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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: about the jyllands-Posten cartoons

Submitted by Abdulhamid Asaad (Saudi Arabia), Jan 30, 2006 at 00:55

To whom it may concern,

I have reviewed what some of the news agencies dealt
with concerning the Danish news agency Jyllands-Posten had published,
which I believe it to be a heinous mistake and dreadful deviation from
the path of justice, reverence and equality. The said agency published
12 cartoon caricatures on the 30th of September, 2005, ridiculing
Mohammed , the messenger of Islam. One of these cartoons pictures
Allah's Messenger PBUH, wearing a turban that resembles a bomb wrapped
around his head. What a pathetic projection! I was extremely saddened
to read such news.I personally visited the site of the agency on the net.
I examined the size of the blundering scandal it was. On Sept 29th,
2005 issue of , Jyllands-Posten, I saw and read dreadful news and
cartoons.The news and the cartoons were horrifying and extremely disturbing to
me.I believe al Muslims who read, viewed or learned about this news were
equally saddened, disappointed and disturbed. All criticized such work
and felt awful and dismayed about it. Similarly, I do believe that all
sane and wise people, I believe, would feel the same about it.
The contemporary world is witnessing today great much confusion all
over. Innocent blood is being shed. Innocent lives are being harvested
by oppression and transgression. We are in utmost need to spread peace,
justice and love all over the world. We need to call for the respect
and reverence of all Divine and heavenly Messages and Scriptures. By
doing so, we would be able to preserve the divine messages and
demonstrate love, appreciation and reverence to the Prophets and
Messengers of Allah, the Almighty to this world.
We would further help to preserve the souls, honor and belongings of
all mankind all-over-the-world. We would further demonstrate the
respect and honor of the human rights all over the world.
The claim of Jyllands-Posten newspaper that they allow, promote and
practice freedom-of-speech, by publishing cartoons ridiculing Mohammed
the Prophet of Islam, is a non-convincing claim. All worlds'
constitutions and international organizations insist on and demand to
respect all the Prophets and Messengers of Allah, the Almighty.
Moreover, they confirm the necessity to respect the Divine Messages,
respect others and do not attack the privacy, dignity and honor and
principles of others. In the International World Federation Council of
media and press people, it is stated:
) Media people must be alert of risks that may arise as a result of
prejudice and discrimination implied by the media. The Council would
exert every possible effort to avoid being involved in such calls,
which are based on prejudice and religion, sex or other social
differences discrimination. A media man may commit a dangerous
professional deviation such as: claiming other's work,
ill-interpretation of facts, false accusations of others, condemning
others for no basis, accusing others with their integrity and honor for
no sound basis or accepting bribes to either publish or prevent the
publishing of specific materials. A noteworthy media-person should
believe that it is their duty to give an honest attention to the
aforementioned items, and through the general framework of the law in
each country.) Therefore, we also base our opinion and/or statements
herein on an honest and sound media proclamation requesting the Danish
newspaper to apologize for what they did. The proclamations states:
"The media person would exert every possible effort to correct, modify
any published information that he/she noticed that they are inaccurate
and/or harmful to others." Undoubtedly, what the Danish newspaper;
Jyllands-Posten published is harmful not only for more than two hundred
thousand Danish citizen, but also to more than
one-billion-three-hundred-million Muslims along with others who are
fair and just people. All these hurt people honor, respect and love
Mohammed the Prophet. This action will continue to hurt and harm all
Muslims so long we live on the face-of-this-earth. Denmark, if does not
deal with this problem on a fair ground, will also continue to be a
source of harm and convulsion to many Muslims. This is because of the
mentality of some Danish individuals who are anti-prophets, messengers
and divine messages. We would like to remind also with the decree which
the Human Rights Agency in the United Nations adopted on the 12th of
April, 2005. This decree insisted on the ban of distortions and vicious
attacks against religions and especially Islam; which had been strongly
attacked in the last few years.
Finally, I would like to inform you that all Muslims will certainly
stop their commercial business dealing with Denmark until they openly
and officially apologize for the shameful attack to the person of
Allah's Messenger SAAW by Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

Sincerely
A Muslim

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