Danish dhimmitude from IslamOnline, with thanks to Inexion:
COPENHAGEN, May 26, 2006 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Denmark was condemned Thursday, May 25, in an official report for its mishandling of the cartoon crisis sparked by the publication of 12 caricatures that lampooned Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in Danish mass-circulation Jyllands Posten in September.
“The government’s management of the Muhammad (cartoon) affair was a bigger problem than the caricatures themselves and the prime minister … should have entered into dialogue with the Muslim ambassadors,” said the government-sanctioned study, a copy of which was obtained by Jyllands Posten, reported Agence France-Presse (AFP)….
What absurdity. Fogh Rasmussen, you may recall, refused to meet with the ambassadors because he said, correctly, that it was not his province to limit freedom of the speech or freedom of the press. But for this “official report,” evidently, those freedoms matter less than appeasing those whose reaction to these cartoons was so insanely disproportionate as to include multiple murders of innocent people.
The study said that the Danish government has not proved forthcoming and responded negatively to Muslim bids to break the standoff.
“Denmark, in practice, did not want dialogue,” said the Danish university researchers who wrote the study.
“It did not acknowledge the points of view of the other party (Muslim nations) and … saw being open to dialogue as compromising its own values.”
Danish Muslim leaders had taken pains to settle the crisis, but they were given the could shoulder by the government.
This is nonsense. They didn’t want to settle it. They wanted to stir it up — remember the three more incendiary cartoons, which did not appear in the newspaper, that somehow made it into the dossier they circulated in the Islamic world.
They would only have wanted Fogh Rasmussen to kowtow and demands that the newspaper and cartoonists kowtow also.
They then took their case to the Muslim world, embarking on a multi-leg Arab tour that outraged the government which accused them of “internationalizing” the issue and inciting anti-Danish hatred.
No mention in IslamOnline, you’ll notice, of the three additional cartoons.