Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Danish Cartoons Swirl around the Troubled World

Danish Cartoons no matter how we agree or disagree on them became a true global crisis. 12 cartoons of prophet Muhammed had to involve; governments, international organizations, presidents, ministers, Ambassadors, politicians and most importantly extremist Islamic groups in Europe who decided to stretch their muscles on the western world by talently playing masses of Muslims from around the globe. Here are the consequences and repercussions of the Danish cartoons published by Jyllands-Posten in Septemeber and were re-printed in Cairo, Egypt in October by Al fagr.

  • A total of 11 journalists in five countries facing prosecution for their decision to publish some of the cartoons.
  • At least 50 people were killed in protests in the Middle East, Asia and Africa over the past month over cartoons.
  • Political struggle involves emerging Islamic political movements, like Hamas in the Palestinian territories and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and governments like Syria and Iran.
  • Secular governments who always wanted to prove they are in control of Islamist groups proved to a great nest and harbor for a monster beneath that awaits opportunties to burn and torch.
  • In Libya, where spontaneous protests are unheard of, allowing demonstrations against the cartoons seemed a safe bet for the authorities - until the protesters began criticizing the government.
  • Muslims know how to lose, better than how to use, opportunities.
  • Condemnation and apology proved to be ineffective to calm down the masses of angry Muslims.
  • Hypocrisy of the Muslim world after I proved that cartoons were published last October 2005.
  • With the Islamization of the societies, the list of taboos has been increasing daily. No more writings about religion as well as politics or women's rights.
  • Moderate voices were arrested for publishing the cartoons in the Arab world while extremist religious men of cloth are walking free.
  • Papers that wanted to get famous and get their names well-known reprinted the cartoons to run in the news. Danish Cartoons became a commercial profitable business for some papers.
  • The European Union's representative to Sudan said the controversy over the prophet drawings sparked attacks on foreign aid workers in the troubled Darfur region.
  • Anti Cartoon protests developed into anti-Christian riots, as anger at the drawings was exploited in Nigeria.
  • The Muslim leadership in the West is far stronger. Muslim leaders in Denmark were instrumental in transforming their local row into a global confrontation.
  • Moderate Muslims in Denmark, led by Naser Khadr, establish "Moderate Moslem"-Network.
  • In Denmark, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the freedom of speech and the freedom of the press are not up for negotiation.
  • Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said yesterday the authorities have taken "all the necessary steps" to protect the cartoonists behind the Prophet Muhammad drawings.
  • Denmark has withdrawn its diplomats from Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Indonesia and Pakistan after attacks on Danish embassies in those countries.
  • Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller claimed that extremist elements were continuing to foment anger over the cartoons and suggested Al-Qaeda was exploiting the uproar.
  • A Pakistani cleric who offered a $1.3 million bounty for killing one of the artists.
  • Muslims protesting the publication in European media of cartoons depicting Mohammed have once again directed their anger at the United States despite the fact most American mainstream newspapers have not reproduced them.
  • According to, more than 2,000 web servers worldwide were attacked since February 16, 2006, after the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten decided to publish the cartoons in September 2005.
Previously on Cartoons:
Danish Democratic Muslims are Going International
Denmark Cartoons Expose Core Values of Radical Muslims
Cartoons were Published Five Months ago in Egypt
Egyptian Newspaper Pictures that Published Cartoons 5 months ago
Danish Cartoons are not the End As Long As Undemocratic ...
Denmark, Do Not Apologize
Another Egyptian Newspaper Reprints the Cartoons laid to Waste
Karim for prosecuting Pakistani Imams, Clinton for Convicting ...
Cartoon Publishers are in Danger After British Historian sentenced ...
Join Sandmonkey Retardedness Campaign Against the Danish Newspaper
Radical Islamists in Denmark Abuse Children
Syria’s Jihad against Denmark
Denmark Cartoons absent Real Democracy Battle in Egypt
Why Egyptians are not torching Danish Embassies?
More Images for Prophet Muhammed, not Danish!


At 2:12 AM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...

The Danish prime minister's fight for freedom of the press is not as heoric as it may seem at first sight.

Actually it has turned out that ME countries did not demand he took legal steps.At the end of November the Egyptian minister for foreign affairs wrote a letter to all contry members of the UN general Assembly and to General secretary Kofi Annan.

In the letter the Egyptian foreign minister wrote: "We do not expect any country to take legal or disciplinary steps against a newspaper.... On the other hand we had expected an official Danish declaration underlining the need, and even the obligation to respect all religions...." Similar letters were sent to the EU and the OSCE. This is contrary to the Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen's claim that he cannot take legal action against a newspaper, considering the type of political system in Denmark.

Fogh continues claiming that the ME ambassadors expected him to take legal action against the Jyllandsposten. According to the letter from ME ambassadors ( Copenhagen you can see that they did not require "legal" action to be taken.

