But will the EU be up to the challenge? “Cartoon Crisis is EU Fight,” from AFP, with thanks to JE:
The Danish Prime Minister has said the unrest triggered by cartoons satirising the Prophet Mohammed now pits the entire European Union against the Muslim world.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the next step in the crisis will by carried out at a European level in coordination with the EU.
“This affair is not just an issue between Denmark and the Muslim world. It has to a much greater degree evolved into an affair between the European Union and the Muslim world,” Mr Rasmussen told reporters in Copenhagen….
The chief of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, rejected a fatwa or religious decree issued by an Islamic court in India that condemned the cartoonists to death.
“It is very dangerous, personal fatwas like this harm our cause,” Mr Ihsanoglu said.
“This fatwa is a wrong fatwa. Nobody should adhere to it because it goes against the essence of Islam and the prophet’s teachings. Nobody has the authority to kill anybody,” he said.
In a separate incident a Pakistani cleric on Friday offered a one-million-dollar reward for the deaths of the artists….