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Originally posted by Riwka
nobody in Egypt protested,
nobody wanted an apolgy for the re-publishing
no death threads against Al Fagr
nobody stormed the embassy of Egypt somewhere
nobody burned the egyptian flag...
Originally posted by cutecate
hey guys, look
What You don't seem able to understand is the fact that people in MOST islamic wold are boycotting Danish products NOT because of what this news paper said or this author do , its because of the responses of the Danish government about the issue, here is the official responses of the Danish government:
1- the queen of Denmark called it a "freedom of speech" and told the author she encourage him to do more sketches like this about Islam to make the Muslims more aware of the "freedom of speech" right.
2-The Danish prime minister told Muslims they have NO RIGHT to protest , not even the right to protest! AND THEY PREACH ABOUT FREEDOM OF SPEECH!
3-There supreme court chief encouraged Muslims to accept the cartoons and told them THEY HAVE NO RIGHT TO PRESS CHARGES , again with RIGHTS .
it seems that the rights of freedom of choice is only reserved for Danish people in this matter and no one else , so when we talk about the boycott they are not targeting the companies , they are targeting the government of Denmark who in force taxes on those companies exports profits which reaches 100 million $ DAILY in the middle east area alone .
the news paper has nothing to do with the boycott , in fact I see the cartoon he did is nothing compared to other images in the internet on blogger sites every day of degrading Islam and the Koran you don't see them boycotting these countries products, that's because the countries of these bloggers didn't say "well done" to those people , it simply kept there mouth shut or said "we are sorry, this reflects only this person's opinion not ours" IF the Danish government did that ,then everybody would have backed off.
do you remember "Salman Rushdi' in the 80's? no one made a big deal about Britain's choice to distribute the book , in fact it was distributed in all Europe and America , there was a "Fatwa" to kill the author not the rest of Europe because the governments "Again" Knew how to deal with the situation in a "smart way" which is a lot less then what I can say about the Danish government response.
Oh, and by the way the news paper did apologize and they are still boycotting them because the government "STILL DIDN'T" how arrogant!
I hope you understood now that the boycott has nothing to do with this newspaper or the artist who did them , its about the Danish government POINT BLANK
Norway, Denmark withdraw aid workers from Muslim countries
The Red Cross, Norwegian Peoples Aid, Norwegian Church Aid and the Norwegian Refugee Council are modifying their aid efforts in several countries as a result of the protests, according to NRK.
Among those who will be affected are the earth quake victims in Pakistan, refugees in Somalia and Sudan, and the Tsunami victims in Aceh in Indonesia.
Originally posted by Lady of the Lake
As you can see from the attached the cartoons that have caused so much outrage were in fact published in an Egyptian Newspaper back on October. Not a sound of outrage was uttered. So what does this mean? Let's consider:
Firstly knowledge of the cartoons was no secret to thousands of Muslims months ago. The outrage comes after months of planning. Lets face it, the Danish flag burning in Iran took organising. They wouldn’t have piles of Danish flags just wanting for little Denmark to cause global outrage.
Theory 1. Divert the attention of the down trodden. Muslims in many countries are spiralling further and further into poverty and suppression. They were promised much by their leaders who have delivered little if nothing. What better way to divert their attention from their own misery than have then focus on the old ‘enemy’?
Example the Danish flag burning in Iran took some organising. I can’t believe that the Iranians stockpiled Danish flags just waiting for an excuse to burn them.
Theory 2. The more sinister theory of course is that this is all leading up to the start of WWW111.
external image Jumblatt accuses Assad of inciting riots against Danish offices in Lebanon and Syria
"The violence and burnings in Lebanon were the work of Syrian soldiers and workers dressed in civilian clothes," he said in an interview.
"Regarding the burnings and protests in Damascus, it is very bizarre that a so-called secular totalitarian regime that controls everything was not able to control these demonstrations."
MEMRI: Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi Responds to Cartoons of Prophet Muhammad: Whoever is Angered and Does Not Rage in Anger is a Jackass - We are Not a Nation of Jackasses
February 9, 2006
In a February 3, 2006 Friday sermon, Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi, who is head of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, president of the International Association of Muslim Scholars (IAMS), and the spiritual guide of many other Islamist organizations across the world (including the Muslim Brotherhood), exhorted worshippers to show rage to the world over the Danish paper Jylland Posten's publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. The sermon was aired on Qatar TV on February 3, 2006.
The following are excerpts from the sermon:
Sheikh Yousef Al-Qaradhawi: "The nation must rage in anger. It is told that Imam Al-Shafi' said: 'Whoever was angered and did not rage is a jackass.' We are not a nation of jackasses. We are not jackasses for riding, but lions that roar. We are lions that zealously protect their dens, and avenge affronts to their sanctities. We are not a nation of jackasses. We are a nation that should rage for the sake of Allah, His Prophet, and His book.
"We must rage, and show our rage to the world."
Laban: Muhammed-sagen er positiv (Extrabladet)
10. feb. 2006
(Foto: Johnny Frederiksen)
Vulkanen er bragt i udbrud. Bagefter vil alting vokse frem og skinne smukt. Den nuværende situation er meget positiv. Den tvinger os til at give hinanden mere opmærksomhed og bringer os sammen, sagde Abu Laban.
Under fredagsbønnen langede han ellers hårdt ud efter Naser Khader og den hollandske systemkritiker og politiker Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
- Jeg kalder dem rotter i hullet. Det er dem, der laver krisen i Europa, ikke os. Vi arbejder hårdt og objektivt for alle parters interesser. Disse folk misleder det europæiske kontinent, sagde imamen.
The volcano has been brought to eruption. Afterwards things will grow and be beautiful and shining bright. The current situation is very positive. It forces us to give each other more attention and it is bringing us together, said Abu Laban.
During Friday´s prayer he spoke very badly about Naser Khader and the dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
I call them rats in the hole. They are the ones causing the crisis in Europe. We are working hard for everyone´s interest. These people are misleading the European continent, said the imam.
Originally posted by Hellmutt
The madman speaks.
Link to Video of Abu Laban´s Friday speech
also check out (top right corner) : "10.02.2006: - Pressemøde med imam Abu Laben" (it´s in english)
Cartoon War...What do Muslims Want?!
"The sabotage done by some Muslims in some [Arab] capitals in response to the offensive cartoons is unacceptable and should be denounced," respected scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, who heads the Dublin-based International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) told Al-Jazeera’s Shari`ah and Life program.
"We don't want the expression of our condemnation (of the cartoons) to be used by some to portray a distorted image of Islam," Mohamed Rashid Qabani, Lebanon's top Sunni Muslim scholar, said.
"It is regrettable that certain people have poorly expressed their protest against the publication by European newspapers of images that are offensive to the Prophet," said Syrian Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Badreddine Hassun.