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  • Danish Muslim leader regrets role in cartoon rage

    08/09/2013 8:24:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2013 10:05 AM EDT | Jan M. Olsen and Karl Ritter
    A former Danish Islamist who seven years ago traveled the Muslim world fueling the uproar over newspaper caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad is back in the headlines in Denmark after doing an about-face on the issue. Once a leading critic of the Danish cartoons, which sparked fiery protests in Muslim countries, Lebanese-born Ahmad Akkari now says the Jyllands-Posten newspaper had the right to print them. His unexpected change of heart has received praise from pundits and politicians in recent weeks, though some question his sincerity. It has also disappointed some in the country’s Muslim minority who were deeply offended by...
  • Pennsylvania Woman Tied to Plot on Cartoonist

    03/10/2010 1:33:18 PM PST · by StarCMC · 9 replies · 349+ views
    New York Times ^ | 3-10-10 | Charlie Savage
    ... The indictment said that in mid-2008, Ms. LaRose, using the aliases JihadJane and Fatima LaRose, began posting on YouTube and other Internet sites messages about her desire to help Muslims. A MySpace profile for a woman who refers to herself as JihadJane displays pictures of bloodshed and violence in the Middle East scrawled with messages like “Palestine We Are With You” and “Sympathize With Gaza.” ... The indictment refers to e-mail messages in which a conspirator, citing how Ms. LaRose’s appearance and American passport would make it easier for her to operate undetected, allegedly directed her in March 2009...
  • Swedish artist: cartoon murder plot 'low-tech'

    03/10/2010 9:57:04 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 8 replies · 281+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2010 | LOUISE NORDSTROM and KARL RITTER
    STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by drawing the Prophet Muhammad with the body of a dog said Wednesday he has no regrets and believes the suspects in an alleged plot to kill him were not professionals. Lars Vilks, who has faced numerous death threats over the controversial cartoon, said he has built his own defense system, including a "homemade" safe room and a barbed-wire sculpture that could electrocute potential intruders. He said he also has an ax "to chop down" anyone trying to climb through the windows of his home in southern Sweden.
  • Free-Speech Burlesque

    08/20/2009 9:17:16 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies · 640+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | August 20, 2009 | Editorial
    Yale University is publishing a book about the notorious cartoons of Muhammad, printed in Danish newspapers in 2006, that inflamed radical Muslims and touched off riots in which upward of 200 people were killed. While many Muslims say any depiction of Muhammad is blasphemous, the irreverence shown to Judeo-Christian religious figures has become so commonplace in Western culture that only the deeply religious notice anymore, and when they complain, they're dismissed as bigots or worse by academics and journalists. By comparison, the Muhammad cartoons were quite mild, but you're going to have to take our word because Yale, that bastion...
  • NY Post Cartoon Links Obama to Dead Chimp

    02/18/2009 10:22:42 AM PST · by pissant · 166 replies · 5,144+ views
    NBC ^ | 2/18/09 | staff
    A New York Post cartoon that appears to link President Obama to a violent chimpanzee drew criticism Wednesday on media Web sites and from civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton. The cartoon in Wednesday's Post by Sean Delonas shows a dead chimp and two police officers, one with a smoking gun. The caption reads, “They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill.'' The cartoon refers to Travis the chimp, who was shot to death by police in Stamford, Conn. on Monday after it mauled a friend of its owner. It links the chimp to Obama,...
  • Dutch cartoonist arrested for 'insulting people'

    05/16/2008 9:28:33 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies · 145+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 5/16/2008 | AP
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A Dutch political cartoonist was arrested this week on suspicion of insulting people because of their race or religion through his work, authorities said Friday. The cartoonist, who works under the pseudonym Gregorius Nekschot, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of violating hate speech laws and held overnight before being released, a spokeswoman for his publisher Uitgeverij Xtra said. "He was arrested with a great show of force, by around 10 policemen," the spokeswoman said.
  • Police Protection for “Mohammed Pulpit”

    05/13/2008 9:21:29 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 20 replies · 269+ views ^ | 2008-05-13 | Thomas Landen
    Belgian police is protecting a 17th century pulpit in the Flemish town of Dendermonde. The pulpit in the Catholic church of Our Lady dates from 1685, two years after the battle of Vienna when the Christian armies of the Polish King John III Sobieski defeated the Turks poised to overrun Europe. The sculpted wooden pulpit, made by Mattheus van Beveren, depicts a man subdued by angels and represents the triumph of Christianity over Islam. The man is generally thought to be Mohammed. He is holding a book which is generally assumed to be the Koran. Two years ago, on April...
  • removes "Fitna" after death threats

