Cartoon rage grows worldwide; two Arla Foods employees beaten in Saudi Arabia

Cartoon Rage Update. I must confess, I am amazed that this story never seems to die. Perhaps these twelve cartoons will end up being the Gavrilo Princip of 2006. “Protests Over Muhammad Cartoon Grow,” from AP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:

BEIRUT, Lebanon – The controversy over Danish caricatures of Prophet Muhammad escalated Monday as gunmen seized an EU office in Gaza and Muslims appealed for a trade boycott of Danish products. Denmark called for its citizens in the Middle East to exercise vigilance.

Denmark-based Arla Foods, which has been the target of a widespread boycott in the Middle East, reported that two of its employees in Saudi Arabia were beaten by angry customers. Aid groups, meanwhile, pulled workers out of Gaza, citing the threat of hostilities….

But Arla Food’s executive director urged the Danish government to take action.

“Freedom of expression is an internal Danish issue but this has a totally different dimension,” Peder Tuborgh said. “This is about Denmark having offended millions of Muslims.”

I.e., surrender, please, before we go broke. Buy those cheeses, people. We are few in number, but maybe if we act we can help Mr. Tuborgh regain a little backbone.

Villy Soevndal, leader of the small opposition Socialist People’s Party, said Denmark “cannot be a country where the prime minister goes into hiding while Denmark loses export money, Danish citizens are being threatened and Danish flags burned.”…

Villy, you’re right. The whole free world should be standing with Rasmussen. What a pity that craven political hacks like Bill Clinton have already lined up on the other side.

The Danish Red Cross said it was evacuating two employees from Gaza and one from Yemen.

There have been concrete threats against our employees. The fact that they are Danish nationals has made the difference,” Danish Red Cross spokesman Anders Ladekarl said.

The Norwegian People’s Aid group also said it was withdrawing its two Norwegian representatives in Gaza but that operations would be maintained by local staff….

In Iraq, a roadside bomb targeted a joint Danish-Iraqi patrol near the southern city of Basra on Monday, wounding one Iraqi policeman, military officials said. The attack was the first involving Danish troops since the protests flared.

Danish forces said the roadside bomb was targeting the Iraqi police rather than the Danes, though British Maj. Peter Cripps said coalition forces were investigating if there was any link between the attack and the drawings….

Libya on Sunday said it was closing its embassy in Denmark.

Emirates’ Minister of Justice and Islamic Affairs Mohammed Al Dhaheri said publishing the “blasphemous” cartoons was “disgusting and irresponsible,” according to comments released Monday by the official WAM news agency.

“This is cultural terrorism, not freedom of expression. The repercussions of such irresponsible acts will have adverse impact on international relations.”

The Egyptian parliament’s Economic Committee refused to discuss a $72.5 million loan from Denmark to Egypt, with newspapers quoting lawmakers as saying they do not want to cooperate with a country that has insulted the prophet.

In Pakistan, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said the government is “engaged with the Danish government” over the cartoon publication.

She said Pakistan hopes the Danish government would “try to resolve this issue because you cannot hurt the sentiments of billions of Muslims in the name of freedom of press.”

Why not? What is freedom of the press if nothing can be said that hurts anyone’s sentiments?

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  1. says

    Enablers of this madness are worse than the nationalistic Princip:

    Former US president Bill Clinton warned of rising anti-Islamic prejudice, comparing it to historic anti-Semitism as he condemned the publishing of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper.

    “So now what are we going to do? … Replace the anti-Semitic prejudice with anti-Islamic prejudice?” he said at an economic conference in the Qatari capital of Doha.

    “In Europe, most of the struggles we’ve had in the past 50 years have been to fight prejudices against Jews, to fight against anti-Semitism,” he said.

    Clinton described as “appalling” the 12 cartoons published in a Danish newspaper in September depicting Prophet Mohammed and causing uproar in the Muslim world.

  2. says

    “The Egyptian parliament’s Economic Committee refused to discuss a $72.5 million loan from Denmark to Egypt…”

    That’s showing them, eh Ahmed?

    WTF is this perversion of reality? Why is Denmark sending tens of millions to Egypt? I hope Denmark doesn’t next beg Egypt to accept the “loan”, as if they were cowering, simpering dhimmis.

    Frigging jizya.

    Note to the Danish government: If you must spend money, spend it in Denmark or the Faeroe Islands or Greenland or at least anyplace outside of the dar-al-islam. You gain only illusions by giving generously (in your view, but not in the recipients’ view) to the ideologically muslim. In their view, your gifts and loans are owed to them, or are even seen as tribute — proof of subservience.

  3. says

    I like this one from the AP report

    The Egyptian parliament’s Economic Committee refused to discuss a $72.5 million loan from Denmark to Egypt, with newspapers quoting lawmakers as saying they do not want to cooperate with a country that has insulted the prophet.

    Cooperate? Something about choosers and beggars leaps to the mind.

    Then even more alternative reality stuff – the Arabs in the West Bank demand that the EU continue their aid money, then go on to threaten the Danes and Norwegians who are helping the Arabs there.

    Has the Web been hijacked by the Monty Python Gang, or does my monitor need adjusting?

  4. says

    I had never heard of Arla foods untiil this lunacy took hold. I bought four Arla cheese products yesterday to support the Danes. I have discovered Danish feta cubes. They are outstanding! Can’t wait to try the others (can’t try them all at once or I’ll need to be fitted by Omar the tentmaker.)

  5. says

    del

    You had the same though as I did. I was beginning to think that this was some wierd Monty Python sketch that has taken over the whole Internet, nay the world – John Cleese, Terry Jones and Michael Palin had declared themselves world supremos and told us, “DO Not Adjust your monitors” – We are now entering into the Twilight Zone as designed by Monty Python.

    Yikes.

    When you deal with islam you enter the Twilight Zone and need to leave your concepts of reality at the door.

  6. says

    Nausea Inducer: Peder Tuborgh said: “This is about Denmark having offended millions of Muslims.”

    I cannot believe he said that. How can he ascribe blame for the acts of a newpaper to the entire nation of Denmark? How did that leap of logic occur? Is he just following the “logic” of those Muslims who continue to complain about the cartoons?

    I actually sent a supportive email to those clowns at Arla Foods a day or so ago, before this. I’m sorry I did.

    The NATION of Denmark OWES NO APOLOGY TO ANYONE for the actions of one its newspapers!!

    The only legitimate apology can come from Jyllands Posten, and maybe the cartoon artists. And I support JP’s refusal to give in to this attack on free speech.

    I sense danger. That the acts of a free newspaper can lead to economic boycotts of its home country is disturbing. And it’s even more disturbing to hear such grovelling from the likes of Peder Tuborgh. Such pressure to PUNISH free speech, & the economic mechanisms at work, need careful analysis.

    Once a few pointy-headed government types decide that the right to free speech has economic consequences, the remaining days of free speech AS WE KNOW IT will begin to dwindle.

  7. says

    If only media outlets nationwide would publish these cartoons. What a conundrum for the muslims, boycott everything and starve or subvert your own supposed ideals.

    Put the cartoons on bumper stickers, shirts, window signs, billboards, everywhere; if your religion is so strong, you should be able to withstand such satire.

  8. says

    I am amazed that this story never seems to die.

    If the Danish authorities and newspapers had showed some spine and sense and said “Hey, the cartoonists can print whatever the hell they want, it’s a free country. Suck it up.” They would have stopped immedietly, but they’ve sensed a weakness and now they’re going for it. They won’t stop until “speech codes”, found in college campuses across America, become the norm in Denmark.

  9. says

    “This is cultural terrorism, not freedom of expression.

    Yet again we see that muslims will demean and distort everything. They distort, minimise and denigrate the Holocuast.

    Arabs accuse Israel of a Holocaust of the Palestinians while at the same time denying that the Holocaust occurred.

    Now they accuse Denmark of ‘terrorism’ for the publication of some cartoons in a newspaper – terrorism, the very thing that muslims and islam are accused of.

