Thursday, February 23, 2006

"Friends of Freedom" Blogroll Updated

Hi everyone,

I want to remind you to have a look on my updated blogroll down on your right hand. So many "friends for freedom" have been added. I am still adding, so this is not it. We might not be agreeing on everything, but one thing for sure we are proud of our freedom!

Before, I had all "friends of freedom" alphabetically ordered, now I ranked them. I have four main divisions; Egyptian, International, Middle East and Africa bloggers. I hate doing this, but I like trying. I might go back to the old system, because I am not so sure I like the new look. I will see...


At 6:50 AM, Anonymous Anne Kirstine said...

Maybe you would find this guy interesting?
I am getting addicted to reading him - just I like am addicted to reading you by now...

At 10:59 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne Kristine, this Muttawa guy is a fake, he's not a Saudi. Nobody seems to know who he is except that he's posing as a Saudi although he isn't. Well, in the beginning I also bought his story, not anymore.

FFE, yours is one of the blogs I'm reading regularly.This is something I'd love to see get more attention on your weblog. You can find the original one at

I managed to see the innocent pictures when they were still available. Let me tell you, they are far more innocent than the Danish ones. Now the website is just blank. Hope someone has saved the controversial cartoon.

I think this is a very disturbing and dangerous development which we shouldn't be quiet about. You've got the power to make this as public as it deserves. This is simply what people in your roll oppose. For all non-Finns, the three companies in question are all important banking and insurance corporations here.


Editor of Finnish magazine gets the sack for refusing to remove Muhammad cartoon

24.2.2006 at 16:08

The board of Finnish culture magazine Kaltio decided Friday to sack its editor, Jussi Vilkuna, after he refused to remove a cartoon featuring a masked prophet Muhammad from the magazine's website.

Harri Kynnös, the chairman, told the Finnish News Agency (STT) that letting Mr Vilkuna go after eight years as editor of Kaltio had been a difficult one.

Mr Vilkuna said the board's decision illustrated that it had not grasped the nature of a culture magazine.

"The task of a culture magazine is to arouse debate on important issues. What a grand way to interpret freedom of speech," Mr Vilkuna added ironically.

In the cartoon, the prophet Muhammad is depicted debating the meaning of free speech with a cartoonist.

On Thursday, Tapiola, Sampo and Pohjola withdrew their advertisements from the Kaltio website. Olavi Nieminen, the chief lawyer of Pohjola, a non-life insurance firm owned by OKO Bank, said the posting of the cartoon had been irresponsible and a wrong way to defend free speech.

Kaltio has about 2,000 print subscribers in Finland.


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At 5:11 PM, Blogger Seneferu said...

Freedom, maybe there's a blogger's flu going around, I'm having the same troubles with my template (kept it alphabetical for now, maybe will change it).

At 2:30 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Consider me, Gypsy Scholar, a friend. You're on my blogroll.

Jeffery Hodges

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