More blood for ink?
The courageous Danish warrior for freedom Lars Hedegaard's new book, Groft sagt: Lars Hedegaards 100 bedste illustreret af Kurt Westergaard, was published by The Free Speech Library on Monday. And already the jihadists are once again breathing threats and murder -- because the book contains new drawings by the notorious Motoon artist Kurt Westergaard, who drew the famous cartoon of Muhammad above.
Here is yet another opportunity for Western authorities to stand up and call madness what it is, and defend the freedom of speech as a cornerstone of any society that is not a tyranny. And no doubt it will be yet another missed opportunity.
"Calls for carrying out terrorist attacks against Danish targets, following news of a book with caricature drawings of the Prophet Muhammad to be published in December 2008," from the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, December 1:
On November 12, 2008, the “Hanein” online forum published a post by an internet user named Abu Salem warning against the publication of new caricature drawings in Denmark. Abu Salem quoted an Arabic article published on a Danish news website on November 11, which discussed a new book about to be published in Denmark of caricature drawings of the Prophet Muhammad. In response to these new caricatures, the Danish Imam, Abdul Wahid Pedersen, described the drawings as part of a “storm” facing Danish Muslims over the past several years, in which a war of words and letters has transformed into one of caricatures.
Danish sources said the 73-year-old Danish caricaturist, Kurt Westergaard, has provided new caricatures for a soon-to-be published book in Denmark by Danish Historian Lars Hedegaard. The new caricature drawings depict the Prophet, politicians, and religious leaders. The book will contain 26 drawings by Westergaard, whose caricatures in the “Jyllands Posten” newspaper in September 2005 triggered a local and international crisis.
The forum serves as a mouthpiece for Al-Qaeda and other Jihad organizations, despite its proclamation that: "Hanein Forum Network would like to express that it is an independent network that seeks to preach for Allah as well as for what is best to serve the Islamic nation. Hanein has no geographic state, hence it doesn't belong to a country, a territory or a nationality." See: http://126.96.36.199/vb/main.php. This proclamation was added only in a recent upgrade to the website and did not appear previously. The Hanein forum may have been seeking to disassociate itself from Al-Qaeda following the blocking of the main Jihadi websites “Al-Firdaws” and “Al-Ikhlaas". [...]
Historian Lars Hedegaard heads an organization supporting freedom of speech and invited Geert Wilders, producer of the controversial movie “Fitna,” to Denmark in June 2008. According to the online post, Hedegaard’s book is set to be published at the beginning of December 2008.
In his post, Abu Salem requests that all who love the Prophet Muhammad help spread the news of the upcoming publication and notify religious leaders of what “these pigs” are attempting to do. One forum visitor responded to the post, suggesting that Bin Laden attack Copenhagen, repeating the call: “Bin Laden, Copenhagen!” several times. Another forum visitor wrote: “Our blood... our souls... our children... our money... all that we have... the entire world… anything so that a single hair of your distinguished head [i.e. Muhammad] is not harmed.”...
Read it all, in this pdf.