    03/28/2008 1:44:12 PM PDT · by Alouette · 108 replies · 4,671+ views
    Liveleak ^ | Mar. 28, 2008
    Following threats to our staff of a very serious nature, and some ill informed reports from certain corners of the British media that could directly lead to the harm of some of our staff, has been left with no other choice but to remove Fitna from our servers. This is a sad day for freedom of speech on the net but we have to place the safety and well being of our staff above all else. We would like to thank the thousands of people, from all backgrounds and religions, who gave us their support. They realised is...
  • Second Islam Film: Mohammed as Pedophile

    03/28/2008 9:44:22 AM PDT · by camerakid400 · 34 replies · 1,876+ views
    THE HAGUE, 28/03/08 - While the cabinet is losing sleep over MP Geert Wilders' unpublished Koran film, a second film is due out on 20 April. Ehsan Jami plans to launch a cartoon film featuring the Prophet Mohammed as a paedophile. Jami, born in Iran, announced that his film, The Life of Mohammed, is due for release on 20 April. On TV programme Netwerk, the young politician (22) showed a screen-shot in which the Prophet, with a visible erection, takes a child to a mosque to have sex. On the mosque is a swastika. The fragment is a reference to...
  • Sudan Bans Danish Goods in Prophet Case

    02/26/2008 10:16:25 AM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 466+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/26/8 | ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU, Associated Press Writer
    KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan has enacted a ban on Danish imports in reaction to the reprinting of a cartoon that satirizes Islam's Prophet Muhammad, the Sudanese state-run news agency said Tuesday. Seventeen Danish newspapers reprinted the cartoon — showing Prophet Muhammad wearing a bomb-shaped turban — in a gesture of free speech on Feb. 13, a day after three men were arrested in an alleged plot to kill the drawing's creator. The reprinting prompted protests in Muslim countries and among Muslims in Denmark, though so far the reaction has been low-key in comparison to the 2006 riots that followed...
  • Universal Islamic 'Blasphemy' Law? by Andrew G. Bostom (Radical Islam & the UN)

    02/24/2008 5:17:27 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 50 replies · 2,418+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 24, 2008 | Andrew G. Bostom
    February 24, 2008Universal Islamic 'Blasphemy' Law ? By Andrew G. Bostom Almost two weeks ago, "three men with a Muslim background" were arrested by Danish police on anti-terrorism charges, suspected of having plotted to murder Kurt Westergaard, a cartoonist for Jyllands-Posten. Westergaard is one of the 12 cartoonists who on September 30, 2005 published cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad to protest the tacit enforcement in Danish society of Islam's taboo on depictions of Muhammad, no matter how banal, or inoffensive, through intimidation -- a clear violation of Western freedom of expression. Upon learning of the arrests, Westergaard (noted for...
  • (Danish) Cartoons Were Terror Motive Claim

    05/20/2007 12:58:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies · 633+ views
    The Copenhagen Post Online ^ | 17.05.2007 | CPHPOST.DK
    Cartoons were terror motive claim 17.05.2007 Prosecutors claim that four men charged with planning a terrorist bombing were seeking revenge for publication of the Mohammed cartoons Retribution for a Danish newspaper's publication of the now-infamous Mohammed cartoons was one of the motives behind four men's alleged plans to detonate a bomb in Copenhagen, according to the assistant crown prosecutor in the Vollsmose terror trial. Charlotte Alsing Juul accused three of the men of using the cartoons and Denmark's participation in the Iraq war as justification for planning to bomb 'a place where political decisions are made', such as parliament's address...
  • (Muslim) Cartoon Protestor Guilty Of Soliciting Murder (UK)

    01/05/2007 12:22:55 PM PST · by blam · 13 replies · 776+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-5-2006 | Richard Holt
    Cartoon protester guilty of soliciting murder By Richard Holt and agencies Last Updated: 5:40pm GMT 05/01/2007 A British citizen has been found guilty of soliciting murder and stirring up racial hatred in the wake of the publication of cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Umran Javed, 27, was said to have been one of the leaders of a demonstration against the cartoons in London. Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated in London against the publication of the cartoons He was found guilty of calling for the murder of American and Danish people and remanded in custody until sentencing in April. Javed, of Washwood...
  • Iran gives Holocaust cartoon prize

