Sunday, January 29, 2006

Muslim Cartoon People

Now the Libyan government is upset about cartoons in a Danish newspaper. This idiocy has dragged on since September. Let's make it clear to the Islamic world that we don't care about their posing. Let them eat sand.

Yes, the Norwegian government is caving in to Islamic tantrums. We post Mohammed's ugly mug for all to see. And what do we see?

We see the heads of some of those whom Mohammed murdered when he broke a truce between his pirates after the men of the Banu Qurayza were murdered.

We see some of the women and slave concubines Mohammed kept, including the wife of his relative he demanded.

Yes, we see Mohammed's "wife," the bleeding nine year old Aisha. Muslims see us insulting the perfect man, the man all men should imitate in every way. Cartoons of Mohammed have Muslims in a rage. Good.

Danish Imams Propose to End Cartoon Dispute

From the desk of Hjörtur Gudmundsson on Sun, 2006-01-22 21:31

The Danish imams, who protested the publication of 12 Muhammad cartoons [see them all below] in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten last September, have announced that they want to end the dispute. For four months the imams and their radical Muslim organizations have unsuccesfully demanded government censorship. However, despite immense pressure (also from international organizations such as the UN and the EU) the Danish government refused to call the newspaper to account.

Last week a couple of Norwegian papers decided to publish the cartoons in support of the Danish paper while in Denmark moderate Muslims, encouraged by the government's refusal to be intimidated by the radicals, have distanced themselves from the imams. The latter announced on Friday that they no longer demand apologies from Jyllands-Posten for the publication. Instead they said they just want two things: a guarantee from the Danish authorities that Muslims can freely practice their religion without being "provoked and discriminated." And a declaration from Jyllands-Posten that the cartoons were not published with the intention of mocking the Muslim faith. "We want Jyllands-Posten to show respect for the Muslims. This can happen with an apology, but it can also happen in some other way. We will leave it to Jyllands-Posten to come up with some ideas," said Ahmed Akkari, spokesman of the Muslim organizations. "We want respect for Muhammad restored and we want him to be described as the man he really was in history, and that he gets the respect he deserves," Akkari stressed that Muslim organizations are still deeply opposed to the publication of the cartoons.

The Muslim organizations and Jyllands-Posten met last week to discuss the matter. "It was a good and constructive meeting. We agreed that we need to find a solution," said Carsten Juste, editor of Jyllands-Posten. Juste stressed that the meeting was one step in a reconciliation process which the Muslim organizations and the newspaper began in December.

Some sceptics wonder whether the demands of the imams have changed fundamentally. They still insist that Jyllands-Posten admit that publishing the cartoons was wrong and make amends for it. The sceptics argue that the paper should not settle for a compromise on freedom of expression by justifying itself. Others wonder why the radical Muslims appear to be softening their demand and seem so eager to make a deal. Perhaps the decision of Norwegian papers such as Magazinet to support Jyllands-Posten by publishing the cartoons has made the radicals reconsider. Perhaps they fear a domino effect. Some Swedish papers are considering publishing the cartoons as well. If the Swedish government subsequently follows the position of the Danish and Norwegian governments, refusing to interfere and limit freedom of expression, the position of the radical Danish Muslims, who are looking for international support, will only weaken.

According to a poll taken this week among 1,047 people in Denmark 57% of the Danes support Jyllands-Posten's decision to publish the cartoons, while 31% disagrees. Young people and men are more likely to support the decision. Almost two out of every three males and 61% of people aged between 18 and 25 years of age did so.

The Muslim organizations and Jyllands-Posten met last week to discuss the matter. "It was a good and constructive meeting. We agreed that we need to find a solution," said Carsten Juste, editor of Jyllands-Posten. Juste stressed that the meeting was one step in a reconciliation process which the Muslim organizations and the newspaper began in December.

Please see original cartoons here:


Libya closes embassy in Denmark to protest drawings of Islam's prophet

Canadian Press Published: Sunday, January 29, 2006

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Libya announced Sunday it was closing its embassy in Denmark to protest caricatures of Islam's prophet published in a Danish newspaper, becoming the latest Muslim country to angrily condemn the drawings.

"Due to Danish authorities not taking a responsible stance in this concern, Libya has decided to close its (embassy) in Copenhagen," said a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

The statement said other measures would be taken but did not elaborate.

The 12 drawings - published Sept. 30, 2005, by Jyllands-Posten - included one showing Muhammad wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse. Another portrayed him with a bushy grey beard and holding a sword, his eyes covered by a black rectangle.

Politicians and Muslim leaders across the Islamic world have denounced the caricatures as insulting to the faith and its prophet. Islam bars any depiction of the prophet, even respectful ones, out of concern that such images could lead to idolatry.

Jyllands-Posten has refused to apologize for the drawings, citing freedom of speech, and Danish government officials have said they would not intervene because of the country's freedom of expression.

Danish companies in the Middle East face product boycotts, dropped orders and cancelled business meetings.

Earlier this week, Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador to Denmark to protest the drawings. Kuwait's Foreign Ministry has called in a regional Danish ambassador to protest and its state-supported supermarkets have announced a boycott of Danish products.

