Motoons lawsuit thrown out of court
A group of 27 Muslim organisations brought the action against Carsten Juste and Flemming Rose back in March. The judge ruled that there was no evidence that the cartoons were “intended to be insulting”. The Muslim organisations are set to appeal.
The Times has a quote from Carsten Juste, stating the obvious:
Anything but a pure acquittal would have been a disaster for press freedom and the media’s possibility to fulfil its duties in a democratic society
And the BBC quotes an outraged spokesman for Jamaat-al-Islami, who inadvertently hits the nail on the head:
It is not up to the court to decide if Muslims will have hard feelings or not.
Well, yes. Quite. So why take the newspaper to court in the first place?