    11/02/2006 8:43:51 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 24 replies · 944+ views
    CNN ^ | November 2, 2006 | Staff
    Ignoring widespread condemnation, Iran awarded the top prize in a Holocaust cartoon contest to a Moroccan artist for his depiction of Israel's security wall with a picture of the Auschwitz concentration camp on it. The organizers of the exhibit -- meant as a response to the Danish cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammed that enraged many Muslims -- awarded Abdollah Derkaoui $12,000 Wednesday for his work depicting an Israeli crane piling large cement blocks on Israel's security wall and gradually obscuring Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. A picture of Auschwitz appears on the wall. The mosque is Islam's third-holiest site. Iranian officials...
  • Bobblehead Muhammed?

    10/01/2006 11:23:03 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 173 replies · 6,780+ views
    All contents © 2006 Daily News, L.P. ^ | Originally published on October 1, 2006 | BY TINA MOORE
    A ceramic bobblehead doll of the Prophet Muhammed - created to resemble the infamous caricature published by a Danish newspaper - is being hawked online for $22.99 a pop by an ex-Marine. The unapologetic creator, Timothy Ames, 28, said the bobblehead is similar to "dashboard Jesus" figurines that can be stuck with adhesive to flat surfaces. "I thought, 'If they flipped out over some cartoons what will they do with a dashboard Muhammed?'" Ames said from his home in Hawaii. But Islamic experts are not amused, saying the bobbleheads could anger Muslims, whose religion strictly prohibits depictions of the prophet....
  • Sadistic Irony

    06/13/2006 7:22:39 AM PDT · by gunnyg · 17 replies · 1,250+ views
    TownHall.Com ^ | 12 June 2006 | TrevorBothwell
    Sadistic irony By TrevorBothwell Jun 12, 2006 In the June 7 edition of its newspaper, The Arizona Republic published a repulsive cartoon by Steve Benson that desecrates the U.S. Marine Corps' Eagle, Globe and Anchor emblem and defames the USMC as a collection of wanton murderers. The source of Benson's vitriol? The alleged murders of 24 Iraqis at Haditha in November 2005. Normally I resist the temptation to reprint professional cartoons without first receiving proper permissions, and this time is no different. However, this cartoon truly must be seen to be believed. Simply go to Benson's page here, click on...
  • Cannes critics left cold at Da Vinci Code screening

    05/16/2006 6:06:33 PM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 26 replies · 851+ views
    reuters ^ | may 16, 2006 | Mike Collett-White and Kerstin Gehmlich
    CANNES, France (Reuters) - Journalists gave eagerly awaited film "The Da Vinci Code" a cool reception at its first press screening on Tuesday, a day ahead of the world premiere of the adaptation of Dan Brown's controversial novel. The release of the big-budget Hollywood thriller has already prompted a wave of protests from Christians across the world who believe the theories put forward in the novel are blasphemous. One of the central characters suggests Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene and they established a dynasty which elements within the Church would stop at nothing to try to cover up. The outcry...
  • Huge Funeral for Pakistani Who Died in Jail in Prophet Drawing Case

    05/13/2006 9:54:22 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 16 replies · 972+ views
    AP via Fox News ^ | 13 May 06 | AP
    More than 50,000 people attended the funeral Saturday of a Pakistani student who died while under arrest in Germany for allegedly planning to attack a newspaper that published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. About three dozen people were injured in a stampede when crowds tried to enter the family's home in the Pakistani village of Saroki to see Amer Cheema's face, police and witnesses said. Mourners chanted "God is great!" and "We are slaves of Prophet Muhammad!" Some congratulated Cheema's father, kissing his hand and calling his son a martyr. German police say Cheema, 28, hanged himself in his Berlin...

