Denmark Appreciation Day

Following up on the story involving the Danish newspaper's cartoons that led to outrage among the Islamic world, including boycotts, bounties and bomb threats, Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Denmark over the row.

Kudos to the Danish government for standing its ground:

Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller said he had asked the Danish ambassador to Saudi Arabia to get an official explanation for Riyadh's decision to recall its ambassador. He said the government could not interfere with the newspaper, which has refused to apologize for publishing the drawings as a matter of free speech.

"We have freedom of speech in Denmark and we have tolerance for other religions," Moeller said.

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Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has rejected calls that he intervene in the matter, saying the government has no sway over media.

According to Albion's Seedlings (via Instapundit), the cultural editor of the Danish newspaper has noted a worrying trend of self-censorship in Western media.

To appreciate Denmark's steadfast decision to hold their ground, despite tongue-lashings by organizations like the UN and EU, go buy something made in Denmark today. Perhaps support Arla Foods, a dairy company that has taken a hit lately in the Middle East. Or maybe relax tonight with a cold glass of Carlsberg?

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Sorry, no can do. My nation

Sorry, no can do. My nation is at war with those filthy Danes over this little chunk of rock, and as you know buying the enemy's products is tantamount to treason. But maybe I'll eat a danish pastry, to symbolize the way Canada will swallow up the island, and crush the Danish infidels!

(Everybody now: No war for icebergs!)

Yay! We rule. Today was just

Yay! We rule.

Today was just another day in this rather ridiculous argument that the Danish Moslems seem to be having with... us, apparently. These last days have been a rather interesting couple of days to watch from the sidelines. Not only did 12 of Denmark's most distinguished (Think: á la Chomsky) authors decide to weigh in on this debate, saying on the front page of the Socialist Daily, a.k.a. Politiken that they didn't like the "tone" of the debate, just yesterday The Association of Danish Industries asked the newspaper which published the drawings of the profit to "explain itself".

WTF!

I mean, seriously, does life get any grander than this? The Moslems hate us and are threatening to emigrate (oh no! don't do that! we really really like being mugged and raped.), the Saudi Arabian princelets are throwing a hissy fit our way and have recalled their ambassador and the UN commisioner for SuMTHinG (I think it has something to do with Human Rights, but the UN has a tendency to give titles antithetical to the content of the position -- for example the UN mission in Congo was called a "Peacekeeping Operation") has promised to review the case .

At the moment I am beginning to think that being hated by the Profits and Moslems (the wrong kind of people) is almost a substitute for being loved by the right kind of people. Except there's no poontang in being hated. :neutral:

For background on this whole story, I recommend the following English Language sources -- none of them are PC, so beware:

Search for Denmark on the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler -- He is a Danish expat so his understanding of our situation is quite good.

Moron Abroad An American who has lived in Denmark for quite some time but, I understand, has recently repatriated.

Enough! A Dane mangling English for the betterment of the human race. His stance on politics might be describes as slightly right of Pat Buchanan.

I'll go have a pint of

I'll go have a pint of Carlsberg over some Kierkegaard with a Carl Nielsen symphony in the background =)

Big ups to Denmark. I will

Big ups to Denmark. I will enjoy those Carlsbergs.

- Josh

While I, on the other hand,

While I, on the other hand, will celebrate by watching the complete Connie Nielsen oeuvre.

Also, David, if you're

Also, David, if you're serious about listening to Nielsen---is there anything in particular by him you'd recommend?

Yes I'm serious but I'm

Yes I'm serious but I'm afraid I don't know enough about his work or his place in the approriate genres to recommend anything. I'm going to listen to his 4th symphony (The Inextinguishable) as performed by the LSO this week and I'll let you know what I think.

Update on recent

It is very interesting

It is very interesting following this. Every day there is a new twist to it. Apparently a group of Iman's went touring through the Arab world with the drawings, including some they made them selves that were far more offensive than the original drawings.

It is particularly funny as the leftish press can't really figure out some thing bad to say about the primeminister on this point. As now it is them that are getting threatened.

I am glad that Anders Fogh Rasmussen the (once libertarian) prime minister is sticking up on this point. He has given all up though on the rest of the libertarian doctrine. Check my blog for instance for his pro tax propaganda commercials.

For more from Denmark but with a libertarian twist, check out my blog EconoTrix.