    And here we are worried about Avian flu while there already is a raging pandemic.

  10. says

    There is an element of the “Koran denigration” about this affair. The US in the person Ms Rice apologised to the muslim world for the trangrssions of a few soldiers, thus giving the muslim world encouragement that if they kept raising the ante in any future clash, the West will crumble.

    So far they have made a correct assessment.

  11. says

    Whtever U all Danish supporter say , you will all see how they come to muslims on their knees pleading and begging .. 😉

    We dont make cartoons depicting ur religion or humilate your holy figures.

    Buy as much cheese and chocolate as u can and try supporting them till it satisfies you but tell you what it really gona hurt.

    Apology is just a part of the penalty muslims are asking rite now, other part is, you even cant imagine about it. Time Will decide

    ALL DANISH BUY CHEESE and Bury urself in it.

  12. says

    To klibra20,

    “Apology is just a part of the penalty muslims are asking rite now, other part is, you even cant imagine about it. Time Will decide”

    Wow! A veiled threat! How ‘unislamic’…

  13. says

    DP111 — you couldn’t be more correct… Every act of contrition by a Westerner, every apology, every concession is viewed by the ravenous Muslim Monster as an encouragement to behave worse the next time… This is the time honored reaction of the world’s worst nightmare fiends when the good guys toss them red meat…

    Islam is truly more like a cancer metastacizing, or a plague spreading — why do we bother to call it a “religion” when it’s clearly a malignant form of terror worship and pure Satanic idolatry?

  14. says

    I’m kind of slow, so let’s make sure I get this straight. It’s ok for Muslims to compare Jews to Nazis and Israel to the SS and the plight of the Palestinians to the plight of those in concentration camps. It’s fine to compare the crusader Bush to Hitler and to berate the polytheists at every chance. No problem to take the head off Berg and force him to identify his religion prior to seperation of body from head. Christians . . . oh, do you have Christians. Kill them in Pakistan, rape them in Egypt, slaughter ’em in the Sudan. How many cartoons of Sharon or any other Israeli leader or US leader drinking the blood of Arab children appear in Arab Newspapers. How about ‘documenteries’ like Horseman without a head or protocals of the elders of zion. This is fine. It’s ok. We’re just infedals.

    But, some harmless cartoon, lampooning the prophet, poking a bit of fun at Mohamed’s expense and all bets are off. Wage Jihad until the infedels back down. Hey if the economic boycott of Haverti cheese doesn’t work, maybe they’ll just behead the cartoonist and get it ove with . . . I shouldn’t give them any ideas.

  15. says

    klibra20-

    (What is it with you guys/gals all taking numbers in you Type Key names? Are there 19 other klibras out there? Or is it some kind of Muslo-code)

    I prefer Tuborg beer myself.

    But will enjoy munching on a few of their Havarti cheese cubes as I read the wonderfully inspiring Hadiths that talk about the pedophile “prophet” Mohammad (pb&j) as he fondled his child “bride” Aiyesha while she began to menstruate.

    What an uplifting text! And what a helluva guy!

    “Stoned Satan”, indeed!

  16. says

    From Marco Polo’s diary

    The Muslims in Persia are wicked and treacherous. The law which their propehet Mohamet[Muhammad] has given them lays down that any harm they may do to one who does not accept their law, and any appropriation of his goods, is no sin at all.

    John Wesley had this to say of Islam

    Ever since the religion of Islam appeared in the world, the espousers of it…have been as wolves and tigers to all other nations, rending and tearing all that fell into their merciless paws, and grinding them with their iron teeth; that numberless cities are raised from the foundation, and only their name remaining; that many countries, which were once as the garden of God, are now a desolate wilderness; and that so many once numerous and powerful nations are vanished from the earth! Such was, and is at this day, the rage, the fury, the revenge, of these destroyers of human kind.

    Muslims are doing now what their ancestors have done and as commanded by their law giver – mohammed. This is just another manifestation of the Jihad and that is why they keep rasing the ante, looking not for an apology but abject surrender. And every time they do so and the West crumbles in disarray, they take encouragement that the Jihad is progressing just fine. What they do not realise is that there is a slow fire burning in the West. It is a fire that will consume them.

    What frightens the islamic world more then anything is if the West shuts the door on them and evicts muslims from the West. The greatest fear for muslims in the US after 9/11 was that they would soon be seeing their beloved Palestine, Somalia, Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. When, due to our sense of fair play, that did not happen, they were soon emboldened, as one can see from the antics of CAIR.

    But there is a limit and that limit is fast approaching. Bill Clinton, that acute sensor of the political wind, has sensed it.

  17. says

    Hey klibra20,
    At the end of the day, the Danes may
    apologize and be cowardly. But you’ll still be
    a member of a worthless, pedophile worshipping
    cult that brings nothing to the world but misery.
    The coward is still better! And we’ll find better
    ways to bring you pictures of the lying murdering
    pervert you worship into your home. Count on it!

  18. says

    To Jim,

    “Peder Tuborgh said: “This is about Denmark having offended millions of Muslims.”

    I cannot believe he said that”

    Be realistic man, it has taken Arla Foods some 40 years or so to build up a market in the middle east, they have had plans of a massive expansion i the region and all of a sudden the whole thing crumbles in a few days. This must be a chock for the man and the company, it’s no wonder that he’s desperate to do or say something to change the situation. Noone saw this coming, not only are they closing down a factory in Saudi Arabia with a 1000 employees, today I’ve just heard that they’ve sacked 100 danish workers aswell. Try and imagine yourself in his shoes.

  19. says

    odin, king of gods says,

    “Try and imagine yourself in his shoes.”

    No. Try to imagine yourself licking the boot that is pressed upon your neck.

    Profit is worthless if spent paying the master.

  20. says

    “No. Try to imagine yourself licking the boot that is pressed upon your neck.

    Profit is worthless if spent paying the master.”

    Ahem, I was trying to make you see things from his perspective, like if you had his responsibility… It’s very easy to sit in front of your PC and call people bad names because they are not as ‘brave’ as an armchair hero like you…

  21. says

    Odin-
    It’s still a blow. And at some point, we ARE going to have to make the choice between comfort, profit, and our essential beliefs and liberties.

    I’d rather start sooner then later.

    Time for the western world to start divesting from such an unstable market.

  22. says

    this is just crazy shit.
    wake me up when we’ve carpet bombed meccah – cos , quite frankly, i’ve gone beyond the nicey nicey phase…

  23. says

    odin, king of gods,

    “…like if you had his responsibility…”

    And what makes you surmise that I haven’t similar responsibilites? Or anybody else for that matter?

    It is the common folk who rule the world, not the tangents who thrive on the tug and pull of the masses.

    Get real.

  24. says

    Odin

    Denmark has to continue playing it cool. Most people in the West will realise a bad case of bullying, and soon thereafter the danger to Freedom of Expression.

    I think Jyllands Post and Arla foods, an innocent bystander, are under immense pressure. Jyllands Post will have the pressure from businesses that do trade with the ME. They will be threatening to withdraw advertisements from Jyllands. As a newsapaper has few revenues other then advertisers, the shareholders or the owner of the paper will be susceptible to such pressure.

    Then there is Arla foods. They are genuinely innocent bystanders in all this. Again they will have advertising contracts with Jyllands Post, or their suppliers may have.

    I’m very impressed at the way Denmark has stood up to this islamic boycott combined with physical threats, while getting no support from its European or Western allies. Quite a different situation when one looks at the way the muslim world has united in attacking a small and vulnerable country.

    But even if Denmark apologises or even surrenders, which is what the muslim world is really demanding, this episode will not be forgotten.

  25. says

    klibra20 wrote:

    “We dont make cartoons depicting ur religion or humilate your holy figures.”

    No, you only blast them into oblivity, forgot the huge buhddist statues in Afghanistan which had to go in your never ending conquest at irradicating other cultures?

