Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Danish Court: Keep on Cartooning!

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a league of 57 Muslim nations, said on Monday a Danish court's rejection of a suit against a paper for printing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad could provoke "Islamophobia."

The High Court for western Denmark on Thursday rejected a suit against Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that first published cartoons of Islam's prophet, leading to deadly protests in Asia, Africa and the Middle East...

The court said the editors had not meant to depict Muslims as criminals or terrorists, the cartoons had not broken the law, and there was a relationship between acts of violence and Islam -- comments that provoked outcry among Muslim groups in Denmark.

"It is a known fact that acts of terror have been carried out in the name of Islam and it is not illegal to make satire out of this relationship," the court said.

The Saudi-based OIC, the largest grouping of Muslim countries, said the ruling could encourage "Islamophobia", a fear or dislike of Islam, which the group has identified as existing in the West.

Huh? Cartoons cause 'Islamophobia' and NOT the call for a worldwide Sharia caliphate, blowing up airplanes and flying them into buildings, killing children in Belsan, strapping 'suicide' vests to mentally handicapped women to bow up markets, ect, ect, ect? 

Thank heavens the Danish court still has some measure of sense

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