Danish Muslims sue newspaper

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Having failed twice in their attempts to get Jyllands-Posten prosecuted under Danish criminal law, a group of 27 Muslim organisations are filing a lawsuit against the paper for “defamation”.

Michael Christiani Havemann, a lawyer representing the Muslim groups, says

We’re seeking judgment for both the text and the drawings which were gratuitously defamatory and injurious.

The groups are apparently blind to the fact that their continued hysterical over-reaction is far more injurious to the image of Islam than any of the 12 cartoons that appeared in September – or indeed any of the thousands of others that were drawn as a direct result of their hysterical over-reaction.


6 Responses to “Danish Muslims sue newspaper”

  1. andrew says:

    Can you defame a dead guy?

  2. Andy Gilmour says:

    Hey, at least they’re going to have to fork out a bucket of cash trying to prove defamation of a long-dead, semi-mythological character. in a country which has more liberal freedom of expression laws than we do.
    If this ever gets to court, the transcripts could make very entertaining reading (assuming some kind person could translate them for us..). :-)

  3. Andy A says:

    Andy Gilmour writes,

    If this ever gets to court, the transcripts could make very entertaining reading (assuming some kind person could translate them for us..)

    Just put them through one of those translator website, Andy, such as Google’s. If you’ve ever seen what comes out of them, you’ll realise that a decent translation of Google’s pidgin will mean just as much.

  4. Andy A says:

    What I meant to say was that a decent translation would mean about as much as Google’s pidgin.

  5. Andy Gilmour says:

    Andy A,

    Thanks, but I’d like to be able to savour every subtle nuance of the judge ripping their deposition to shreds.

    I really hope they spend a ludicrous amount of money on getting to that point, though!

  6. Andy A says:

    I really hope they spend a ludicrous amount of money on getting to that point, though!

    Yes, and so do I. It could become a real cause célèbre with much hand-rubbingly satisfying and justifiable smugness on the parts of such as we. Can’t wait!