Saturday, June 16, 2012

Denmark jails Prophet cartoon gang for 12 years

Four guilty of Danish plot over Muhammad cartoons: The court heard the men wanted to kill a large number of people in revenge for the paper's publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in 2005. The four were all Muslims resident in Sweden. Police said they were arrested just hours before the foiled attack.

A time line: Muhammad cartoons that will not let die
Attack on French satirical paper: It comes a day after the publication named the Prophet Muhammad as its "editor-in-chief" for its next issue.Its cover carried a caricature of the Prophet making a facetious comment.

Muslim cartoon row timeline: The BBC News website outlines key events in the escalating row over the publication of cartoons satirising the Prophet Muhammad.

Danish paper apologized long ago for printing Muhammad cartoon

You may know but I did a diary on this subject five 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 now 6 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 Muhammad 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?

Regardless it is too late! This as most know is just one of many issues the extremists will continue to use to drum up anti- west sentiment to keep UBL's personal anti Muslim and anti west vendetta alive. Now what will they do?

James Joiner
Gardner, Massachusetts

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