Matt, I have in my hand

Matt,
I have in my hand direct evidence of Canadian Inuit terrorist cells being trained there to destabilize the free elections in Greenland.

Recent satellite photos prove that there are also large amounts of white powder on the island. It is unknown if this is has become a Canadian transhipment point for anthrax or cocaine. Anyway Denmark will prevail against you and kick your ass.

I'm watching you...
:beatnik:

When I visit the supermarket

When I visit the supermarket tomorrow (or later today) I shall be purchasing some Danish salami and a bit of their fine cheese. However I am not going to stoop to drinking Carlsberg cause it tastes like pee smells. Yuk.

“I dont agree with what

“I dont agree with what you are saying but I’ll die defending your right to say it”
-Voltaire

Support FREEDOM of SPEECH, Support DENMARK!

indian post: For

indian post: For non-muslims.

Most Common Questions asked by Non-Muslims

MUSLIMS ARE FUNDAMENTALISTS AND TERRORISTS

Question:

Why are most of the Muslims fundamentalists and terrorists?

Answer:

This question is often hurled at Muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. Muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and Muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and acts of violence against Muslims. A case in point is the anti-Muslim campaign in the American media following the Oklahoma bomb blast, where the press was quick to declare a ‘Middle Eastern conspiracy’ behind the attack. The culprit was later identified as a soldier from the American Armed Forces.

Let us analyze this allegation of ‘fundamentalism’ and ‘terrorism’:

1. Definition of the word ‘fundamentalist’

A fundamentalist is a person who follows and adheres to the fundamentals of the doctrine or theory he is following. For a person to be a good doctor, he should know, follow, and practise the fundamentals of medicine. In other words, he should be a fundamentalist in the field of medicine. For a person to be a good mathematician, he should know, follow and practise the fundamentals of mathematics. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of mathematics. For a person to be a good scientist, he should know, follow and practise the fundamentals of science. He should be a fundamentalist in the field of science.

2. Not all ‘fundamentalists’ are the same

One cannot paint all fundamentalists with the same brush. One cannot categorize all fundamentalists as either good or bad. Such a categorization of any fund amentalist will depend upon the field or activity in which he is a fundamentalist. A fundamentalist robber or thief causes harm to society and is therefore undesirable. A fundamentalist doctor, on the other hand, benefits society and earns much respect.

3. I am proud to be a Muslim fundamentalist

I am a fundamentalist Muslim who, by the grace of Allah, knows, follows and strives to practise the fundamentals of Islam. A true Muslim does not shy away from being a fundamentalist. I am proud to be a fundamentalist Muslim because, I know that the fundamentals of Islam are beneficial to humanity and the whole world. There is not a single fundamental of Islam that causes harm or is against the interests of the human race as a whole. Many people harbour misconceptions about Islam and consider several teachings of Islam to be unfair or improper. This is due to insufficient and incorrect knowledge of Islam. If one critically analyzes the teachings of Islam with an open mind, one cannot escape the fact that Islam is full of benefits both at the individual and collective levels.

4. Dictionary meaning of the word ‘fundamentalist’

According to Webster’s dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ was a movement in American Protestanism that arose in the earlier part of the 20th century. It was a reaction to modernism, and stressed the infallibility of the Bible, not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record. It stressed on belief in the Bible as the literal word of God. Thus fundamentalism was a word initially used for a group of Christians who believed that the Bible was the verbatim word of God without any errors and mistakes.

According to the Oxford dictionary ‘fundamentalism’ means ‘strict maintenance of ancient or fundamental doctrines of any religion, especially Islam’.

Today the moment a person uses the word fundamentalist he thinks of a Muslim who is a terrorist.

5. Every Muslim should be a terrorist

Every Muslim should be a terrorist. A terrorist is a person who causes terror. The moment a robber sees a policeman he is terrified. A policeman is a terrorist for the robber. Similarly every Muslim should be a terrorist for the antisocial elements of society, such as thieves, dacoits and rapists. Whenever such an anti-social element sees a Muslim, he should be terrified. It is true that the word ‘terrorist’ is generally used for a person who causes terror among the common people. But a true Muslim should only be a terrorist to selective people i.e. anti-social elements, and not to the common innocent people. In fact a Muslim should be a source of peace for innocent people.

