Why You Should Read Jihad Watch, Reason #672: The mainstream media picks up on a story we reported here on January 15.
From Newsday, :
The Danish editor who published the drawings of the prophet Muhammad that have sparked worldwide protests said the furor was deliberately stoked by a group of Danish imams who toured the Middle East with a portfolio that included images never printed in his paper, among them, drawings of the prophet having sex with animals.
Flemming Rose, cultural editor of the Danish paper, Jyllands-Posten, said a group of men he called “radical imams” traveled to the Middle East several months after his newspaper’s Sept. 30 commentary on self-censorship, which was accompanied by cartoons of Muhammad, “to stir up the crowds by telling lies.”
He said the group carried a 45-page portfolio that contained not just the 12 cartoons published in his paper but several more incendiary drawings whose origin was unclear. They included depictions of the prophet with the face of a pig, and having sex with animals and children.
“All of that gratuitous rubbish was trumped around to trigger a campaign of senseless hatred,” Rose said.