    05/05/2006 9:27:51 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 45 replies · 1,854+ views
    ADNKI ^ | 5/5/06
    The al-Qaeda terrorist network sent 12 of its militants to Denmark in order to assasinate those who drew the cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed, according to Hamid Mir, the journalist who interviewed Osama bin Laden shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks. According to an interview with the website of satellite television network al-Arabiya, Mir was brought to Waziristan, Pakistan's tribal area, in a zone believed to be run by the Taliban leader Abdullah Mahsud, where he met with some representatives of the Taliban. These sources told Mir that 12 members of al-Qaeda left Afghanistan and entered Iran with the...
  • Comedy Central Responds (to me, anyway)

    04/14/2006 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Number57 · 165 replies · 2,997+ views
    Comedy Central ^ | Viewer Services@CC
    Dear Viewer, Thank you for your correspondence regarding the "South Park" episodes entitled "Cartoon Wars." We appreciate your concerns about censorship and the destructive influence of outside groups on the media, entertainment industry and particularly Comedy Central. To reiterate, as satirists, we believe that it is our First Amendment right to poke fun at any and all people, groups, organizations and religions and we will continue to defend that right. Our goal is to make people laugh and perhaps, if we're lucky, even make them think in the process. Comedy Central's belief in the First Amendment has not wavered, despite...
  • `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...
  • Zawahiri Threatening U.S. Attacks Because Of Cartoons

    03/04/2006 2:08:52 PM PST · by KJC1 · 169 replies · 3,686+ views
    FoxNews Alert | 3-4-06 | FoxNews
    Per a FoxNews Alert: New tape shows Zawahiri threatening attacks against the U.S. because of the Mohammed cartoons. Mention was made of "another 9-11, another Madrid." The tape appears to be authentic, according to Fox. No link yet.
  • Planned Exhibit of Cartoons Protested

    02/27/2006 1:28:34 PM PST · by Pikamax · 18 replies · 581+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | 02/25/06 | Daniel Yi
    Planned Exhibit of Cartoons Protested The caricatures of Muhammad will be displayed at a UCI student forum. Muslims object, and university officials are wary. By Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer February 25 2006 Plans by a Republican student group at UC Irvine to showcase the controversial cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that led to violent protests around the world are drawing condemnation from Muslim groups and university officials. The caricatures will be part of a panel discussion sponsored by the campus College Republicans scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in UCI's Crystal Cove Auditorium.
  • (Muhammad)Cartoon debate heats up at forum

    02/22/2006 12:59:47 PM PST · by Thunder90 · 29 replies · 941+ views
    Badger herald ^ | 2/22/2006 | Michael Gendall
    A wide range of panelists assembled Tuesday to discuss the wisdom and ethics of the decision to reprint a controversial cartoon in The Badger Herald last week. The cartoon, which depicted the Islamic prophet Muhammad with a bomb in his turban, accompanied an 800-word editorial advocating the “sacred right” of freedom of speech. The cartoon’s original Sept. 2005 publication in a Danish newspaper continues to spur a heated reaction — sometimes violent — from Muslims worldwide. “I believe a newspaper, when possible, should give people the information they need to conduct intelligent, well-informed debate,” Mac VerStandig, editor in chief of...
  • Yahoo!Mail bans Allah and Dirty Harry handles

    02/21/2006 8:44:34 AM PST · by dennisw · 8 replies · 754+ views
    theregister ^ | Published Monday 20th February 2006 16:27 GMT | John Oates
    Yahoo!Mail bans Allah and Dirty Harry handles By John Oates Monday 20th February 2006 16:27 GMT Yahoo! is banning the use of allah in email names - even if the letters are included within another name. This was uncovered by Reg reader Ed Callahan whose mother Linda Callahan was trying to sign up for a Verizon email address. She could not get it to accept her surname. Enquiries to Verizon revealed that a partnership with Yahoo! was to blame. Yahoo! will not accept any identies which include the letters "allah". Nor will Yahoo! accept yahoo, osama or binladen. But it...

    02/20/2006 6:43:16 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 34 replies · 1,519+ views
    NY Post ^ | 2/20/2006 | NILES LATHEM
    Muslim computer-hacker gangs have launched a massive attack on Danish and Western Web sites as part of the mass protests across the Arab world over the publication of cartoons making fun of the Prophet Mohammed. The cyber-crime monitoring group said in a statement that more than 1,000 Danish, Israeli and European sites were defaced or shut down by Islamic hackers in the last week. And experts fear that's just the beginning of what could be a massive cyber-jihad stretching from the Middle East and Europe to the United States and dominating cyberspace for weeks, costing millions of dollars. "We...
  • THE ISLAMISTS' WAR ON THE INTERNET (IslamoNazis threaten to kill Michelle Malkin)

    02/15/2006 9:30:46 AM PST · by FormerACLUmember · 148 replies · 6,133+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 15, 2006 09:01 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Last Tuesday, during or immediately after my appearance on Fox News Channel to discuss the Mohammed Cartoons, this blog was hit by a large, foreign-based denial of service attack. Last night, my hosting service notified me that it is receiving ongoing threats from individuals vowing to take down this site--and others along with it--which will presumably continue until I take down the cartoons. For now, we are on guard and continuing with business as usual. But you should know there's something much wider and deeper going on: I. Security Pro News reports on the latest Islamist hacker attacks spurred by...
  • European Papers Benefit in Cartoon Uproar (Capitalism fights back!)

