Saudi lawyers demand Motoon apology
A firm of Saudi lawyers, reportedly acting on behalf of the descendants of the Prophet Mohammed (the inventor if Islam (a theistic religion)), has demanded printed apologies from all the Danish newspapers which republished the “Turbomb” Motoon:
Faizal A.Z. Yamani of the Jeddah-based legal firm A.Z. Yamani sent a letter to about a dozen newspaper editors, insisting that they print apologies in Danish, English, Arabic and French, and to undertake never to print the cartoon again. He also ordered all the cartoons to be removed from the internet in perpetuity.
Yes, you read that right: he also ordered all the cartoons to be removed from the internet in perpetuity. Aren’t Saudi Arabian lawyers funny?
Unsurprisingly, the Danish Newspaper association doubts that the editors will comply, calling the demands “unacceptable.”
About 17 Danish newspapers reprinted the Turbomb after police foiled an alleged plot to murder the cartoonist, Kurt Westergaard.
(Hat tip, B&W)