Danish papers reprint Turbomb in solidarity with Westergaard

The Jyllands-Posten reports the good news that “all the country’s major dailies” have reprinted Kurt Westergaard’s iconic “Turbomb” Motoon in their reports of the arrest of three Muslim men alleged to have been plotting the 73-year-old cartoonist’s murder.

Newspapers which at the height of the crisis criticised the Jyllands-Posten for publishing the Motoons today decided to reprint the most controversial of the twelve as an “act of solidarity”. Presumably the fact that it was an essential part of the news story was also a factor.

Pity the UK press did not think so.

Lisbeth Knudsen, editor of Berlisgske Tidende, said:

We can’t accept that freedom of speech be taken hostage by religious fanaticism. Freedom of speech can be respectful and tolerant, but it should never be intimidated into silence.

Tøger Seidenfaden, Politiken‘s editor-in-chief:

In a free society, we can discuss how public discussions should be conducted, but not if they should be conducted.

These cartoons have become the equivalent of a naughty step for violent Muslim toonophobes. Like tantrum-prone toddlers, their behaviour is unacceptable, and if they continue to misbehave the cartoons will continue to be published far and wide. They do not like it, but they must sit on that naughty step and think about their actions until they understand the rules.

Meanwhile, The Local reports that a map of Lars Vilks’ house and documents on night-vision binoculars were seized during the arrest of two terror suspects in Sweden.

As you may remember, Mr Vilks has bounty on his head for drawing this:

mo dog

UPDATE: (15th Feb) The Iranian government, that fine example of civilisation and human respect,
has summoned the Danish ambassador for a telling off.

UPDATE: David Thompson has some good commentary on a disgusting piece in Comment is Free by Faisal al Yafai, who managed to excrete 500 sneering, smart-arsey words without once mentioning why the cartoon was reprinted.

4 Responses to “Danish papers reprint Turbomb in solidarity with Westergaard”

  1. tom p says:

    Was the bounty placed on his head by the society for good quality cartoons?

  2. martyn says:

    Modogs not up to much. If you really want them all to go straight to rage con 1 may I suggest a Mopig.

  3. bharatian says:

    Arabs were privy to the fake Jesus and how he was created by Constantine. Thus Islam was created on the same lines as Christianity by faking the Koran (Koran even says Mohd went to heaven in Jarusalem mosque, but when Mohd died there was no mosque. The mosque was constructed fifty years after Mohd’s death) and putting the mantle of Prophet on an oprphan who supposed to have lived some 150 years earlier and whose parents have died and who could not be traced at all. They also occupied a Hindu temple called Kaaba covered it with black cloth to prevent its detection and wrote Koran with the help of christians. Latest studies shows that the there were no Christians for the first three centuries. Jesus and Christianity was invented by the mafia King Constantine. Three hundred years of history of Christianity was cooked up, the entire fake existence of the tribe of Christians was made up, and fake Jesus and Gospels were created by one man, Eusebius who was appointed for this work by the King Constantine. Jesus was made as a true copy of the Son of God Osiris-Dionysus.who was prevalent at that time. In 325 CE Constantine called the Council of Nicaea to pass the Gospels and Jesus story. Arius voiced and voted against the new religion telling that Jesus was a character who did not exist before, Jesus is a fabrication, Jesus is a fiction as are his gospels. Initially 17 were against the idea of Christianity and Jesus, but King Constantine prevailed and finally only three voted against and 217 voted in favour of the new religion Christianity and gave divinity to the new invention Jesus. After the religion was passed by the committee, Constantine implemented it in the Roman Empire. To hide evidence Constantine had burned all the documents, but many survived. Constantine exiled Arius and others for opposing him and poisoned and killed Arius within a period of five years. The christian “Biblical History” was inserted into the political history of the Roman Empire no earlier than the rise of Constantine. Emperor Julian who came to power few decades later denounced the christian religion and Jesus as fake. He wrote that Christian religion was a fabrication and fiction of wicked men. Three Books written by Julian was censored by the Church in the fifth century to hide the truth. The British Museum, London , The Imperial Library, Paris, etc, have documents and books to show these truth. Arabs were privy to the fake Jesus and how he was created by Constantine. They also created their own prophet and their own religion. Like the Christians taken over the Pagan temple in Rome, the muslims have taken over a Hindu temple and converted it to their mosque called Kaaba. Muslims are true followers of Christians. While Christianity killed some 500 million humans on earth in the name of Christianity, Muslims killed some 75 million humans. Instead of dictatorship Christians are taking over the world by Globalization, and muslims are not far behind as can be seen in the American port agreement by Dubai Ports. Christianity and Islam are two of the same kind and is against intelligence and the very survival of human race.

  4. bharatian says:

    Contrary to the general belief, the religion of Islam was not intended for the people of the entire world. Prophet Muhammad had launched his movement to dislodge the Quraish priests from the highly profitable posts of the Ka`aba, and to have them reallocated to himself and to his followers is inferable from the Quran itself (42-7) (27-91). It is clear from the above two verses of the Quran that the scope and the purpose of Islam were limited to the City of Mecca and that it was the Hindu Deity who had commanded the Prophet Muhammad to serve the lord of Mecca. The fact that Islam had become a dominant force in the Arabian Peninsula through murder, loot and enslavement negates all the claims we now hear from Muslims and their scholars. Intolerance towards non-Muslims was one of the important characteristics of the Prophet of Islam. On the authority of Ubaydullah b. Abdullah b. Utba b. Masud tells us the following: “The only dispositions that the Apostle made at his death were three: He bequeathed to the Rahawis land which produced a hundred loads in Khaybar, to the Dariyis, the Sabais, and the Asharis the same. He also gave instructions that the mission of Usama bin Zayd b. Haritha should be carried through and that two religions should not be allowed to remain in the Peninsula of the Arabs” (Sirat Rasulallah, p. 523). It is in keeping with the Prophet’s instruction from his deathbed that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not permit any religion other than Islam to exist on its soil. Put in a nutshell Islam is not tolerant of other religions. Therefore, to claim that it is a religion of peace and harmony is simply untenable. A Muslim leader cannot be a moderate leader or turn his or her country into a moderate nation, if that leader is a good Muslim. The Quran says ‘Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Apostle, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth (Islam), (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued (9-29). Through the above, Allah has made it compulsory for the Muslim leaders to fight the non-Muslims. In the light of the above stipulation of the Quran, one must wonder: how can people, having even a little bit of common sense, ever claim that Islam promotes equality, moderation, tolerance and peace.