Denmark’s policy is that the newspaper Jyllands-Posten is privately owned and may publish what it wants without government interference. This, evidently, is the policy that they want changed. “Protests against publication of Prophet’s caricatures continue; “˜West provokes Muslims by humiliating Islam,– from the Arab Times, with thanks to Twostellas:
KUWAIT CITY: Reaction against the publication of caricatures in Danish and Norwegian newspapers of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) continued unabated at the Danish Consulate in Kuwait, reports Al-Qabas daily. The daily said signboards have been planted outside the consulate asking for protection of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). An unidentified person is also said to have dumped garbage in front of the consulate as a sign of protest….
A security source said that the Ministry of Interior understands and respects the feelings of people, but the law must be respected. The same source said such acts around the embassies are unacceptable. Dean of the Faculty of Sharia at the Kuwait University Dr Mohammad Al-Tabtabaei said Denmark has lost about 40 million euros over the past few days because the Muslims have boycotted purchasing the Danish products in retaliation for caricatures published by Denmark and Norway depicting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), reports Al-Rai Al-Aam daily. Dr Tabtabaei added the losses will be bigger and Muslims will continue to boycott the products unless the Denmark changes its policy. Speaking at a symposium held by the Islamic Heritage Revival Society, Dr Tabtabaei pointed out abusing Islam is a conspiracy interwoven by masonry and Zionism and the radical right-wingers. He added Christians are not involved in this conspiracy.
Dr Tabtabaei said the Muslim and Arab nations must work hand in hand and continue to boycott the Danish products. Dr Ismail Al-Shatti was recently quoted as saying the West provokes the Muslims by humiliating Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) because of the weaknesses of Arab and Muslim states who are unable to respond effectively. Al-Shatti added terrorist attacks in several parts of the world led to Islam’s humiliation in the West because Westerners have failed to differentiate between individuals who carry out these acts and Islam which rejects violence and calls for forgiveness and tolerance. Al-Shatti is of the opinion that the Queen of Denmark must apologize for the publication of caricatures in one of her country”s newspapers which abuse Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Well, why not show us some of that tolerance by backing off on asking the Queen to apologize?