Eurabia Alert from the EU Observer, with thanks to Fjordman, who remarks: “Those who still think Eurabia is ‘just a conspiracy theory’ should read the news more closely. Notice how they only refer to the Arab world as ‘the Mediterranean.'”
EUOBSERVER/ BRUSSELS- MEPs and national MPs from the EU and Mediterranean countries have approved a resolution which “condemned the offence” caused by the Danish cartoons of the prophet Mohammed as well “as the violence which their publication provoked.”
The two-day plenary session of the Euro-Mediterranean Parliamentary Assembly, held in Brussels, also urged governments to “ensure respect for religious beliefs and to encourage the values of tolerance, freedom and multiculturalism.”
Speaking during the parliamentary assembly, Egyptian parliament speaker Ahmed Sorour insisted that the cartoons published in Denmark and other recent events showed the existence of a cultural deficit.
Jordanian MP Hashem al-Qaisi also condemned the cartoons while remarking that it is not sufficient to deplore the cartoons as these things might occur again in another country.
But Danish parliamentarian MP Troels Poulsen, reacting to extensive criticism on Danish society over the issue, insisted that Danish society is based on both freedom of expression and religious tolerance.
He added that the government can not influence the media.
The Danish MP also said the violent reaction to the cartoons was disproportionate….
Addressing the assembly, European Parliament president Josep Borrell referred to the Mediterranean as “a concentrate of all the problems facing humanity.”
He said that after one year presiding over the assembly he “still did not fully understand the complexities of the Mediterranean.”
Yes, it’s especially tough when you ignore the implications of the evidence that is staring you in the face.