    02/09/2006 1:47:25 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 15 replies · 627+ views
    The Ledger (FL) ^ | 2/9/2006 | JAMEY KEATEN
    Extra! Extra! Read all about it! That street corner cry of yesteryear is resonating at some European publications that have enjoyed a boom in sales and Web traffic after printing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that have stoked outrage across the Islamic world. Denmark's biggest-circulation broadsheet, Jyllands-Posten, triggered the controversy in September by publishing 12 cartoons of the prophet, including one showing his turban as a bomb. Its weekday circulation of about 154,000 hasn't moved much. But for newspapers in France and Norway that reprinted the drawings with much international ado, sometimes in defense of free speech, the caricatures have...
  • Islamic scholar who disseminated cartoons of Prophet speaks out

    02/08/2006 5:25:10 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 63 replies · 1,865+ views
    Canadian Broadcast News ^ | Wed, 08 Feb 2006 10:53:08 EST | CBC News
    The Danish Islamic scholar who brought cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad to the attention of Muslim leaders around the world says he was only trying to boost his campaign to get an apology from the Danish newspaper that first published them. INDEPTH: Muhammad cartoons: A timeline Danish Islamic scholar Ahmed Akkari, right, and Carsten Juste, editor in chief of the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, which published cartoons depicting the Prophet, before a debate on Danish television, Sunday, Feb. 5. (AP Photo/POLFOTO, Carsten Snejbjerg) "I guess we took the illustrations to influential people so they could help," Ahmed Akkari told CBC News...
  • Media victims of the cartoon riots

    02/08/2006 6:49:09 PM PST · by dervish · 18 replies · 874+ views
    Red State ^ | 2/8/06 | Mark Kilmer
    The editorial staff of the New York independent weekly NY Press have quit their jobs en masse after the paper's PTB decided that they were not going to publish the Danish cartoons which sparked the Global Cartoon Riots. Editor Harry Siegel, e-mailed the publishers on behalf of the staff, writing in part: New York Press, like so many other publications, has suborned its own professed principles. For all the talk of freedom of speech, only the New York Sun locally and two other papers nationally have mustered the minimal courage needed to print simple and not especially offensive editorial cartoons...
  • There seems to be a script for some part of the anger (war of the 12 cartoons)

    02/08/2006 3:08:54 PM PST · by weegee · 11 replies · 438+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 7, 2006, 10:02PM | By CRAGG HINES
    There's plenty of ignorance on all sides in the belatedly, incredibly (as in manipulatively incredible) mushrooming of protests against use of Mohammed as a cartoon figure in a Danish newspaper more than four months ago. Unfortunately, again for all sides, the controversy highlights a cultural rift (OK, chasm) that will not be easily bridged, if it can be at all. That's not defeatism, or at least is not intended as such. It's just an assessment of where a crazy world seems to stand amid what currently passes for a clash of civilizations with intolerant hotheads on both sides. How else...
  • Consider the Muslim view in this clash over cartoons-West's absolutes have limits in Islamic world

    02/08/2006 2:29:51 PM PST · by weegee · 91 replies · 1,429+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 7, 2006, 9:58PM | By EHSAN AHRARI
    The Danish newspaper published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad last September, but the backlash from that has sparked renewed anger in the Islamic world — the latest being the burning of the Norwegian and Danish embassies in Syria. The roots of it all actually go back to Sept. 11, 2001, which created a highly charged environment where apparently, no subject is sacred in the West, especially topics related to Muslims and Islam. The embassy burnings are reminiscent of another controversy that brewed in 1988 and still simmers today. Salman Rushdie — then an obscure novelist of Muslim-Indian origin, wrote The...
  • Protests Use of Photo in Controversy