The secretary-general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference has also criticized the Danish government for failing to deal with the issue in a "serious way."
© The Canadian Press 2006

The killing of the Banu Qurayza men, per Ibn Ishaq

Ibn Ishaq describes what happens as follows: Then they surrendered, and the apostle confined them in Medina in the quarter of d. al-Harith, a woman of B. al-Najjar. Then the apostle went out to the market of Medina (which is still its market today) and dug trenches in it. Then he sent for them and struck off their heads in those trenches as they were brought out to him in batches. Among them was the enemy of Allah Huyayy b. Akhtab and Ka`b b. Asad their chief. There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900. As they were being taken out in batches to the apostle they asked Ka`b what he thought would be done with them. He replied, 'Will you never understand? Don't you see that the summoner never stops and those who are taken away do not return? By Allah it is death!' This went on until the apostle made an end of them. Huyayy was brought out wearing a flowered robe in which he had made holes about the size of the finger-tips in every part so that it should not be taken from him as spoil, with his hands bound to his neck by a rope. When he saw the apostle he said, 'By God, I do not blame myself for opposing you, but he who forsakes God will be forsaken.' Then he went to the men and said, 'God's command is right. A book and a decree, and massacre have been written against the Sons of Israel.' Then he sat down and his head was struck off.

The spoils of battle, including the enslaved women and children of the tribe, were divided up among Muhammad's followers, with Muhammad himself receiving a fifth of the value (as khums, to be used for the public good).

We here will continue to post Derek's graphic of Mohammed. We've drawn a line in the sand, and this is it. No backing down. Muslims will learn to live with our culture or they won't. The alternative is that we live with theirs.


P-BS-Watcher said...

Thanks for posting on this topic. The Danish newspaper which published the original cartoons has been forced to apologize. The Brussels Journal blog which has led the reporting of this attack on free speech is now receiving threats. Given the state of free speech in Europe as evidenced by the Italian "prove Christ existed" case, I expect Brussels Journal to be forced to remove the cartoons and their reporting. To guard against that possibility, I have reposted the cartoons and the Brussels Journal reporting thread on my blog. I urge all bloggers who care about free speech to do the same. See Farenheit 451 Alert

dag said...

We here at the fortress are a few and fairly busy making a living of sorts; but we have time during the day and sometimes during the evening to pull our weight in the greater world. It's not much that we do but we do what we can, and so do others, and so in time we can hope that all of us together will pull down the edifice of Islam and dhimmitude.

I'll look into you post above and see if I can help, and others too will try.

The burning Question of our time is "What has Mecca to do with Brussels?" It's time we get our priorities straight. We'll keep pushing the cartoons till something snaps. Henry David Thoreau started a great American tradition of going to jail rather than endure injustice and affronts to his person by the state. Civil disobedience is not a hippie monopoly.

(Please bail me out if I get more than a couple of days.)

SpreadTheWord said...

Please host these images (below) as well, they have to be available in many places. Free speech is everything, including insulting religions. Help to fight the cyberfight against oppression and censorship

The story of Jyllands-Posten's Mohammed Cartoons started with this book.

The Koran and the life of the prophet Mohammed by Kaare Bluitgen.

Original in Danish: Koranen og profeten Muhammeds liv - Kåre Bluitgen - Høst & Søn
Høst & Søn Denmark ISBN 87-638-0049-7 24-01-05 (Hoest & Soen)

It was this book that started the whole row. The author Kaare Bluitgen was not able to find an artist who would draw illustrations for the book, in fear of Muslim reprisals. This started editor of Jyllands Posten Flemming rose to ask a number of artists to draw Muhammed. Now Danish goods are being boycotted in Muslim countries, and Danes have been threatened, cars burnt, and the latest reports say Danes have been molested..

Here are the pictures from the book which started it all. I hope it is going to be translated into many languages!
It is best to teach children from an early age about the terror of islam and his terrible prophet. The book is based on the oldest authentic Muslim texts, and is not an 'anti-islam propaganda book', other than what the content of those satanic verses are completely on their own, without the help of any interpretor. Kaare Bluitgen is a socialist who lived in the Copenhagen Muslim Ghetto Noerrebro, where he watched how his children were being intimidated by Muslims and their religion. He decided to speak up. He is no right wing supporter but a socialist!

Download the pictures for safekeeping, and post them on other boards please.

Or for linking to pics at boards (but how long will they be there?) Don't just watch; save them and spread them.

Kaare Bluitgen Mohammed book illustrations

Other Mohammed Cartoons (Danish texts in cartoons translated into English):

Jyllands Posten Mohammed Cartoons

Did you know that importing or owning a bible is a criminal offence in Saudi Arabia?
That Coptic Christians are persecuted in Egypt? How can we take protests from these countries even remotely serious?

And they dare to protest? Why isn't this mentioned in the big media and presented to the islamic lowlifes who feel terribly insulted to see what everybody knows: Mohammed was a peadophile terrorist, and though not all muslims are terrorists today, most terrorists are muslims. Mohammed was a bloody murderer and anybody who follows him member of the worlds biggest terrorist organization: ISLAM.

See the pictures here

I AM A MUSLIM !! said...

who are u to call MY HOLY PROPHET a murderer and a terrorist??
were u there during his lifetime???
what proof do u hv ?? did we MUSLIMS ever insulted ur religion??
mark my words!!