    Still enraged you didn’t succeed after 14 centuries.?
    Them clever cartoons from the danes must really hurt your self awareness. How it must hurt to belong to a religion that is based on hate, murder, rape, looting and retardedness.

    BTW, thanks to all muslims to help make publicity for Arla products, until the day before yesterday I didn’t even know them.

  26. says

    From the AP article: “Islamic tradition bars any depiction of the prophet, even respectful ones, out of concern that such images could lead to idolatry.”

    Definition of “idolatry” in New World Dictionary: “excessive devotion to or reverance for some person or thing” and at dictionary.com: “the worship of idols; the worship of images that are not God”

    Isn’t there some irony here that Muslims are willing to beat people up (and no doubt would kill some of the Jyllands-Posten staff and cartoonists if they could get their hands on them) for depicting the prophet, when the injunction against depicting him in the first place was presumably to prevent idolatry of Muhammad? But doesn’t this murderous reaction precisely BETRAY idolatry of Muhammad? In fact, the willingness to kill others over their depiction of Muhammad seems to me to betray more actual idolatry of Muhammad than would the mere depiction of him itself. In other words, Muslims, by their reactions to this, seem to me to be revealing themselves as idolaters of the most extreme kind.

  27. says

    odin, king of the gods:

    I totally understand and sympathize with the guy,
    and I can see things from his perspective,
    worrying about his employees, and all that. I’d
    probably say something similar to their smarmy
    mohammadan faces, all the while thinking I’d
    have to disengage with them. Remember, diplomacy
    is the art of saying “nice doggy” until you can
    find a big enough rock, and those frothing at the
    mouth mobots are nothing if not barking dogs.

    I’m still buying Danish stuff. No one over here
    in the USA has the right to diss the Danes until
    we show some similar spine.

    For folks who are pissing on these companies,
    they are not the enemy. The cult of the pedophile
    prophet is!

  28. says

    Another case where muslims are trying to subvert freedom of expression.

    Los Angeles radio host Bill Handel, currently under attack by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, is refusing to knuckle under.

    http://www.drudgereport.com/flashkf.htm

    Bill Handel is refusing to back down. On the contrary he has counter-attacked.

    CAIR must be feeling that after what has happened in Denmark, it needs to show the muslim world that CAIR is not a toothless organisation and the US is not immune to pressure.

    Send Bill a message of support. Messages of support are vital to bolster morale when all around you are calling for appeasement.

    bill@kfi640.com

  29. says

    Arla’s Rosenborg Blue Cheese Dip

    INGREDIENTS:

    3/4 cup mayonnaise
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1 tablespoon white vinegar
    1/2 cup crumbled Arla’s Rosenborg blue cheese
    salt and pepper
    PREPARATION:

    Combine all ingredients; chill for an hour or two. Serve as a dip for the Buffalo wings (below). Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

  30. says

    One of the most powerful features of Islam is the not so implicit threat of assault, injury, and even murder if you dare criticize this death cult posing as a religion.

    That’s one helluva advantage they have.

  31. says

    I see that disillusioned_german made the same point in an 8:38 pm post on the previous thread, quoting someone named Rick:

    “The Danish cartoons illustrate one thing tasteless or not – that Islam is really “Mohammedanism” – the worship of Mohammed rather than of God.
    The Bible refers to graven image but this is to prevent worship of idols – since Mohammed is a man and not the Son of God why is he treated as if he is a god himself – with or without a graven image it seems Mohammed is worshipped as a surrogate for God.
    It seems as if the Man component is more vital than the supernatural God.”

    Yes. Quite right. This point needs to be emphasized more in discussions about this cartoon controversy. The Muslim reaction to this actually shows them to be extreme idolaters – ironically, they are fanatically obsessed with the image of Muhammad and thus guilty of “excessive devotion to or reverance for” Muhammad himself. It’s a kind of “reverse” idolatry, for lack of a better way to describe this hypocricy.

  32. says

    The muslims = the borg have to get upset because their religion can not stand on its own merits. Most muslim names are a combination of about 12 different names, they all use them for first middle and last, recycling of a bunch of the same names.

  33. says

    The story that never dies but that has not made the mainstream news. It would have to be explained and made palatable and MSM hasn’t figured out a way to do that yet.

  34. says

    odin, king of the gods:. as an American I have nothing but respect for Denmark and the Danish people, they did not cave in to begin with, and in my book this takes the greatest of all courage.

    We in America should not say a critical word for our fellow anti-jihadi in Denmark.

    I think that the world owes the Danish people a great thank you for exposing the Muslims for who they are and for firing the first brave national shot in the Ideological war with Islam.

    odin, king of the gods:, I will start a campaign here in New York to buy Danish products which are excellent and to help Denmark make more money with it’s products,

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! to the brave Danes they have fired the first shot in this war of ideas, I can strongly tell you it will not be the last.

    Help Denmark , buy it’s products we all will win.

    For any Muslims reading this, go ahead boycott them, the day will come when we will boycott you and since you don’t export anything except oil, death and Jihad you will be the big losers.

  35. says

    odin, king of the gods:. as an American I have nothing but respect for Denmark and the Danish people, they did not cave in to begin with, and in my book this takes the greatest of all courage.

    We in America should not say a critical word for our fellow anti-jihadi in Denmark.

    I think that the world owes the Danish people a great thank you for exposing the Muslims for who they are and for firing the first brave national shot in the Ideological war with Islam.

    odin, king of the gods:, I will start a campaign here in New York to buy Danish products which are excellent and to help Denmark make more money with it’s products,

    Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! to the brave Danes they have fired the first shot in this war of ideas, I can strongly tell you it will not be the last.

    Help Denmark , buy it’s products we all will win.

    For any Muslims reading this, go ahead boycott them, the day will come when we will boycott you and since you don’t export anything except oil, death and Jihad you will be the big losers.

  36. says

    What do you call a Muslim with a leg of best Danish ham on his head?

    HAMED

    What do you call a Muslim with 2 legs of best Danish ham on his head?

    MOHAMED

  37. says

    Appologies or not,this story will sadly have one sure consequence:such cartoons will not be published anywhere in the free world,ever again….end of the free speech as we know it.
    An even more disturbing outcome will be the fact that the muslim barbarians will not be satisfied,even if the whole world appologizes to them ,they will demand the authors of the infamous cartoons be handed over to be punished,shariah-style.
    It will happen.

  38. says

    Man! My those few lines hurt, ask them who felt it:

    1.king of gods

    2.kuffar

    3.profitsbeard

    4.American

    i’ll say it again :

    WAIT TILL TIME DECIDES 😉

  39. says

    Well, folks, one good thing out of all of this is that it actually helps our objective, which is to try and educate the majority of non-Muslims about the problems with Islam. The more the Islamists make jack-asses out of themselves over this, showing the true face of Islam, the more people will wake up to what it is that we are dealing with. Criticism is healthy. Ridicule is healthy. This cartoon test was just what the doctor ordered. We now know that the majority of the public at least in Denmark thinks there should be no apology for the cartoons. Denmark is a democratic country and this stupidity on the part of the Islamists will influence people’s decisions when they vote. Citizens will not tolerate the usual b.s. from dhimmi-PC-useful-idiot politicians who are prepared to compromise free expression of its citizens. No, the Danes will not vote for dhimmitude. Hopefully this will get lots of attention in Norway and Sweden too, which are affected by the boycotts. And we now have yet another piece of evidence that this “tiny minority of extremists” myth is just that–a myth. Islamic supremacy and imperialism and hate is systemic, institutionalized, organized, fully in accordance with the Koran with regard to blasphemy and sedition and opposition to the prophet and Islam. Jihad is violent, but also non-violent in the form of political and economic warfare, as well as social warfare.

    More cartoons. More tests. More exposure.

  40. says

    The BROTHERHOOD OF THE PERPETUALLY OFFENDED is in uprise – again. They’ve been working on drumming up “outrage” for months now, and it is paying off.

    The campaign is well organised and all is working to plan.

