Predictably enough, the ever-rising Muslim anger over the cartoons of Muhammad printed in a Danish newspaper is starting to cause Danish knees to buckle. “Danish step over cartoons eases Muslim anger,” from Reuters, with thanks to Amerykanskie:
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Muslim leaders welcomed steps by Denmark on Wednesday to defuse a diplomatic row over newspaper cartoons that seemed to portray Prophet Mohammad as a terrorist.
A Muslim community spokesman and Egypt’s ambassador in Copenhagen welcomed Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s New Year address, in which he defended free speech but urged Danes to exercise the right without inciting hatred against Muslims.
Rasmussen’s conciliatory words, which Copenhagen translated into Arabic and distributed to Middle Eastern countries, came after Arab foreign ministers last week condemned the Danish government for not acting against the Jyllands-Posten daily.