From the Copenhagen Post, with thanks to Filtrat:
There was little sympathy to be found for Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh on a Danish internet forum posting by Danish Muslim pundit Omar Shah. Commenting on last Tuesday’s killing of van Gogh on a closed Internet forum, Omar Shah reportedly wrote: “˜Too bad that he (van Gogh) no longer has the pleasure of practicing his perverse artwork, or rather Alhamdullilalh (Thank God). May Allah swt (the Almighty) grant his ‘murderer’ sabr (patience in hard times).” The translation of the above text was courtesy of daily newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad….
Imam Fatih Alev runs the Danish Association of Cybermuslims (DFC), which administrates the closed mailing list that forwarded Omar Shah’s remarks to some 300 online forum guests around the country.
“˜It looks like Omar was drawing upon his emotions in his response to the death. I have just seen van Gogh’s programme, which I found to be a very violent show of propaganda against Islam. I think Omar had that programme in mind when he commented on the death. Based on the conversations I have had with him, I can say that he is normally opposed to the use of violence and vigilantism,” said Fatih Alev, continuing:
“˜But I don’t wish to defend Omar. Everyone – Muslims included – were appalled by and disagreed with what he wrote. It is important not to succumb to one’s feelings, and we all support law and order in Danish society.”