Motoons lawsuit thrown out of court

Good news from Denmark, where an attempt to sue the Jyllands-Posten editor and culture editor for publishing cartoons “offensive to Muhammed” was rejected by the City Court in Aarhus.

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?


3 Responses to “Motoons lawsuit thrown out of court”

  1. Marc Draco says:

    Aww…. poor darlin’s. Maybe they should go run to mummy to have her kiss it better.

  2. Andy Gilmour says:

    Hey, at least it’s eating up some of the cash they might otherwise have spent on campaigning for more faith schools, weapons training, etc,etc.

    :-)

    And to think that we get the occasional deluded soul round here who thinks we never bash Islam…?

  3. martyn says:

    Islam? No is sheep honest!