Jyllandsposten is a conservative newspaper that primarily printed the cartoons because it was riding the wave of islamophobia quite widespread in some Danish media at that time.

At 5:46 AM, Blogger ph said...

Cosmic Duck, I think you may be wrong here.
The opposition in Denmark - and your source belongs there - is figthing a rather dirty political game to gain back some public credits with polls tumbling down at the moment. Part of that game is questioning the prime's credibility concentrated on the non-meeting with the ambassadors.
I wouldn't put to much in the Egypt position; please refer to minutes from the latest OIC meeting in December and follow the track backwards: you'll see that all the fuzz is about getting the UN and the EU to adopt the prohibition of "defamation of religion" and "islamophobia". All they want is to get international recognition that Islam should never be questioned or critissised as that will be seen as a defamation.
The cartoons came at the right moment for their plan to gain momentum.
You may refer to my blog PIA CAUSA at Find the post on "The Masterplan" down the line and test my documentation.
It's all a setup and we're all being decieved by clever Islamists.

At 7:28 AM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...


That is not correct. As you may know the British paper the Guardian has pointed out that Jyllandsposten 3 years ago was against printing a picture making a mockery of Jesus. And in the mid 1980's the Danish artist Jens Jorgen Thorsen made a painting of Jesus with an erected penis. This picture was exhibited outside a metro station in Copenhagen. At that time Jyllandsposten condemned this very much as a breach of blasphemy and public morals. So we're talking about some double standards on the part of Jyllandsposten.

Jyllandsposten was riding the wave of islamophobia so widespread after the Danish People's Party got a decisive say in the parliamentary majority behind the liberal conservative government. A Libyan-Danish blogger living in Copenhagen ("Safia Speaks") has desribed it in the following way:

"I followed the issue from its very start in September 2005; a loony communist writer proposed to fill a wagon with qurans, then shed some menstruation blood on it (his name is Kare Bluitgen) - he declared he wanted to irritate Muslims for fun (he called it ART!)Nobody took him serious and he was ignored for a while. Then suddenly he declared he wanted to make a comic book about the life of our Prophet Muhammed (SAAS). He could not get anyone to draw the book, though. That started a discussion in the newspapers about why no one would draw the comic - Bluitgen claimed that Muslims had intimidated artists from working on the book. When journalists ridiculed him, he suggested to bring some comic drawings in the media to "test" the reaction of the Muslim community. The rest is history... (reprinted from Kadjateri's,another Libyan blog)"

This impressions seems to be confirmed by Danish sources:

"Jyllandsposten wrote about the Drawings when the paper printed them that you must be ready to put up with mockery derision and ridicule (JP, 30.9.2005).

Therefore it is beside the point when the paper's top brass again and again say that they did not intend to offend - this was exactly the intention

So, this is not about freedom of speech, and some Danes' valiant struggle for this right, but it is about insidious islamophobia in Denmark.

At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry Cosmic Duck, but your'e wrong.

Stop spreading misinformation or I will whoop your arse... I read you on other blogs, and youre nothing but a hatespeecher - stay away!

At 9:07 PM, Anonymous John, Detroit said...

To be honest, I really don't see how these cartoons are offensive in the first place. It's not like Mohammed is God. he is nothing more than a prophet. I hardly think there would be a violent uprising in the Christian and Jewish comunity if either John the Baptist or Jacob was made fun of. The fact of the matter is Extremeist radical muslims are always looking for an opportunity to get noticed. Anyone who sympathizes with their actions is just as insane and irrational as they are....

At 9:49 PM, Blogger Bitman said...

Mr. Duck -- you have really not understood anything. YES, Islam was being made fun of - just as jews, christians and buddists have been made fun of! It's saying "welcome to our club" - you're now truely one of us. The problem is taking yourself so serious, that you can't take critism. THAT'S the problem here - as well document by "Freedom for Egyptians" and other bloggers.

The fact that some in Islam wants to have Europe make laws to prevent critism of Islam is ridiculus to ANY european. Freedom to critisise or make fun of, is absolute. It's showing NOBODY respect by treating Islam special just because it's populated by violent idiots in power.

At 2:04 AM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...

I do take freedom of speech seriously and I do want to fight for it. What I point out is only that the motives of Jyllandsposten are not as fine as they appear to be.
There is also a lot of double standard here. Irving is sent to jail for three years for saying something about holocaust. I'm aware that we're talking about Austria in his case. But also in Denmark there are double standards, - as I have pointed out about Jyllandsposten. But also in the case of a minority like the Jews, there has been a much stricter view on violation of religious piety. It has been easier for Jews to get redress than it has been for muslims. I do not say that because I am anti-semitic. I am not. I just want equal treatment for all religions.

And that is not the case in Denmark. As I have pointed out on my website time and again, we have a state church in Denmark that does not treat all religious communities equally.


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