Wednesday, March 01, 2006

56 Countries Printed Prophet Muhammed Cartoons

A study showed cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, that were first published in a Danish newspaper last year and sparked an outcry in the Muslim world, have been reprinted in 143 newspapers in 56 countries.

A Journalism School study in Cophenhagen found that most of the reproductions have appeared in Western countries, including 70 newspapers in Europe, 14 in the United States, three in Canada and New Zealand, two in Australia and one in Japan.

But the drawings have also been printed in eight Muslim countries: Algeria, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

In the United States, no national newspaper has published the cartoons, but 14 regional and local publications have, according to the study conducted in February.


At 2:02 AM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...

Ejour, the paper made by the Danish journalism school points out that the cartoonists are going to be very rich if they can claim all the money they're entitled to. The cartoonists - and probably Jyllandsposten as well - have copyright to the drawings. But in real life it is probably difficult to make all these diverse media ( pay up to to the cashier's.

At 2:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well; early on in this drama, the cartoonists said that the papers had to pay, and that all the money would go to a free speech cartoon-prize.
I think its a good idea!

PS: The cartoonist of the Muhammad-turban-bomb, supposedly wants to sell his original piece, and donate the money for the quake-victims of Pakistan...

At 2:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The printing of the cartoons has lead to reactions like Arab-American Psychologist Wafa Sultan´s on Al-Jazeera, where she confronts islam LIVE. "it is a clash between a mentality that belongs to the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the 21st century. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality". Its a MUST SEE VIDEO:

At 4:08 AM, Anonymous rajur said...

it should have been every paper that professes the right of freedom of speech and expression that reprinted the cartoons.

At 11:30 AM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...


I say thank God, we belong to the civilized ones. I presume that is what you mean?

At 4:42 AM, Blogger bintmisr said...

it's an embarassment that Muslims allowed themselves to be prodded into such ridiculous behavior

At 10:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

400 millioner danish kroner a year: Thats what Egypt, Bangladesh and Kenya has told denmark that they still want to recieve as annual help for their countries... But they maintain the boycot; now is that hipocrasi?

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...


The boycott is not an official measure. It would be wrong to punish Egyptian partners for what people in the street are doing.

At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jyllands Posten (The cartoon newspaper), has been acused for printing the cartoons, even though a university teacher in religious history warned of possible strong reactions. This is NOT true, as the teachers statement came same day as the cartoons had been published: This story has flourished in arab media, and has fueled the idea that Jyllands Posten printed the cartoons to willfully harm someone.
One of SO many fictious stories, arab media has been giving during the Muhammad incidence. Will arab media correct this story (as they should do with the crazy story of possible Qur'an burning in denmark), or will they fall short of journalist integrity!?

At 2:48 PM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...


Human Rights Watch wrote about the cartoons issue:

The cartoon controversy should be understood against a backdrop of rising Western prejudice and suspicion directed against Muslims, and an associated sense of persecution among Muslims in many parts of the world. In Europe, rapidly growing Muslim communities have become the continent’s largest religious minority but also among its most economically disadvantaged communities and the target of discriminatory and anti-immigration measures. Acts of violence carried out in the name of radical Islamist groups coupled with parallel efforts to suppress that violence have aggravated tensions. So have disputes over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and continuing tensions in the Mideast over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In addition, several authoritarian governments in Muslim countries have seized on the cartoon controversy to deflect pressure from their own citizens for increased official accountability and respect for basic rights.

The Danes can take their part of the blame. They're in the "coalition of the willing" in the war in Iraq. Politicians from the Danish People's Party have used hate speech about muslims in Denmark.

But of course, that should not be an excuse for burning flags and embassies.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...

A follow up on previous post:

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 leadership again and again say that they did not intend to offend - this was exactly the intention. They did want to present an eyesore.

At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong - they merely said "you are going to be treated as everybody else"!

And as to your claiming that muslims are economically disadvantaged, you probably know that they recieve the most money from the state - no comparisson to other immigrant groups (one of the reasons being that women is not allowed working in denmark by their religion/husbands, but is allowed to take money)!

And furthermore - I think its funny that muslims are TOTALLY deprived of selfcriticism when it comes to the causes of the worlds dissatisfaction with their behaviour. Muslim schoolchildren in denmark were cheering during 9/11 - unbelievable but true! Children are brainwashed to hate in several muslim communities, qur'an schools and mosques - I wont accept that, and I will fight it!

Islam has shown its true face these weeks, showing its needs for reforms, humanity and peace, instead of threats and death!

At 4:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The boycott is not an official measure. It would be wrong to punish Egyptian partners for what people in the street are doing."

Cosmic Duck - you're a really funny muslim!
Try to reverse what you just said, and face the hipocrasy!

"The CARTOONS is not an official measure. It would be wrong to punish DANES for what people on a newspaper is doing"

I just dont believe the double standards muslims flash these days - its truly sad that they are deprived selfcriticism (I think its a sign, that their religion is changing; its imploding in the ME being a cult of death, and in europe and elsewhere its developing into cooperation with democratic society... and that means "no Sharia, and no women oppression"!

Thank god!

At 11:24 AM, Blogger Cosmic Duck said...


I don't know what you're talking about when you say muslims receive more money from the state. New-comers to Denmark get a special entry-subsidy that is so low that it's difficult for anybody to survive on it. And this "welfare sum" has been criticised by the European Council's human rights advocate.

Muslims are not getting such a good deal as you seem to suggest.

At 8:50 PM, Blogger Mohammed Is A Woman, Peace Be Upon Her said...

Lovers of Islam Unite! - Pancakes for Mohammed, peace be upon Her

Keep your calendars open for Sunday, March 18th, at 11 AM for the first annual Pancakes for Mohammed, peace be upon Her, Sunday Pancake Fundraiser at Dennys. This is a great way to raise money for our Islam saving cause while eating great pancakes. And remember, “Hold the sausage please!”

For those of us who are trying to convince our Muslim brothers and sisters about the true gender of the Prophet, peace be upon Her, come out and speak up and bring a few shekels to donate. Also, be sure and bring your best drawing of the Prophet, peace be upon Her. I propose that each group vote on the best depiction of the Prophet, peace be upon Her and pay for the winning artist to eat for free.

Now remember, drawing the Prophet with a bomb on Her head has already been done, so please, choose something else.


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