6. Different labels given to the same individual for the same action, i.e. ‘terrorist’ and ‘patriot’

Before India achieved independence from British rule, some freedom fighters of India who did not subscribe to non-violence were labeled as terrorists by the British government. The same individuals have been lauded by Indians for the same activities and hailed as ‘patriots’. Thus two different labels have been given to the same people for the same set of actions. One is calling him a terrorist while the other is calling him a patriot. Those who believed that Britain had a right to rule over India called these people terrorists, while those who were of the view that Britain had no right to rule India called them patriots and freedom fighters.

It is therefore important that before a person is judged, he is given a fair hearing. Both sides of the argument should be heard, the situation should be analyzed, and the reason and the intention of the person should be taken into account, and then the person can be judged accordingly.

7. Islam means peace

Islam is derived from the word ‘salaam’ which means peace. It is a religion of peace whose fundamentals teach its followers to maintain and promote peace throughout the world.

Thus every Muslim should be a fundamentalist i.e. he should follow the fundamentals of the Religion of Peace: Islam. He should be a terrorist only towards the antisocial elements in order to promote peace and justice in the society.

Do the Muslims Believe in

Do the Muslims Believe in Jesus (pbuh)

and his Second Coming?

Every NON-Muslim respect islam.

Q (a) Is belief in the existence of Prophet Jesus (pbuh) cardinal to Islamic faith?

mohammed mateen(india)

Ans. (a) Yes, Islam is the only non-Christian faith, which makes it an article of faith to believe in Jesus Christ (pbuh). No Muslim is a Muslim if he does not believe in Jesus Christ (pbuh). We believe that he was one of the mightiest Messengers of Allah (swt). We believe that he was the Messiah, translated ‘Christ’. We believe that he was born miraculously, without any male intervention, which many modern day Christians do not believe. We believe that he gave life to the dead with God’s permission. We believe that he healed those born blind and the lepers with God’s permission.

Allah says in the Qur'an regarding Jesus Christ (pbuh):

And remember Jesus the son of Mary said: "O Children of Israel! I am the Messenger of Allah (sent) to you…” (Surah Saff 61:6)

Infact Islam makes it an article of faith to believe not only in Jesus Christ (pbuh) but all the Messengers that preceded and followed him. By name only twenty-five Messengers are mentioned in the Qur'an. Allah instructs us in the Qur'an:

“O you who believe! believe in Allah and his Messenger and the scripture which He has sent to His Messenger and the scripture which He sent to those before (him). And who denies Allah, His angels, His Books, His Messengers and the Day of Judgment have gone far far astray.” (Al-Qur'an 4:136)

Thus belief in the Messengers, including Jesus (pbuh) is an important belief of Islam. Though Jesus (pbuh) is mentioned by name twenty-five times in the Qur'an, he is also referred with other respectable terms such as ‘Ibne Maryam’ - son of Mary; as ‘Masih’ – translated Christ, as ‘Rasulullah’ - Messenger of Allah, as ‘Abdullah’ – servant of Allah, as ‘a word of Allah’, as ‘a spirit proceeding from Allah’, as ‘a sign of Allah’ and numerous other epithets spread over fifteen different chapters of the Qur'an.

(b) It is also true that the Muslims, on the authority of the Qur'an and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ (pbuh). He was the only Prophet of Allah who was raised up alive. Allah says:

‘…They said (in boast) "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary the Messenger of Allah"; but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them; and those who differ therein are full of doubts with no (certain) knowledge but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. Nay Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.’(Al-Qur'an 4:157-158)

Allah mentions the second coming of Jesus Christ (pbuh) in the following verse of the Qur'an:

“And indeed, he (i.e. Jesus) will be (a sign for) knowledge of the Hour, so be not in doubt of it, and follow Me. This is a straight path.” (Al-Qur'an 43:61)

The reason why Jesus (pbuh) is the only Prophet of Allah who was raised up alive by Allah is because he was the only Prophet whose “followers” mistook him as God. They wrongly say that he claimed divinity. Thus he will come back again to this world to clarify all such misconceptions. Says Allah in the Qur'an:

‘And behold! Allah will say "O Jesus the son of Mary! did you say unto men worship me and my mother as gods in derogation of Allah"? He will say: "Glory to You! never could I say what I had no right (to say). Had I said such a thing you would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart though I know not what is in yours. For You know in full all that is hidden.’ (Al-Qur'an 5:116)

There are no less than seventy Ahadith that speak of the second coming of Jesus Christ (pbuh). In one of the Ahadith, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is reported to have said:

