Jyllands-Posten, you may recall, is the newspaper that originally published the notorious cartoons of Muhammad that ultimately touched off worldwide Muslim riots. Now it appears that Muslims in Denmark, seeing that the Danes have not punished the cartoonists for exercising their freedom of speech, are bent on exacting some kind of retribution.
Flemming Rose, the Jyllands-Posten culture editor who made the decision to publish the cartoons, writes at Pajamas Media (thanks to Blicher):
Islamic Society of Copenhagen can’t accept the secular laws of Denmark, and therefore they plan to seek support in the Middle East for a fatwa against Jyllands-Posten, if the newspaper is acquitted in a pending civic case, which a number of Muslim organizations has initiated against the paper, and if the European Human Rights Court also makes a decision that goes against the legal demands of the Muslims.
This is tomorrows top story in Jyllands-Posten.
“Until now nobody has had to answer for insulting our prophet. We have no choice but to ask for a fatwa,” says Kasem Ahmad, spokesman for Islamic Society, referring to the publication of the 12 cartoons of Mohammed in Jyllands-Posten September 30, 2005….
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