And they have gone into hiding. From the TimesOnline, with thanks to all who sent this in:
TWELVE Danish cartoonists whose pictures sparked such outcry have gone into hiding under round-the-clock protection, fearing for their lives.
The cartoonists, many of whom had reservations about the pictures, have been shocked by how the affair has escalated into a global “clash of civilisations”. They have since tried, unsuccessfully, to stop them being reprinted.
A spokesman for the cartoonists said: “They are in hiding around Denmark. Some of them are really, really scared. They don”t want to see the pictures reprinted all over the world. We couldn”t stop it. We tried, but we couldn”t.”
Mogens Blicher Bjerregaard, president of the Danish Union of Journalists, told The Times: “They are keeping a very low profile. They are very concerned about their safety. They feel a big responsibility on their shoulders. It”s blown up so big. It is tough for them.”
Yes, it is. I’m sorry. They are welcome to stay in my house. They have inadvertently touched off a conflict that they no doubt never expected, because Western media and governments have been so remiss in telling their citizens that truth about Islam and the jihad ideology. They are the unfortunate victims of their own government’s — and the EU’s — pusillanimity and unwillingness to face the truth.
But now it is too late. The cartoons can’t be taken back. Our only options are to defend the principles upon which our civilization is based, or to surrender.