"By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, son of Mary (Jesus) will shortly descend amongst you people (Muslims) as a just ruler and will break the cross and kill the pig and abolish the Jizya (a tax taken from the non-Muslims who are in the protection of the Muslim government). Then there will be abundance of money and nobody will accept charitable gifts.” (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 3. Hadith no. 425)

It should also be borne in mind that Jesus Christ (pbuh), in his second coming will not be coming with any new message or revelation. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is reported to have said:

"How will you be when the son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you and he will judge people by the Law of the Qur'an and not by the law of the Gospel”. (Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4. Hadith No. 658)

Let’s now analyse the following words attributed to Jesus Christ (pbuh) in the Bible:

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” [The Bible, Mathew 7:22-24]

In the verses quoted above, Jesus (pbuh) said that in his second coming, he would ask the people to depart from him, to get away from him because he wouldn’t know them. Who are these people? The Muslims or the Hindus? The answer is neither Hindus nor Muslims but the Christians, because Muslims or Hindus do not claim to do “Miracles” in the name of Jesus Christ (pbuh) nor do they cast out devils in his name.

Thus Muslims believe in Jesus Christ (pbuh) to be one of the mightiest Messengers of Allah and also believe in his second coming.

Islam & Universal

Islam & Universal Brotherhood - Part 1

by

Dr. mohammed mateen

There are various types of brotherhoods - brotherhood based on blood relations, brotherhood based on regional affiliations, or brotherhood on the basis of race, caste, creeds, ideology, etc. But all these types of brotherhood are limited in their scope, coverage and benefits.

Islam, on the other hand, prescribes Universal Brotherhood. It rejects the thought that human beings have been created in castes or in different levels. In the Glorious Qur’an, in Surah Hujurat, Chapter No. 49, Verse No. 13, Allah (SWT) describes the Islamic concept of Universal Brotherhood:

‘O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other (not that you may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of God is (he who is) the most Righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things).

This Verse of the Glorious Qur’an indicates that the whole human race originated from a single pair of male and female. All humans have common great-grandparents and ancestors.

Further, Allah (swt) says that he has made nations and tribes, so that humans can recognize each other, and not so that they may despise each other and fight amongst themselves.

This verse also clarifies that the criteria for judgment in the sight of Allah (swt) does not depend on caste, colour, creed, gender or wealth, but on Taqwa - God consciousness, piety and righteousness. Anyone who is righteous, pious and God-conscious, is honoured in the sight of Allah (swt).

Further it is stated in the Glorious Qur’an in Surah Ar-Rum verse. 22, that:

‘And among His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the variations in your languages, and your colours: Verily in that are signs for those who know.’

These variations in colour and language are not for the purpose of creating animosity or differences between groups of humans. Every language on earth has its own beauty and significance.

A foreign language may sound strange and funny to you, but it sounds sweet to those for whom it is the mother tongue.

Allah says in the Glorious Qur’an, in Surah Israa, Ch. 17, Verse 70:

‘We have honoured the sons of Adam’

Allah does not say that He has honoured only the Arabs or the Americans or a particular race. He states that He has honoured all the children of Adam, irrespective of race, caste, colour, creed or gender.

While there are many religions that believe that humankind originated from a single pair - Adam and Eve (peace be upon them), there some faiths that say, that it is because of the sin of the woman (Eve - may Allah be pleased with her) that the humans are born in sin. They blame only on the woman, which is Eve, for the downfall of human beings.

The Qur’an speaks about the story of Adam and Eve (peace be upon them) in several chapters, but in all the places, the blame is placed equally on both -Adam and Eve (peace be upon them).

According to Surah Araf, Ch. 7 : Verses 19 to 27 Both of them disobeyed Allah (swt), both of them repented, and both were forgiven.

Both are equally blamed for the mistake. There is not a single verse in the Glorious Qur’an, which puts the blame only on Eve (may Allah be pleased with her).

In Surah Taha, Ch. No. 20, V. No. 121, it is stated that Adam (pbuh) disobeyed Allah (swt).

Certain faith, on the other hand state that because Eve disobeyed God, it is she who is responsible for the sin of humankind’. Hence God cursed the woman, and said that she will bear labour pains. This means that pregnancy is a curse.

Islam of course does not agree with this unjust view.

