Tag Archives: Jyllands-Posten

Oh No, Not in Copenhagen Too!

This is so tragic and so completely barbaric:

One man was killed and two more wounded in a shoot-out outside a mosque in central Copenhagen on Tuesday morning.

The Norway gunman seems to have like minded friends across the sea in Denmark.

Anti-Islamic feeling has been strengthening in Denmark ever since the conservative Jyllands-Posten newspaper outraged the Muslim world by publishing cartoons of the prophet Mohammed.

Astonishing, really, given the openness of Danish society and the friendliness (in a German-esque way) of the Danes. God willing all this madness will end and never be repeated. I know the decent Danes wish the same.

The Danish ‘Muhammed’ Cartoonist is on Trial in Jordan (in Absentia)

Kurt Westergaard, one of the cartoonists of th...

A Jordanian court has begun blasphemy proceedings against Danish artist Kurt Westergaard for a controversial cartoon he drew of the Prophet Mohammed.  “A court in Amman began today the trial in absentia of those who insulted the Prophet, including Westergaard and Danish newspapers which published his offensive cartoon,” said Tareq Hawamdeh, lawyer for local journalists and activists who brought the suit. The proceeding started on April 25.  “Judge Nathir Shehadeh adjourned the trial until May 8 to hear the witnesses,” Mr. Hawamdeh said in a statement.In 2005, Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten ran a feature with several different artists’ drawings under the heading “Faces of Mohammed.” The most controversial of the cartoons was Mr. Westergaard’s depicting the Prophet Mohammed with a bomb in his turban.

So the insane Terry Jones isn’t the only person of questionable intelligence when it comes to silly ‘trials’ based on nothing more than religious bigotry.  So, how many who denounced Jones will now denounce Jordan as roundly?  I’d wager very few.   Shame on Jordan nonetheless for fanning the flames of hate.