Wednesday, February 13, 2008

In Solidarity with the Cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard, Danish Newspapers Reprint the Cartoons of Muhammad

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Cartoon courtesy of Jyllands-Posten

It is to be noted that no newspaper in the United Kingdom or in the United States has yet had the courage to reprint any of the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. Denmark is a small country, but its people have more courage, it seems, than than the British and Americans combined! The proud Danes put PRINCIPLE before PROFIT. If 'freedom of speech' and 'freedom of expression' survive this onslaught by the 'people of the desert', then we will have the Danes - and other courageous Europeans - to thank! Shame on the home of freedom, the USA! Shame on the home of the 'mother of parliaments', Great Britain! - ©Mark

BBC: Danish newspapers have reprinted one of several caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad which sparked violent protests across the Muslim world two years ago.

They say they wanted to show their commitment to freedom of speech after an alleged plot to kill one of the cartoonists behind the drawings.

Three suspects were held in Denmark on Tuesday "to prevent a murder linked to terrorism", officials said.

The cartoons were originally published by Jyllands-Posten in September 2005.

Danish embassies were attacked around the world and dozens died in riots that followed.

'Defiant'

Jyllands-Posten and many other major newspapers - including Politiken and Berlingske Tidende - reprinted the caricature in their Wednesday editions. Danish Muhammad cartoon reprinted >>>

JYLLANDS-POSTEN:
Newspapers reprint Mohammed cartoon

THE COPENHAGEN POST:
Newspapers reprint Mohammed cartoon

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Danish Cartoon ‘Plotters’ Held

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4 comments:

John Sobieski said...

Isn't it amusing that Reuters, AP and NYT, who claim themselves bastions of the right to know have preferred the dhimmi route and not posted one cartoon. Et tu dhimmi!

Mark said...

In my opinion, it isn't "amusing" at all; rather I find it disgraceful!

Spirit Wolf said...

It's pretty sad that people get so caught up in superstitious BS that they are more than willing to riot and kill over a cartoon of some stupid guy who lived and died over 1,000 years ago. I'm sick to death of hearing about "people of religion" (whether Muslim, Sikh, or Christian) trying to control what the rest of us read, write, draw, think, see, do or say, and I'm especially sick of them demanding special dispensation for their superstitious idiocy. These people must be stopped in their tracks with a good firm slap on the muzzle, and not acquiesed to or given exemptions to laws and rules.


For more Mohammed cartoons, see:

http://spiritwolf.blogspot.com

Mark said...

Spirit Wolf:

Well said! I couldn't agree with you more.