In Surah Nisa, Ch. No. 4, V. No. 1, Allah states: ‘And (reverence) the wombs (that bore you).’

In Islam, pregnancy does not degrade a woman - it uplifts a woman. In Surah Luqman, Ch. 31, V. No. 14, it is stated that:

‘And we have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents. In travail upon travail did his mother bear him, and in years twain was his weaning.’

The Qur’an says in Surah, Ahqaf, Ch. 46, V. No. 15...’We have enjoined on man to be kind to his parents. In pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth.’

Islam states that men and women are created equal.

According to a Hadith mentioned in Sahih Bukhari, Vol.No. 8, in the Book of Adab, Chapter 2, Hasith No. 2:

‘A person came to Prophet Mohammed (saw), and asked him, ‘Who is the person who deserves the maximum love and companionship in this world ?’

The Prophet replied, ‘Your mother.’

The man asked, Who next?’

The Prophet said, ‘Your mother.’

The man asked, ‘After that who?’

The Prophet repeated for the third time, ‘Your mother.’

The man asked, ‘After that who?’

Then the Prophet said, ‘Your father.’

So, 75% or 3/4 of the love and companionship of the children are due to the mother and only 25% or 1/4 of the love and companionship goes to the father. In other words, the mother gets the gold medal, she gets the silver medal, as well as the bronze medal. The father has to be satisfied with a mere consolation prize.

These are amongst the teachings of Islam.

In Islam, men and women are equal - but equality does not mean identicality. There are many misconceptions about the status of women in Islam. These can be removed if one studies the authentic sources of knowledge of Islam and its teachings - the Glorious Qur’an and the Sahih Hadith.

While men and women are overall equal, equality does not mean identicality. Let’s take an example. In a class, two students - student ‘A’ and ‘B’ get the highest marks in a subject - 80 out of 100.

The question paper consisted of 10 questions, each of 10 marks.

In the first answer student ‘A’ gets 9 out of 10, student ‘B’ gets 7 out of 10. So in question 1 student ‘A’ has a degree of advantage than student ‘B’.

In question 2, student ‘B’ gets 9 out of 10, and student ‘A’ gets 7 out of 10. So in question 2, student ‘B’ has a degree of advantage, than student ‘A’.

In the remaining 8 questions, both get 8 out of 10, and if you total the marks of both the students, both get 80 out of 100.

So if you analyze, both student ‘A’ and ‘B’ have got over all equal marks.

But in answers to some questions, student ‘A’ has a degree of advantage and in answers to some other questions, student ‘B’ has a degree of advantage - but in terms of overall marks, both are equal.

Similarly in Islam, men and women are equal.

Brotherhood in Islam does not only mean that the same sexes are equal. ‘Universal Brotherhood’ in Islam means, that besides race, caste, and creed, even the sexes are overall equal. Men and women are equal in Islam, but in some aspects, men have a degree of advantage while in some other aspects, women have a degree of advantage - but overall both are equal.

For example, if a robber enters my house, I will not say, ‘I believe in women’s rights, and I believe in women’s liberation and therefore my sister, my wife, my mother, should go and fight the robber.’

Allah says in Surah Nisa, Ch. 4, V 34, ‘God has given the one (man) more strength than the other’’. Men have more strength than the women.’

So where strength is concerned, men have a degree of advantage. Since they have been given more strength, it is their duty to protect women. Here the men have a degree of advantage.

Where love and companionship from children is concerned, the mother gets three times more love and companionship than the father. Here women have a degree of advantage.

For more details, you can refer to the video-cassettes of my talk on ‘Women’s Rights in Islam - Modernizing or Outdated? Part I has the lecture and Part II has the Question-Answer session.

Hola.... Im a dane

Hola.... Im a dane :end:....
I am totaly overwelmed by all the support we get...
I think its lame that extreme muslims make such a big deal out of this... :dizzy:but one thing is sure... we will not go as low as they have done... ok maybe i have started boycutting every muslim service, and other things... But still its just to secure my own countrys welfare.... im not a racist wich some/ every muslim in denmark would call me because i don't do what they want me to do... over 50% of all crime in dk is made by muslims and imigrants .... but still we accept them.. and we have to keep it that way... but i think that the danish gouverment should make a stronger law against imigrants... not only the 24 yearold law but also about who we let in and why they are here... is it because we give too much to the ones who dosn't work... or is it because they are living in fear in their own country?....
I wanna thank everyone supporting denmark... and also the canadians who are against us because of something that small as an island... (why not let the island decide? ey'? :razz:)

Go to

Go to http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/freespeech1 to sign a petition in support of Denmark.