    02/08/2006 2:11:12 PM PST · by Dewy · 56 replies · 1,417+ views
    Bellsouth ^ | 2/8/06 | Associated Press
    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The Associated Press protested Wednesday the misleading inclusion of an AP photograph in a pamphlet purporting to show images offensive to Islam. The picture shows a bearded man wearing fake pig ears, a pig nose, and a pink embroidered cap on his head. He was wearing the costume while participating in a pig-squealing contest at an annual festival in a farm village in southern France last summer. The AP sent out the photo describing the pig-squealing contest on Aug. 14, 2005. The photo had no connection with Islam or the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad published...
  • Offensive n-word should not be uttered

    02/06/2006 7:17:31 AM PST · by LouAvul · 78 replies · 2,185+ views
    The article is from a source that cannot be quoted. But it is about Al Pimpton demanding an apology from "Boondocks" cartoon which depicted MLKing as using the "N" word. (The Left fights the Left?)
  • Today censors may be coming for Mohammed cartoons; tomorrow your words and ideas they will silence

    02/06/2006 7:07:02 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies · 1,838+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2-6-06 | Jeff Jacoby
    WE ARE ALL DANES NOW! Hindus consider it sacrilegious to eat meat from cows, so when a Danish supermarket ran a sale on beef and veal last fall, Hindus everywhere reacted with outrage. India recalled its ambassador to Copenhagen, and Danish flags were burned in Calcutta, Bombay, and Delhi. A Hindu mob in Sri Lanka severely beat two employees of a Danish-owned firm, and demonstrators in Nepal chanted: ''War on Denmark! Death to Denmark!"In many places, shops selling Dansk china or Lego toys were attacked by rioters, and two Danish embassies were firebombed. It didn't happen, of course. Hindus may...
  • UPDATED: The Cartoon War: A Collision of Values

    02/06/2006 6:48:23 AM PST · by finnman69 · 4 replies · 488+ views
    Austin Bay ^ | 2/5/06 | Austin Bay
    UPDATED: The Cartoon War: A Collision of Values Filed under: General — site admin @ 8:19 am Nope, it’s not a “row.” It’s a war.At first take the name The Cartoon War may suggest something comic, exaggerated, or surreal. Those elements are in play– definitely in play. Cartoon and War are a collision, words that should not appear in the same serious sentence. They are a collision of values. But that’s the core of this, isn’t it? Likewise, the very real violence and anger add a heavy, instructive irony. The war between open and closed societies is not superficial,...
  • Fabricated cartoons worsened Danish controversy

    02/05/2006 9:32:31 PM PST · by dervish · 6 replies · 597+ views
    The Counterterrorism Blog ^ | 2/2/06 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The controversy over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed is expanding, as more Muslims join the boycott and protests against Denmark and various European newspapers decide to publish the cartoons, mostly out of solidarity with Jyllands Posten and to make a strong political stand. One issue that puzzles many Danes is the timing of this outburst. The cartoons were published in September: Why have the protests erupted from Muslims worldwide only now? The person who knows the answer to this question is Ahmed Abdel Rahman Abu Laban, a man that the Washington Post has recently profiled as “one...
  • Boston Globe Says: Danish Cartoonists = Nazis

    02/05/2006 7:35:21 AM PST · by suspects · 27 replies · 942+ views ^ | February 4, 2006 | Michael Graham
    THE BOSTON GLOBE SAYS: "CARTOONISTS = NAZIS." Why won't the Boston Globe stand for the principle of free speech and show their support for the cartoonists whose lives are being threatened by Muslims demanding their beheading? Because the cartoonists are just like the Nazis, that's why! Or is it the Klan? Here, read this from Saturday's Boston Globe editorial page for yourself: "Depicting Mohammed wearing a turban in the form of a bomb with a sputtering fuse is no less hurtful to most Muslims than Nazi caricatures of Jews or Ku Klux Klan caricatures of blacks are to those victims...
  • Democracy has a gun held to its head

    02/05/2006 5:16:46 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 100 replies · 2,944+ views
    Telegraph (London) ^ | 2/5/2006 | Editorial Staff
    Last week, Muslims marched in the centre of London chanting "Freedom go to Hell!" There could be no more graphic illustration of the paradox at the heart of the cartoon row. These protesters were exercising - and in many cases abusing - the freedom of protest and freedom of assembly that are foundation stones of British democracy. Yet, even as they exploited these hard-won liberties, they were calling for them to be abolished. This newspaper would not have published the cartoons of Mohammed at the centre of this controversy, images which we regard as vulgar and fatuously insulting. But -...