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Theudanaz
Friday, October 6th, 2006, 02:43 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061006/ap_on_re_eu/denmark_prophet_drawings_1

Surprised I haven't read anything about Muslims stampeding each other to death over this yet. Very unlike them; but maybe they are still busy being angry at Jack Straw?:D

Pervitinist
Monday, October 9th, 2006, 08:54 AM
Danish PM, Iran president condemn Prophet cartoons
By Kim McLaughlin
Reuters
Sunday, October 8, 2006; 3:48 PM

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen denounced members of the anti-immigrant Danish Peoples' Party (DPP) youth wing on Sunday for drawing humiliating cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.

In Tehran, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said those who insulted the Prophet were "low life" devoid of human values, the student news agency ISNA reported.

The two leaders' condemnations followed Danish state TV's airing on Friday of amateur video footage showing members of the DPP youth wing at a summer camp in August, drinking, singing and taking part in a competition to draw images mocking the Prophet.

"I strongly condemn the behavior of members of the youth wing of the Danish Peoples' Party," Rasmussen told Ritzau news agency.

"It is unacceptable behavior by a small group of young people. Their tasteless behavior in no way represents the way the Danish people or young Danish people view Muslims or Islam," Rasmussen said.

Most Muslims regard depiction of the Prophet as offensive.

Ahmadinejad, referring to the cartoons shown on Danish television, told a cabinet meeting "Those who make these insults are low life, lost, without human values...," ISNA said.

"Such measures reveal the depth of weakness and failure of the leaders of liberalism," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.

Just over a year ago the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, including one showing him with a bomb in his turban. Muslim clerics denounced them as blasphemous, sparking protests in which more than 50 people died in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Rasmussen tried then to assuage Muslim anger but said the Danish nation could not be held responsible for what was published by independent media. Angry Muslims demonstrated and boycotted Danish goods in several countries in the Middle East.

On Saturday, Muslim leaders in Denmark condemned the video footage but said they would not be provoked into taking action.

Last year, a number of Danish imams traveled to Egypt and Lebanon to rally support among Muslim leaders for protests against the Jyllands-Posten cartoons.

Other parties' youth wings criticized the DPP and said they would refuse to attend any political events where DPP members were present.

Senior DPP members refused to apologize and party leader Pia Kjaersgaard criticized media for airing the footage of what she called a private party.

The DPP rose to prominence when it campaigned for the 2001 election on a strongly anti-immigrant platform combined with calls for higher welfare spending. It has been accused of racism but is a political ally of Rasmussen's center-right coalition.

(Additional reporting by Edmund Blair in Tehran)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/08/AR2006100800429.html

First the pope, now the Danish PM - are there only weenies left in Europe?

I think we are all Danes now! :fdanmark

Alfa
Monday, October 9th, 2006, 06:16 PM
I think we are all Danes now! :fdanmark

No you are not. Please no more immigration:(

Pervitinist
Monday, October 9th, 2006, 06:19 PM
No you are not. Please no more immigration:(

:doh I mean in a symbolic sense of course - as a kind of solidarity between fellow Europeans and Germanics.

My signature also doesn't mean that I want to emigrate to North Korea ;)

But btw are you against German immigration as well? Then you're really a right-winger :-O

Jäger
Monday, October 9th, 2006, 06:31 PM
But btw are you against German immigration as well? Then you're really a right-winger :-O
It seems we actually should demand back Nord-Schleswig :D :)

Alfa
Tuesday, October 10th, 2006, 08:20 PM
:doh I mean in a symbolic sense of course - as a kind of solidarity between fellow Europeans and Germanics.

My signature also doesn't mean that I want to emigrate to North Korea ;)

But btw are you against German immigration as well? Then you're really a right-winger :-O

I get the reference in your signature, but can't stand that JFK phrase. And of cause I know what you mean by that comment, and appreciate the support, but then again I'm just fed up with all the ways the concept of nationality is being dilluted in everyday language.

And sure I'm not against the interchange of germanic peoples as such, but with certain 'vorbehalte' though. For one thing they actually have to be GERMANIC-German by stock and culture, and not Turkish-German or whatever mongrel inhabits Germany today (see what a semantic mess we are in, by the way).
That position is neither left or right, is it.

and to Jäger about Nordslesvig: You just come and get it. It would make me happy to see some passion of the old Germany again, but unfortunately you are just not prussians any more (symbolically speaking;)).