    Unfortunately, it seems to vacuous dhimmis that this is a genuine and spontaneous response to a gross insult that only occurred yesterday. How many of them know that these cartoons were published six months ago? How many of them know that there are (forbidden) depictions of Mo dating back to the middle ages to be found in all sorts of literature and in several languages? How many of them know that cartoons, far more “offensive” than these have been around for years? Where was the “outrage” then?

    Could the current “outrage” be because the BotPO is on a roll, having racked up quite a few wins -no pig depictions, no bacon in the lunchroom, prison officers can’t wear lapel pins depicting a cross (national flag), and so much more – over the past couple of years?

    The more wins they rack up, the worse they get, and the quicker the dhimmis cave in.

  41. says

    Caroline,

    “In other words, Muslims, by their reactions to this, seem to me to be revealing themselves as idolaters of the most extreme kind.”

    Good point. The more we see of this hysteria, the more it exposes many of the flaws and contradictions of Islam.

  42. says

    I am surprised that there is no outrage among journalists and cartoonists worldide.

    I am surprised that the press of the free and democratic countries has not swamped the world media with cartoons about mohamed in solidarity with their Danish colleagues.

    The only language Muslims understand is strength and intransigence. A worldwide pro-freedom of the press movement would put those fascists in their place.

    Or does the press of the free world think that it could continue business as usual if the power of Islam increases worldwide?

    Journalists and cartoonists of all kinds would be the first to lose their jobs.

    Where is the solidarity, where is the concern?

  43. says

    It’s astounding that the world tolerates the incessant flood of vilification of Jews and Israel in the Arab press – see Anti-Semitism in the Arab World. Where is the indignation? (Clinton, Bush, Blair … anyone?????)

    Ideally, governments and institutions should boycott the Muslim world until they stop their insane, vicious, genocidal hatred of Jews. Muslims across the board openly espouse the ethnic cleansing of Jews from Israel and the rest of the world. Hitler is their model. Streicher is their propaganist. Islam is a sick, hate-infested death cult. What will it take to put an end to this unholy scourge?

  44. says

    To el cid,

    Thank you for those words…

    Let me first say that I’m personally against the statement by the Arla executive director. If you wan’t to put a positive spin on things, you could argue that he’s just concerned about his company’s welfare and it’s employees safety. If you put a more negative spin on it, you could say that Arla is just being greedy and cares less about human rights and democracy than about making money. The truth is probably somewhere in between. The point I was trying to make was that sometimes people panic when something unexpected, that’s out of their control, happens. That’s only human.

    Having said these thing, I’m glad that 80% of the danish public according to Gallup opinion polls, including many companies with interests in the middle east, are against an official apology by the PM. The government still hasn’t ‘caved in’, nor has JP (in my humble opinion), so I’m surprised that people here try to enterpret this as a great victory for Islamc blackmail or something like that. That’s not the case, guys.

  45. says

    “perhaps these twelve cartoons will end up being the Gavrilo Princip of 2006.”

    yes indeed – it’s utterly amazing how this story just keeps growing and growing.

    my prediction is that THE catch phrase of 2006 will be “cartoon rage”

  46. says

    As a dane its nice to see some support from other nationalities. A shame no foreign governments are giving us any backing, but hopefully that will come if this farce goes on long enough.

    I’d like to ensure you of one thing: No laws will be changed to accomodate the complaints and printing similar drawings in the future will NEVER become illegal in our country. We have the most liberal and free law in the world when it comes to censorship and government censorship of the media is just not done…ever! The most that can ever be imposed is self-censorship by the media, but that is something each newspaper, TV network and so on will decide for themselves and something they can change at a moments notice whenever the editor-in-chief decides its time for a change of policy.

    But you should also be aware that Jyllandsposten DID print those drawings purely to see if they provoke a reaction. They served no other purpose than to say “We have a right to print this and you cant stop us, neener neener!”, which is not a very good or ethical use of the freedom of speech and press. Before this entire scandal started there was an even smaller controversy where the author (Kaare Bluitgen) of a childrens book about the life of Mohammed had problems finding anyone who would illustrate the book for him. Guess what? The book just came out a few days ago, complete with illustrations of the prophet and everything. But there is no scandal surrounding that, because the drawings in that book were not put in purely to provoke.

    If you print something in a newspaper with the intent to provoke, it shouldnt come as a surprise when you succeed.

    While I do think they had a right to print those drawings, I also think they did it for the wrong reasons. If it had been part of a theme about the life and history of Mohammed or something else where they were relevant, it would have been a different matter. But they choose to print them because they knew it would spark a reaction, and thats just wrong.

    But the damage is done now, and offcourse we as a nation shouldnt and wont give in to threats. We are among the wealthiest countries in the world and can easily afford the lost exports caused by this. The only real economic problem is that the losses are being taken by a few companies who in turn are losing bigtime. It would be easier to cope if the loses were spread more widely with no one being affected too harshly.

    The muslims have already gotten all that they are likely to get: A somewhat weak apology by Jyllandsposten, where they still maintain they had a right to print the drawings and a statement from our primeminister saying the he personally wouldnt have printed them, but that he will not interfere with the freedom of the press. They are not going to get any more than that, no matter how hard they press.

  47. says

    If blood is shed in Denmark over these drawings, and I hope not, but if an attack were to happen soon, you would have to wonder how the EU and Denmark will respond. How much longer can the “militants hijacking the RoP” charade continue, with threats coming from all directions and middle eastern governments egging the cult-members on? It’s hypothetical, hope it remains that way.

  48. says

    I cannot agree with the above comment, where ExpatriateDK states that JP instigated trouble by publishing the images.

    The bottom line is whether Muslims have a right to dictate to non-Muslims what non-Muslims can and cannot do.

    There is NO assumed contract between the immigrant muslim population and the western community he adopts. He must learn to ADAPT TO western societal norms or he can leave. . . not the other way around.

  49. says

    ExpatriateDK
    But you should also be aware that Jyllandsposten DID print those drawings purely to see if they provoke a reaction

    This is a shallow and incorrect analysis of the intentions of the paper.

    Provocation was not the desired end itself but the aim was to show the intolerance of Islam to criticism, and to further demonstrate the intimidation that is brought to bear.

    The cartoon of the trembling cartoonist drawing Mohamed is a graphic of state of affairs as it is today, and the truth should be able to be told without being dismissed as purely provocative.

  50. says

    Must be a numbers thing.

    I know plenty of peace-loving liberal infidels who had no trouble dissing the entire Serbian people during the Balkan conflicts.

    But the same ones always bring up how many damn Mahometans there are.

    Nobody’s afraid of the Serbs, it seems.

  51. says

    Muslims have already shown they are willing to kill anyone they feel has insulted their “prophet”. Remember Theo Van Gogh? Islam is a cult of death and oppression, not a religion of peace.

  52. says

    ExpatriateDK,

    I believe as you do, and have posted so on several occassions here at JW/DW (to the very ‘vocal’ disagreement of many.

    I suspect that many posters these past few days don’t know the history of this situation, and while their expressions may be sincere, they are not all dealing with the facts.

    I sent a letter to JP recently expressing sentiments similar to yours:

    Mr. Karsten Juste
    Editor
    Jyllands-Posten
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    jp@jp.dk

    Re: Cartoon controversy

    January 12, 2006

    Sir,

    I believe that your decision to publish those drawings of Mohammad this past September 30th was a tactical mistake in the ongoing global war against Islamic fundamentalism, and I hope that after reading this you’ll understand why I believe that.

    The situation, as it has been reported, was that Mr. Kare Bluitgen expressed concern that artists had declined to produce drawings of Mohammad for an upcoming children’s book – as they were fearful of intimidation and reprisals by Danish Muslims. Your newspaper then solicited forty artists to submit drawings of Mohammad, as the artists envisioned him, with, as I understand it, the praiseworthy intention of publishing them in order to test Mr. Bluitgen’s assertion.