Danish people are the most

Danish people are the most integer human beings in the world. They are a bit nationalistic and proud on their country. It hurts to see a Danish flag go up in flames. It is of course of no respect that one journalist makes such a drawings of prophet Mohammed, it is an insult for many moslim believers.
I hope we keep striving for peace, think about the poor people who had a disaster in Pakistan, all the people in the world are helping them. This has nothing to do with religions, people who are good of nature act in their own way. And there are many good Danish and many good moslims.

All the best.
Robert

:furious: WTF????? Who ever

:furious: WTF????? Who ever made that cartoon should be very ashamed... its not like every one else goes around saying bad things about danish people.. think about it,, ON THE DAMN MEDIA.. this is bull shit... Our world is turning upside down.. i just wanted to say that who ever made that extreme rude comment, GO TO HELL!!!!!! IDIOTS!!!!
WHAT THE HELL DID THE MUSLIMS DID EVER DO TO YOU????? TEll me b*i*th!!!! think about this!!! Anna :argue:

i found this

i found this article......Islam is no laughing matter. The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten is being protected by security guards and several cartoonists have gone into hiding after the newspaper published a series of twelve cartoons (see them all here, halfway the article) about the prophet Muhammad. According to the Islam it is blasphemous to make images of the prophet. Muslim fundamentalists have threatened to bomb the paper’s offices and kill the cartoonists.

The newspaper published the cartoons when a Danish author complained that he could find no-one to illustrate his book about Muhammad. Jyllands-Posten wondered whether there were more cases of self-censorship regarding Islam in Denmark and asked twelve illustrators to draw the prophet for them. Carsten Juste, the paper’s editor, said the cartoons were a test of !!!whether the threat of Islamic terrorism had limited the freedom of expression in Denmark.!!! WTF??????? think about it!!!!!!! im gonna start a petition!!! im not joking either you effing idiots!!!!

i found this

i found this article......Islam is no laughing matter. The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten is being protected by security guards and several cartoonists have gone into hiding after the newspaper published a series of twelve cartoons (see them all here, halfway the article) about the prophet Muhammad. According to the Islam it is blasphemous to make images of the prophet. Muslim fundamentalists have threatened to bomb the paper’s offices and kill the cartoonists.

The newspaper published the cartoons when a Danish author complained that he could find no-one to illustrate his book about Muhammad. Jyllands-Posten wondered whether there were more cases of self-censorship regarding Islam in Denmark and asked twelve illustrators to draw the prophet for them. Carsten Juste, the paper’s editor, said the cartoons were a test of !!!whether the threat of Islamic terrorism had limited the freedom of expression in Denmark.!!! WTF??????? think about it!!!!!!! im gonna start a petition!!! im not joking either you effing idiots!!!!

This is specifically for

This is specifically for Anna..the WTF girl. You come across as having a bit of a play school attitude towards this, it is not a matter of who has done what to who. The Danish press are not picking a fight, but merley expressing a view on one aspect of humanity, which they are entitled to do. I was brought up as a Catholic, and there is very little respect for my faith, or my God now. Every day on Television you see p*ss taking, so why is it different for Muslims? If the Muslim faith was tolerant, and believed in itself, it would be strong enough to see off any critisism. What is the result of the action that has been taken... further degradation of reputation.

Looks like you are being

Looks like you are being flooded with Islamic propaganda, which they have been honing for a thousand years. Much of what is said above is outright lies.

One example:


Allah says in the Glorious Qur’an, in Surah Israa, Ch. 17, Verse 70:

‘We have honoured the sons of Adam’

Allah does not say that He has honoured only the Arabs or the Americans or a particular race. He states that He has honoured all the children of Adam, irrespective of race, caste, colour, creed or gender.

Well let's see what the Qur'an really has to say.

17:70 Verily we have honoured the Children of Adam. We carry them on the land and the sea, and have made provision of good things for them, and have preferred them above many of those whom We created with a marked preferment.

What? What's that bold. Why did the person writing the article leave that out. Apparently, Allah has given preferential treatment over many others, a treatment is a "marked perferment". In other words it is highly noticable.

You see they don't quote the whole thing. This says the Allah has played favorites.

