Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Danish paper apologises for printing Muhammad cartoon, what took them so long?

Danish daily appologises for Muhammad cartoons

Danish paper apologises for printing Muhammad cartoon

You may know but I did a diary on this subject more than four years ago. However with all the blogs and reporting on them and the results of printing them one very important point among many has yet to be mentioned. First I have to question the wisdom of the Danish paper for getting involved with this in the first place knowing the volatile state of relations between Muslims and the west and the seriousness in which most Muslims take to having Muhammad blasphemed.

Just what religion if any is the person who gave the okay to print anyway? Also supposedly freedom of speech was the issue which motivated the printing but in reality what was the real motivation behind it? Protests, riots, and deaths, continue to increase and worsen around the world. What else could possibly have been expected?

I agree with free speech. I also believe to each his or her own. Leave well enough alone that works too. Above all I believe in engaging brain before acting. Just what was the thought process if any in the first place. We have freedom of speech yes! I think it is too late but we have to think about the consequences of exercising it at least for the moment at a time when we should be trying to quell anti western feelings not fueling the fire.

It seems to me like these cartoons have done the trick for Muslim extremists anyway. They have succeeded in uniting Muslims where we have until now failed to do with our ineptitude in dealing with the Muslim world. We have finally united the majority of Muslims against the west and we now have take off. I ask again, what could have possibly been the expected outcome and whose side was this Danish paper on in the first place?

If you do not Remember the Danish cartoons about Muhammad printed more than 4 years ago Here they are

Also, remember the US charged a Chicago man in the 2008 Mumbai attack? I mention it because he also tried to attack the Danish newspaper that published the Muhammed cartoons: Two days prior to that I republished by coincidence the cartoons of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad published in early October 2005 in a Danish newspaper as they outraged Muslim’s around the world and that was only one of the many things we keep doing to seemingly taunt Islam. What took them so long to apologize for their insensitivity?

James Joiner
Gardner, Massachusetts


Holte Ender said...

Lets not forget Theo Van Gogh, the Dutch film director who was murdered by extremists for daring to make a film Submission about the mistreatment of women in the Islamic world. Van Gogh was assassinated in a most brutal fashion for exercising his free speech rights to expose cruelty. I don't think his family got an apology.

an average patriot said...

Thanks Holte! You know damn well there was no apology. I don't think I even remember that incident.

Demeur said...

Sounds like they can dish it out but they can't take it. I also think that it wouldn't have mattered if there were comics or films the extremists will find a reason for their actions. Much like the right found a reason for war.

an average patriot said...

Demeur that sums it up and says it all! Right from the beginning anything that is said or done that can be used to add fuel on to the fire to fuel extremism is!