    But the responses of artists number 6 and 12, coupled with several conflicting statements by you and others (“didn’t mean to offend but necessary to do so”) leads me to believe that you intended not simply to test Mr. Bluitgen’s claim, but to unnecessarily insult Muslims in the process. And that is where I differ with what you did. It’s not that Muslims should never be insulted. It’s that there is a time and a place for that, and I believe that both the timing and the reason to publish eleven of those drawings were inappropriate and counterproductive.

    Here is the site at which I viewed the drawings:

    http://www.newspaperindex.com/blog/2005/12/10/un-to-investigate-jyllands-posten-racism/#comments

    I truly believe that had you printed only drawing number one, and no other:

    • Mr. Bluitgen’s assertion would have been tested

    • Danish Muslims could have been forced to publicly address the validity of their inconsistent beliefs about drawing inanimate objects. My research on this indicates that this belief:

     Is subject to wildly disparate interpretations within Islam
     Is not universally accepted by all Muslims

    In addition, the punishment for such errant artists is not for mortal men to carry out in the here and now, but is reserved, in the afterlife, for Allah.

    • You could have demonstrated that Muslim beliefs, silly as they are, are for Muslims, and that those beliefs neither regulate nor limit freedom of expression in non-Muslim countries.

    And had Muslims protested or demonstrated or threatened violence in response to the “blasphemy’ of that one, single, benign drawing, they would have shown themselves to be, beyond reasonable doubt, intolerant zealots whose dogmatic adherence to such beliefs is incompatible with the principles of democracy and individual rights.

    Of course, had drawing number one not elicited the expected response, the other six drawings of Mohammad could have been gradually introduced to your readers, beginning with, say, drawing number three.

    I believe that you could have won this hands down, and I wish that you had. But the Muslim mob has, in my opinion, been handed instead the fig leaf of religious mockery, behind which they hide their true intent – the imposition of their beliefs upon others. And many people, around the world, have been left with the impression that Jyllands-Posten intended not just to challenge, but to insult.

    To some degree, the hysterical response from much of the world’s Muslim population (along with the EU and the UN) has indeed shown them to be childish fools whose priorities are woefully misplaced. And in that regard, your experiment has resulted in some limited success.

    But such hysterics would have been so much more satisfying, and laughable, had they been in response to that one drawing.

    Respectfully,

    XXXXXXXXXXXX
    XXXXXXXXXXXX

    I believe that your statement, “We have a right to print this and you cant stop us, neener neener!”, pretty well describes JP’s poorly conceived plan.

  53. says

    “Muslims have already shown they are willing to kill anyone they feel has insulted their “prophet”. Remember Theo Van Gogh? Islam is a cult of death and oppression, not a religion of peace. ”

    …and Pym Fortune. There will have to be a MAJOR turning point soon in the European’s attitude to Islam. Or maybe I’m wrong, and it will be business as usual.

    http://www.nysun.com/article/26776

  54. says

    Enough is enough!

    The time has come to protect our children against the murderous and currupt.

    I have lived in Denmark 10 years now and have come through classes, language and job skills, together with mainly muslim students.

    I formed a close friendship with one of those classmates and understand that there are fine people of the muslim faith but many of the students admitted that they had come on the course only as part of their overall benefit package and had no interest in aquiring Danish culture. Money was being sent to their home countries, they were talking openly about buying land or houses and yet these were so called refugees!!

    These types of situations started to be reported in newspapers. Rediculous situations were brought to light where refugees had come to Denmark and received very generous benefits, and then returned to their homes and had the benefits posted to them!

    We have had muslim religious leaders coming on tv and talking openly about Denmark becoming a muslim state. Talking about supporting wars and terrorist actions against Danish citizens and soldiers. We have seen large terrorist operations being organised and funded from groups here in Denmark. Still they take their benefits, take them without the slightest tinge of guilt.

    They demand that Islam is taught in our schools, not along side other religious teachings, but instead of, and they get support from many politicians. Denmark should be seen to be tolerant and politicaly correct.

    More and more groups are being exposed as operating for extremist Islamic factions within the borders of Denmark, a country that is not only offering these people refuge from the very states and factions they are supporting but giving them benefit packages that no other country in the World could better.

    We now have to ask what is more important, legislating to uphold the values of freedom and fairness in trying to provide for another culture, one that will take this facet of our own free western culture and turn it to their ambitions (which are in direct conflict to the culture that is offering refuge) – or saying sorry, but we can’t continue to live with a culture that has our destruction as their ultimate aim.

    We now have people living a good life in this country who are demanding our deaths and murders.
    Who the f**k do they think they are to threaten our children!

    They can not see that their own actions have lead to the reporting and general observations that the papers have made. It is their own warped view on life that has put the metaphoric bomb in Muhammed’s turban. It is those lovers of hate and suffering that bring the shame to Islam, not those depicting it!

    My answer is no! I will not stand by and see the lives of my children threatened by insane cowards who do not have the balls to look you in the eye, to show you their so called anguish and injustice, to invite you to help solve their problems. I will protect innocent lives in this country by whatever means it takes – and so will many thousands of others!

  55. says

    Bravo! Lurpak you are not alone, the rest of the Islamic Free World supports brave Denmark . In America, India, Europe and Australia, Thailand and the Christian communities of Indonesia and many countries across the world they say the same thing.

    Infidels of the world unite!
    Boycott the Islamic world!
    We don’t need their oil if we use our technology!
    They will never get out food and Industrial skills

    Together we can stop the Jihad and Da’wa.

  56. says

    Lurpak,

    there are 25 million Muslims in the EU,
    and another 70 million knocking on the door (cf 5.2 million non-muslim Danes)

    Given the freedeom of movement withing the EU(http://europa.eu.int/scadplus/leg/en/lvb/l33152.htm), worrying about milk products might be least of it.

    One word from OBL, and Denmark will become Denmarkistant with the honor, before the decade is out, of being the first Sharia based state within the EU.
    Posted by at January 31, 2006 09:23 AM

  57. says

    Daedalus, I believe that people are basically the same. It is the environment and controlling influences on that environment that create good or evil. I have the advantage of living in a place and time that has 2000 years of Jesus’ teachings to benefit from.

    Teachings that show us that belief in the integrity of human kindness is the centre of all God’s teachings and to turn the other cheek in the face of hate and destruction. You can draw Jesus however you wish to.

    I will not take offence because my relationship with God and his son is personal, not dependent on your view point. But my hope for the human race and the love and kindness Jesus seeks to highlight is something that is sacred to me, and if you start to defile that, so I WILL DEFEND ALL INNOCENTS AGAINST THOSE WHO WISH TO DESTROY LIFE AS A MEANS OF SUBJECTING THEIR WILL ON OTHERS.

    My grandparents fought the NAZIS and I have the responsibility of making my voice heard in my time.

    I am lucky to live in a society with many advantages for the ordinary person. I recognise that many people in the World do not have the same advantages, but I do not agree with allowing the power seekers of repressed countries to corrupt their own youth in attempts to bear the fruits of that corruption.

    As much as I hate the thought of suffering and loss of life, attacks on my culture in the way of murder ordinary people, who are just trying to get on peacefully with their own lives, that is the work of Satan not God and should be stamped out, removed from our lands.

    The people who advise such things should be inprisoned or shot, one of the two. People who wish to highlight injustice in a civilised and peaceful way must be heard and given the support of people throughout the world, as in South Africa, but zero tolerance for cheats and murderers who mislead and corrupt their people. They know dialogue would solve many problems but they don’t want to go down that road. They would loose their own power and influence.

  58. says

    Lurpak, in this case Islam is like mistletoe, a parasitic fungus that bonds itself to a tree growing slowly, multiplying and covering its host, gradually sucking the life out of the it until the host lies withered and dead.

  59. says

    Daedalus, horrible things are said about Christian’s in the Muslim world everyday and no one protests.

    Images of Christ are made in ways that offend me every year and I don’t threaten to kill people.