If you read the whole Qur'an in context you will see that it is very anti-Jewish. It calls them apes and pigs, greedy, etc. It says that Jews and Christians, "people of the book" should be treated as second class citizens, and that Idolators (everyone else) should be put to the sword.

Just one small example of this, the Quran is dripping with nasties like this:

9:29 Fight against such of those who have been given the Scripture as believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, and forbid not that which Allah hath forbidden by His messenger, and follow not the Religion of Truth, until they pay the tribute readily, being brought low.

If you read the Quran you will also notice that the writer had a very poor understanding of the stories of the bible, and mistells many of them. Contradictory positions are taken. For instance, Adam in one place is thought of as the first man, but here in this quote you can see that Allah made many others.

A Story in Smilies :deal:

A Story in Smilies

:deal: <-- Danish Cartoonist
:furious: <-- Angry Muslim
:argue: <-- Danish Cartoonist and Angry Muslim
:behead: :evil: <-- Danish Carttonist and Angry Muslim getting revenge
:bigcry: :no: :sad: :mad: :cry2:<-- Family members of Danish cartoonist
:mrgreen: :smile: :cool: :roll: :wink: :lol: <-- Muslims the world over

:idea:

:idea:<-Mohammed has idea
:dizzy:<-Mohammed claims Allah speaks to him
:smitten:<-Mohammed sees girl he likes
:twisted:<-Mohammed gets another idea
:dead::dead::dead::dead::dead::dead:<-Kills family members
:bigcry:<-Girl distraught
:no:<-Not ready for Mohammeds advances next day
:oops:<-Loses virginity to Mohammed that day
:cry2:<-This is how she felt
:smitten:<-This is what muslims say she felt
:smitten:<-Mohamed sees 6 year old
:idea:<-Mohammed told by Allah to marry this one
:deal:<-Makes deal with parents
:eek:<-Girl now nine on swing
:oops:<-One less nine year old virgin
:dunce:<-Writes Koran with such moral teachings
:stupid:<-Muslims buy it
:sleep:<-Intelligent people don't
:behead:<-Deal with non-believers
:bomb::bomb::bomb::bomb:<-Muslims ever since
:gossip:<-Free speech in Denmark
:evil:<-Muslim reaction
:dead::dead::dead::dead:<-Muslim plans for Denmark

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Greetings to all, First

Greetings to all,

First of all I'd like to say: Congratulations to the Danes for holding steadfast to your belief in your right to think and speak freely.
Also, congratulations to this site and its contributors for providing some of the more interesting (and free!) debate on this subject.
For Mohammed Mateen and Anna, I say, just as Muslims should have the right to profess their beliefs about Allah, the Prophet Mohammed, Jesus, Mary, the Quran, etc., so should all others have the same right to express their beliefs.
There are divergences of thought even within Islam. If there weren't, we wouldn't have Sunni Islam and Shiite Islam.
PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT BELIEFS AND INTERPRETATIONS ON ANY GIVEN SUBJECT UNDER THE SUN, and they should be allowed in any country, region, forum, and medium to express these beliefs without fear of violent physical reprisals.
It takes but little consideration by thinking individuals of any faith to arrive at that conclusion.
I ask you, what reasonably is more offensive, to see an unverifiably realistic cartoon image of the Prophet Mohammed in a newspaper, or to see criminals randomly murder innocent non-Muslims and Muslims alike and in the name of Islam as we have seen so frequently in recent years?
One would think that Muslims, more than any of the rest of us, would be the most offended by the latter misrepresentation of their religion.
One can no more condemn a person for expression of their opinions and beliefs than one can condemn a person for their individual appearance or the clothes that they choose to wear.
To do so is to deny their very right to existence, which is condemnable in almost all world religions.
And just as Muslims should be free around the world to openly express their beliefs, non-muslims should be fully free in Muslim countries to do the same.
Indeed, the world's 1.4 billion or so Muslims cannot force the other 5 billion or so people on this planet to follow their religious beliefs or code of religious conduct.
I say this with full respect for sentiment of the non-violent majority of the world's Muslim community.
Finally, looking at events in this light, I'd say that the cartoon controversy has brought a positive element to the debate in forcing people to think about the consequences of religious intolerance and underscoring the need for more dialogue among the world's people and religions.
Once again, congratulations to the Danes for reminding us of this, and peace to all people of all faiths.