The Norwegian paper Dagbladet reprinted one of the Motoons, and that’s when the fun began. “We wanted to show our opposition to it that makes a mockery of our values,” said cab driver Munir Rashad. Great. And so will Norway stand by passively and allow its own values to be mocked? (Probably.)
As Pat Condell says, “Fear of free speech is the symptom of a profoundly neurotic and dishonest society.” Will Norway allow that neurosis and dishonesty to stand in Oslo, or will it stand for the freedom of speech? For this cab strike is relatively innocuous, but not all the manifestations of Islamic supremacism will be.
A thousand taxi drivers of Muslim background interrupted their work late Friday, early Saturday morning in protest of the Oslo-Prophet Muhammad cartoons.
The Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet released on Wednesday one of the illustrations on its front page.
Spontaneous demonstration was launched on Friday evening, and urged the busy men behind the wheel to park their cars during the period of two and four o’clock. According to police, the protest went peacefully.
Dagbladet used the drawings to illustrate a story, according to which the security police PST’s website has a link to the infamous cartoon images that have given rise to such bad blood. In the drivers’ view, the publication of the picture, was once again unnecessary.
“We wanted to show our opposition to it that makes a mockery of our values,” said the driver Munir Rashad….