    Face it, the Christian Bible doesn’t command Christians to become terrorists at the slightest perceived insult like the Koran does.

    This is the problem with Islam and why it must change or leave our countries.

  60. says

    El Cid posted: This is the problem with Islam and why it must change or leave our countries.

    Couldnt agree with you more.

  61. says

    Why doesn’t the Danish government divert those millions to companies such as Arla Foods to compensate them for their losses instead of propping up Islam in Egypt? To me, it would seem infinitely more sensible.

    Why on earth are we sending all this aid to Islamic countries anyway? For God’s sake, let us stop this insanity!

  62. says

    re musa

    No matter how much you quote from the koran, be it the verse or the whole chapter, or even the whole book itself, the musa’s, Ahmeds and Sacranies will say it is taken out of context. And if that does not work, you will be labelled a bigot and islamophobe.

    There is no point in debating with these islamic fanatics and bigots. They know nothing but the koran, their whole world view is that of the koran. It is not a surprise, that when we criticise their one and only guide in life, they react in confusion, leading to violent anger. This is aptly illustrated by the bizarre reaction over a few cartoons of mohammed. This has now become an international issue.

    How to civilise the muslim, that is the question. The treatment has to take a form similar to taking a person off drugs. Replacement ideology in place of the koran in slow doses — you know what I mean.

    Or is it worth the trouble? Frankly I dont think it is, besides it will be unsuccessful. Here in the UK, they have openly declared war on the realm, even threatening Her Majesty the Queen. They even have a muslim parliament in the UK. Both these are massive challenges to the founding institutions of the UK – the Crown and Parliament. I find it amazing (gob smacked really), that the authorities are taking this lying down and have not taken the appropriate action.

    They still threaten the UK and are now threatening Denmark, Norway and other European countries. It really is time to stop this stuff. We dont have to wage war, just admit that islam/muslims cannot live side by side in peace with others. Their beliefs threaten and undermine our way of life. And as they have come here, it is incumbent on them to leave.

  63. says

    Pym Fortune, was murdered by an animal rights activist in the name of Islam not animals.

    How can a so-called “animal rights activist” do this when Muslims slaughter millions of animals as part of their religious rituals every year.

    Perhaps they are only “animal rights activist” in name only, when what they really are is radical anti-westerners.

    Here in America the government is putting on trial “animal rights activist” who burned and attack many business in California.

    They will be convicted and sent to jail.

  64. says

    Doesn’t the whole thing really remind you all of South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut and the war with Canada depicted there? That “Blame Canada” song has been playing in my head for the last few days:

    “Don’t blame me for my Ahmad
    He saw that darn cartoon and now he’s off to join Jihad!
    And my Muhammed once used to read the hadith all day
    But now he became a Shiite and ran away!

    Well, blame Denmark now, blame Denmark now,
    It seems that everything’s gone wrong
    Since Denmark came along
    Blame Denmark now, blame Norway too,
    And let’s blame also Sweden, just in case.”

    :)

  65. says

    Where are our freedom loving liberals? They are so concerned with the infringement of freedoms supposedly brought on by the Patriot Act. They are so concerned with right to privacy supposedly threatened by the Bush Administration’s wire tapping program. Why are they not concerned with freedom of the press which is threatened by the entire Islamic world? Why don’t our liberal newspapers in a show of solidarity reprint those cartoons on a given day? Wouldn’t that be a grand gesture! Wouldn’t that be a wonderful line to draw in the sand?

    Il Toscano

  66. says

    In May of 2002 of Pim Fortuyn, the flamboyant gay yet right-wing and anti-immigration politician of Holland who had made many politically incorrect statements about Islam and Muslims, was assassinated by a Leftist animal rights activist named Volkert Van der Graaf who told judges at his hearing that he murdered the politician “on behalf of the country’s Muslims”.

    This assassination tells us all we need to know about the malignant and dangerous pathology that Leftism has become in the modern West.

  67. says

    Whatever happened to the liberal West’s committment to free speech and tolerance?

    Your average Muslim has no clue as to what these concepts actually mean; simply witness the various atrocities committed by fervent followers of the “religion of peace” worldwide.

    I don’t really know the political situation in Western Europe, but I would think that there is a fairly large group of citizens that is running out of patience with the Islamothugs. I do know that in America I’m hearing “Democrat” and “traitor” in the same breath, and I did not think that that would happen within my lifetime.

    What will Denmark do if one of the various flavors of Al Queda detonates a nuke in Copenhagen?

    Apologize?

  68. says

    raven_ writes:
    “there are 25 million Muslims in the EU,
    and another 70 million knocking on the door (cf 5.2 million non-muslim Danes)”

    Hugh has mentioned the Benes Decree many times.
    I think it’s time Europe just packed these worthless
    parasites on boats and sent them back to the
    mohammadan hell holes that spawned them.

  69. says

    Arla’s sales in the Middle East come to a standstill

    Production for the area seriously threatened

    The boycott of Danish products in the Middle East is now almost total. All Arla’s customers in the region have cancelled their orders and sales have come to a standstill in almost all markets. Arla’s warehouses are full, and further products sent before the boycott started are on their way from Denmark. Within the next few days, Arla will decide whether to suspend production for the Middle East. This is primarily centred at Bislev and Holstebro dairies and Akafa.
    “Once sales in the Middle East have come to a standstill, this inevitably has consequences for the production,” says Jens Refslund, Director of Arla’s Production Division. “A decision about what we do next will be taken within the next few days. After that, staff will be informed.”

    As at 11am on Sunday, the situation, according to Arla’s staff in the Middle East, was as follows:

    Saudi Arabia: The boycott of Danish products is the main story in the Saudi media. The key topic is a Danish survey which shows that 79% of the Danish population believe that no apology for the cartoons in Jyllands-Posten is due. There are also calls for clarification from the Danish Government. Arla’s importers have cancelled all orders. Arla’s dairy in Saudi Arabia, Danya, is trying to establish contact with retailers, but sales have come to a complete standstill.

    Kuwait: The matter has been given wide coverage in the Sunday newspapers. Arla’s sales have ceased completely and it is believed that products have been removed from shelves in around 33% of stores.

    Qatar: The issue occupies many column inches. Danish products have been removed from the shelves in almost all supermarkets. Sales have come to a standstill.

    Bahrain: The issue has reached Bahrain, where four or five supermarkets have removed Danish products from their shelves. Sales have stopped.

    The Emirates: The issue is taking up much media space, particularly the survey which shows that 79% of Danes believe that no apology is due. Danish products have been removed from the shelves in at least six supermarket chains and it is expected that Arla’s products will be removed everywhere within a relatively short time.

    Arla is a joint Danish/Swedish company so it is not only denmark that is being effected by this boycott

    Well back to goat and camel milk for the arabs

  70. says

    Not sure what is worse the vermin Islamofascists who are so sensitive – because they feel empowered by our weakness or the pathetic Capons in the EU/USA that do not treat these Muslim liliputians like the narrow minded bigots they are. Enough, keep your oil……and return to the dung heap from which you spawned.

  71. says

    Comparing this “incident” to Gavrilo Princip’s actions in what regard? The political murder by Princip is largely credited (blamed) for triggering (literally and figuratively) the avalanche of violence which brought the onset of World War I… Is this the inference? If so, I can imagine why you might make such an analogy. But I think this comparison defames the publication of these “cartoons”… I find no parallel whatsoever between a nationalistic assassination, and the excercise of free speech in a Western Democracy… whether this excercise of our freedoms and rights results in WW3 because the Muslims cause such to happen, the responsibility rests squarely on the shoulders of the Islamic world for its fascist and totalitarian reactions to the publication of the cartoons — the Danes are utterly blameless in this matter…

  72. says

    I would further add that the discussion of Islamic Jihad, with all the innumerable confusions, contortions, lies, and distortions characteristic of the Muslim side, already represents such a fun house of mirrors of inanities and insanities, that making comparisons which, (even inadvertantly) place the blame for further Muslim misbehavior on the actions of non-Muslims, rather than squarely on the misbehaving Muslim themselves is not a good idea…

    Why give them any additional ammo to fire back in our direction ? After all, this is the main export from the Muslim world, and perhaps the only thing at which they are adept: falsely conflating historical events, and promoting Orwellian distortions in order to defame us, weaken our cause, to blame their crimes and misdeeds on us post facto, and to elevate themselves above the filth and mayhem they have caused — Ultimately they try to cleanse themselves of their myriad crimes by blaming the persons they have victimized on behalf of Islam…

  73. says

    archduke posted: they are are insinuating that Denmark will be targetted for a terrorist attack.

