column, Krauthammer laments about the lack of true moderation in Islam: What passes for moderation in the Islamic community -- "I share...
  • Bennett on CNN's Double Standard

    02/10/2006 1:00:02 PM PST · by Alouette · 40 replies · 2,428+ views
    National Review ^ | Feb. 10, 2006
    On CNN today, Bill Bennett hit back at the American media, especially CNN, for refusing to show the Danish cartoons that sparked the current controversy. During the lead-in, CNN showed a number of anti-Semitic cartoons from Middle Eastern newspapers as part of a feature story on double standards in the Arab world. But when the segment turned to a debate between Bennett and Arab American Institute president James Zogby, Bennett criticized CNN for its own double standard — showing the anti-Semitic cartoons as part of a news story, but refusing to show the Danish cartoons:
  • Muslim cartoon clash hits Halifax (Canada)

    02/10/2006 8:15:26 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 8 replies · 776+ views
    CP ^ | February 10, 2006 | MICHAEL TUTTON
    A peaceful protest turned tense yesterday when some Muslim students confronted a Halifax professor who drew criticism for posting contentious cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad on his office door. Peter March, a philosophy professor at Saint Mary's University, said he was merely trying to promote a reasoned debate when he suddenly showed up in the midst of 100 protestors. "You can't do philosophy directly and honestly without causing inflammation," he said as the protest march was getting started. "It's one of the side effects, rather like surgery." When students realized who he was, a group of angry youths started shouting,...
  • A TIPPING POINT ON ISLAM'S REPUTATION

    02/09/2006 11:23:57 AM PST · by Actuality · 44 replies · 1,873+ views
    A TIPPING POINT ON ISLAM'S REPUTATION "I stand by my reaction of the past couple days. But I’ve also come to a depressing conclusion. A significant chunk of the American public, including a number of prominent thinkers on the right, have concluded that the problem with Islam… is Islam."
  • Imams barred from integration plans [Denmark]

    02/08/2006 11:30:02 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 14 replies · 556+ views
    Copenhagen Post ^ | February 8, 2006
    Political criticism of local imams in recent days has led the integration minister to exclude the muslim clerics from discussions of the integration of Muslims into Danish society. Some imams have reportedly offered statements to media in Muslim countries that harmed Danish interests in the on-going row over the Mohammed cartoons, the integration minister, Rikke Hvilshřj, said on Monday. 'I think we have a clear picture today that imams are not the ones we should look to if we want integration in Denmark to work,' Hvilshřj told daily newspaper Berlingske Tidende. 'I've become aware that there are other groups we...
  • Whoever is Angered and Does Not Rage in Anger is a Jackass [Jackass Alert]

    02/08/2006 3:16:13 PM PST · by Alouette · 27 replies · 642+ views
    MEMRI ^ | Feb. 9, 2006 | Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi
    In a February 3, 2006 Friday sermon, Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, who is head of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, president of the International Association of Muslim Scholars (IAMS), and the spiritual guide of many other Islamist organizations across the world (including the Muslim Brotherhood), exhorted worshippers to show rage to the world over the Danish paper Jylland Posten's publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The sermon was aired on Qatar TV on February 3, 2006. The following are excerpts from the sermon: Governments Must Be Pressured to Demand a U.N. Resolution Banning Affronts to Prophets Sheikh Yousef...
  • Bush Calls for End to Violent Protests

    02/08/2006 8:14:03 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 18 replies · 610+ views
    AP ^ | February 8, 2006 | TERENCE HUNT
    President Bush called Wednesday for an end to violence triggered by drawings of the Prophet Muhammad but also said press freedom should be exercised with sensitivity. "We reject violence as a way to express discontent with what may be printed in a free press," Bush said. "I call upon the governments around the world to stop the violence, to be respectful, to protect property, protect the lives of innocent diplomats who are serving their countries overseas," the president said. Bush also said that Americans believe in a free press, and added, "With freedom comes the responsibility to be thoughtful about...
  • French weekly reprints cartoons, angers Muslims

    02/08/2006 8:11:51 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 14 replies · 1,209+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 8, 2006 | Kerstin Gehmlich and Swaha Pattanaik
    A French satirical weekly reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday and published one of its own on its front page, further angering Muslim groups which say the caricatures are blasphemous. French Muslim organizations tried to prevent Charlie Hebdo reprinting the 12 cartoons, which were first published by the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten, but a court rejected their suit on Tuesday on a technicality. President Jacques Chirac condemned "overt provocations" which could enflame passions, but did not name Charlie Hebdo in his latest appeal for restraint in a dispute that has triggered violent protests across the Muslim world. Charlie Hebdo...
  • Muhammad cartoons 'global crisis'

    02/07/2006 3:42:56 PM PST · by traumer · 36 replies · 942+ views
    Denmark's PM has described the row over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad as a "global crisis", as he called for Muslims to refrain from violence. Anders Fogh Rasmussen said extremists seeking "a clash of cultures" were exploiting the dispute over the images, which first appeared in Denmark. Protests continued worldwide on Tuesday, spreading to West Africa. In Afghanistan at least three demonstrators died as they tried to storm a Norwegian-led base. The satirical cartoons - which have been reproduced in a number of European newspapers - have been denounced throughout the Islamic world. They include an image portraying Muhammad with...
  • Developments in Prophet Drawings Case [Disgusting AP Bias]

    02/07/2006 1:22:27 PM PST · by Alouette · 54 replies · 1,100+ views
    ASSociated Press ^ | Feb. 7, 2006 | No name given
    Developments Tuesday in the controversy over drawings of the Prophet Muhammad: • NATO peacekeepers exchange fire with protesters who attacked their base in a second straight day of deadly demonstrations in Afghanistan over publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. Three demonstrators are killed and dozens wounded. • An Iranian newspaper announces a contest for cartoons satirizing the Holocaust in response to the caricatures of Islam's prophet. The country's commerce minister announces Iran is cutting all trade ties with Denmark, where the drawings were first published. • Police fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of Muslim protesters in Srinagar, India,...