    Not insinuating but encouraging. This is the way muslim leaders also operate. They demand privelages for muslims on the grounds that muslim youth are seething with anger, and if not granted the privelage, some of the angry youth will be provoked to extreme violence.

    When some do, the moderates can then claim that they had warned that this would happen, thus preparing the dhimmi politician to capitulate the next time round.

  74. says

    Yep, expect to see the following headline soon,

    “Muslim leader warns of anti-Muslim Islamophobia following tomorrows terrorist attack in Denmark.”

  75. says

    ashan and archduke have a good point. Where do these arrgogant Muslims get off with their complaints against Denmark, where after all there is a free press not controlled by the govt, yet in the Arab countries –with the possible exception of Lebanon– there is no free press, yet the papers are full of Judeophobic smears and hate agitation. And that includes the Persian Gulf states, making a very big and slimey hypocrite of the Justice and Islamic Affairs minister of the Arab emirates, one Muhammad al-Dhaheri, who called the Danish cartoons [in a non-govt paper] “disgusting.” But Dhaheri’s govt and other govts sponsor the ugliest Judeophobic cartoons. This leads us to Bill Clinton and the EU, both of which criticized the Danish cartoons but have never condemned the ugliness of Arab hatred as expressed in cartoons. So until clinton criticizes the Arab hate cartoons against Israel, he should shut up.

    BTW, an Israeli writer, Aryeh [or Arie] Stav put out a book describing and analyzing the Arab Judeophobic cartoon –after the so-called “peace of Oslo.” It is called Peace: The Arab Caricature, or something like that.

  76. says

    Eliyahu: “Where do these arrgogant Muslims get off with their complaints against Denmark, where after all there is a free press not controlled by the govt, yet in the Arab countries –with the possible exception of Lebanon– there is no free press, yet the papers are full of Judeophobic smears and hate agitation.”

    Where do these arrogant Muslims get off?

    Better familiarize yourself with narcissistic personality disorder:

    A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

    1.has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

    2.is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

    3.believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

    4.requires excessive admiration

    5.has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations

    6.is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends

    7.lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others

    8.is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her

    9.shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes

    Also, here:

    http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/dsm-iv.html

  77. says

    Mike_W

    You said it. Muslims are always the victims. Forget about those killed in New York, Madrid, London, Bali, Beslan etc or their grieving relatives and friends.

  78. says

    Caroline and Eliyahu,

    Nice posts viz. narcissism and Islamic double-standards.

    The Koran says that Muslims are the best people the world has ever seen (3:110) because of their belief in Allah only and strict adherence to Islam. Believers who do good works are the highest, most perfect, but, by implication, disbelievers (regardless of whether they do good works) are the lowest of the low (95:4-6).

  79. says

    The Danish people are wrong the right of free speech doesnot give you the the right to slander or liberal or insult any group of people in this world. Any good artist will never insult any religion it she or he is than true artist. I know afew artish that will never draw picture of Islam Founder in any manner out of respect for Islam and it founder and they are Jewish, Christian. The best outcome will for the newpaper to go out of bussien when bussien adverting
    from to than stand still no big bussien can afford to offend 1.5 billion people and growning. The ECU thought the WTO(World Trade Orgination) will put than end to this not buying Danish good worldwide. The WTO said they cannot help as they have no power over what people choose to buy around the world. The Saudic government have no power to make it people buy Danish good, many saudic donot buy america make goods at all. I as than muslim didnot like those cheap artist who insult Christ and christian thought they art work.

  80. says

    DefenderofIslam, you are wrong. Freedom of speech DOES give anyone the right to critisize, mock, make fun of, satarize, publicly talk about or make artistic renderings of ANYTHING or ANYONE. Anything less is censorship. What you are NOT free to do is threaten, intimidate, murder, beat and bully other people because they believe differently than you do.

  81. says

    “…it has taken Arla Foods some 40 years or so to build up a market in the middle east, they have had plans of a massive expansion i the region and all of a sudden the whole thing crumbles in a few days…”

    Look — I don’t criticize anyone who complains because the Muslim reaction is causing many to suffer needlessly… But I have two comments…

    1. It should come as NO SURPISE to ANYONE doing business in the Middle East or with Arabs and Muslims when they stab you in the back… It is inevitable.

    2. All of the blame must be laid where it properly belongs — on the shoulders and heads of the hysterical maniac Muslims — nowhere else…

    Any hint that the Danes did anything wrong, or that ANY apology is warranted is UTTERLY UNACCEPTABLE. This is a Muslim transgression, pure and simple… And I am beginning to be filled at rage at the insanity producing double standard we see from the Muslim world, from both those in our midst who don’t seem to have the faintest clue about what “freedom of speech” really means, and from their bloodthirsty brethren abroad in Muslim lands…

    The filth of their religion is odious to me. The vileness of their beliefs is odious to me. Their culture is grotesque to me. Their backwardness is disgusting to me. And their mendacious lies, their grandiose sense of their victimology, and their hateful violence, murder, and mayhem should not be tolerated by anyone!

  82. says

    “no big bussien can afford to offend 1.5 billion people and growning….”

    A “veiled” threat? Are you threatening us in the West? You can cram your threat and your blood stained religion of hatred up your ass, Muslim.

  83. says

    ARLA FOODS all the way for my family in America! I plan to email everyone in my family address book to continue purchasing the products Muslims will not purchase.

  84. says

    Typical Mussulmaniac drivel: ‘You cannot hurt the sensitivities of one billion Muslims’,-
    ‘who are you to hurt the feelings of 1.2 billion Muslims worldwide…”
    You cannot afford to insult 1.5 billion Muslims and growing…”

    “You cant f*#ck with 1.7 billion Muslims, 1.8 billion, 2 billion mad Mussulmaniacs….

    Watch me, matey!

    We are only dealing with 25 million in Europe and 3 million in the US. All we need is a bit of resolve and we’ll sent them packing to the ME.

    What are your billions of Muslims producing?
    Nothing. Nothing but the oil that we dig out of the earth and pay for. In return you guys think you can screw us? Without our money you’ll eat dirt, you will sleep in the dirt and you will go back to dirt.
    If we don’t supply you mussulmaniac brethren with food you’ll starve to death.

    Inshallah!

  85. says

    Defender of Islam,

    Do you even have any clue what you are defending? Here’s what the Islamic text, taken as the word of your Allah, says about all non-Muslims:

    Disbelievers (non-Muslims): are “worst of created beings” (98:6), are “miscreants” (2:99, 24:55), are the worst beasts in Allah’s sight (8:22, 8:55); (Christians and/or Jews are) turned into “apes and/or pigs” (2:65-66, 5:58-60, 7:166); (idolaters are) unclean (9:28); “evil” is upon them (16:27), evil (2:91, 2:99); “wicked” (80:42, 9:125); the “wrong-doers” (42:45, 2:254, 5:45); evil-doers (42:44); they have no good in them (8:23); are “guilty” for disbelieving (45:31, 83:29); on the side of Satan and are fighting for him (4:76-77); of the party of Satan (58:19); Allah assigns them devils for protecting friends (7:27); they choose devils for protecting friends (7:30); are partisan against Allah (25:55); “enemy” and “perverted” (63:4); disgraced lives (22:9); hypocrites (4:61); have a “diseased heart” (2:10, 9:125); are ill (84:20); deaf, dumb, and blind, and have no sense (2:171); deaf and dumb and in darkness, Allah sends them astray (6:39); have no sense (5:103); a folk who do not understand (9:127); their fathers were unintelligent and had no knowledge or guidance (2:170, 5:104); are “a folk without intelligence”/ “most ignorant” (8:65, 6:111); losers who are deceived by Allah (2:6), and deceived by Satan (4:60); liars/they lie (2:10, 9:42, 16:39, 16:105, 59:11) “losers” (7:179); foolish and liars (7:66), liars and losers (58:18-19), in false pride and schism (38:2), the lowest of the low (95:4-6)

    You said:”The Danish people are wrong the right of free speech doesnot give you the the right to slander or liberal or insult any group of people in this world.”

    No, I think you need to educate yourself about freedom of speech, western laws pertaining to slander and libel, etc.

    No laws have been broken here except Islamic laws of blasphemy. Blasphemy in Islamic law includes saying true but unflattering things about the prophet and the Koran. You are trying to hide the truth about Mohammad and the modern-day Islamists by appealing to Islamic blasphemy laws. Denmark is not governed by sharia.

    The Koran permits rape of non-Muslim female slaves and captives, requires terrorism as a religious duty, and is one of the most absurd documents ever semi-randomly thrown together (at least the parts that the goat didn’t eat).

  86. says

    Is the World just going mad!

    The Danes, people who have resisted the outrages and inhumanities of the 20th century, allied ourselves with the countries who have asked for help against the murderous actions of fanatical regimes and individuals, sympathised with the victims of the dark and evil rotten core of humanity that lurks within the protective fold of worshipers of God, sent our own young men to fight for the release from torturous and murderous opression of lands that have lain forsaken and forgotten by their own so called brothers- and yet it is we, a nation that has still offered the hand of friendship to people who cried for help from these countries, provided them with a life and oppertunity no other country on this eath has bettered, protected them from the very people they are now in alliance with BECAUSE WE HAD THE AUDACITY TO ALLOW FREE COMMENT ON THE NATURE OF THIS EVIL THAT IS HIJACKING THE RELIGION OF ISLAM FOR IT*S OWN SICK PURPOSES!!!!

    And now what? The very allies the Danes have given their lives for, in suppoert of an alliance that has pledged itself to the ridance of terrorism, have now betrayed these people and left them exposed to the murderous and evil voices that will not accept reason, only call for the death of all Danes!

    The fault must NEVER be with those who make comment on evil and wrong doers. Just men of any religion must never allow the Satan amongst them to give purpose and reason for their hate and must never turn their back on the truth, however it may offend in presentation.

    I am disgusted at Britain and America for tossing us to the wolves. I am disgusted at the Arabic people who have shown more anger over a cartoon – despite the fact they are more than willing to produce images of Muhammed to sell to the tourists, create absolutely foul and disgusting cartoons of their own against people they wish to target – than against the murderers of children who hide in their skirts!

    The future is not good for muslims. People here are not going to take this any more. Many voices are now talking about how best to protect our children. I know many fine and honest muslims who would never wish harm on any living person, but how will we know them if the bombs start falling?

    I will not take the threat on my children’s life lieing down. If it comes to anyone harming my children then I will fail my own God and take revenge, (not against children!!!) – but if that happens, God forgive me!

  87. says

    Lurpak – don’t despair even if it is dark right now — It wasn’t the Americans or the Britains that failed you — it’s the misguided parts of our Governments — though that is no small thing —

    This publication may be the pebble that starts the tsunami — Despite the absurdity of the reaction from the insensate State Department in America, or from the misguided Blair regime in Britain — Common sense must prevail over insanity — or nothing is worth living for…

    If the Muslims continue to insist on pushing us, rather than reforming their putrid culture and religion — then, God forgive all of us for what we must do to them in order to save ourselves…

    This matter, brought about by cartoonists, of all things, may be the matter that sorts out the whole mess — that finally makes it clear how absurd their position is, how hateful they are, how hypocritical the Muslim claims of “moderation” are, and how incompatible their ideology is with our own…

    For me, it was 9/11 which opened my eyes… How twisted and bizarre that it may be the reaction of the Muslim world to the publication of a series of cartoons which actually awakens the world to the insanity of Islam, and the menace that Muslims pose to every aspect of our way of life, and our very survival…

    Unlike you, I don’t believe in a Muslim who isn’t a threat… If they are unwilling to jettison the cancer of their religion, and I know this is nearly impossible, then they are part of the problem, and will always foster the ideology which has caused so much destruction, backwardness, hatefulness, slavery, and death. Islam is more like a very debilitating chronic disease which has recently evolved into something much more malignant and acute — something which can’t be ignored — something which must be cured or annihilated if we wish to survive…

  88. says

    HELLO,

    DONT YOU THINK FREEDOM OF PRESS SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE? OR MY NEWSPAPER CAN BLAME ANYONE TO BE A THIEF OR ANYTHING ELSE… OR EVEN SEND PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIALS TO KIDS…WOULD YOU CONSIDER THAT FREEDOM OF PRESS?
    BEING FREE DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOU HAVE TO HURT OTHER PEOPLE FEELINGS…. IT MEAN YOU HAVE TO SAY THE TRUTH, SAYING YOUR OPINION IN A RESPECTFUL AND RESPONSIBLE WAY.

    IF SOMEONE MIX BETWEEN TERROR AND ISLAM, EITHER THIS PERSON IS AN IGNORANT OR AN IDIOT OR A RACIST. WE CONDEMNED EVERY ATTACK ON CIVILIANS ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, FROM 9/11 TO SPAIN, TO LONDON,TO EVERYWHERE….. THIS NEWSPAPER DID NOT ATTACK THE TERROR, THEY ASSOCIATED ISLAM WITH TERROR AND ATTACKED ISLAM. WE CANT JUST STAND STILL AND SHUT UP ABOUT THIS… IF YOUR LAWS PROTECT CHILDREN, PROTECT JEWS, PROTECT THE DIGNITY OF PEOPLE, IT SHOULD ALSO PROTECT ISLAM AND MUSLIMS… NOW IF YOUR LAWS CANT PROTECT US, AND IF OUR BUSINESSMEN, AND NORMAL PEOPLE ARE NOT ABLE TO DO ANYTHING TO SOLVE THIS ISSUE…… THERE WILL BE VIOLENT ACTS… YOU CANT ATTACK MY RELIGION AND EXPECT ME TO SIT AND WATCH… IF SOMEONE BOMB THIS NEWSPAPER TODAY.. I WONT BE VERY SAD, THEY ARE NOT INNOCENT PEOPLE, THEY ATTACKED MY RELIGION, NOT ALL ATTACKS ARE PHYSICAL, OR WITH WEAPONS, WHAT THEY HAVE DONE IS AN ATTACK ON MY RELIGION…. THEY DID NOT WANT TO DEBATE OR DISCUSS MY RELIGION, THEY JUST JUDGE IT.. BECAUSE THEY ARE EITHER RACISTS OR IGNORANTS.
    AND YOU PEOPLE INSTEAD OF CAUSING THIS GAP BETWEEN CULTURES, INSTEAD OF DEFENDING THIS ATTACK ON MY RELIGION,AND HELPING INCREASING THE VIOLENCE…. YOU SHOULD CONDEMN THESE ACTS,BECAUSE ITS IGNORANT, IRRESPONSIBLE AND RACIST.
    IF YOU MIX ISLAM WITH TERROR, YOU CAN ASK AND I CAN FORWARD TO YOU A LIST OF TRUST WORTHY WEBSITES.
    THIS IRRESPONSIBLE ACTION AND VIOLENT REACTION MIGHT CAUSE LOT OF UNWANTED CASULTIES AND LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES THAT ARE NOT NEEDED.
    IF YOU HAVE A SORT OF FREEDOM, USE IT TO HELP THE HUMANITY.