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Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?
in response to reader comment: Will Europe be darkened?

Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Mar 10, 2006 at 15:39

Submitted by Wild Wild West, Mar 10, 2006 at 04:53
It was not a matter of excercising freedom of expression, you know that and I know that. At least when we know that two years back,
the same newspaper refused to publish cartoons portraying Jesus .

Jesus and other religious figures are often portrayed in Denmark in ways that many other societies would consider illegal blasphemy.
In 1984 the artist Jens Jørgen Thorsen was commissioned by a local art club to paint the wall of a railway station.
The work displayed a naked Jesus with an erect penis.[65] In 1992 Thorsen directed the film Jesus vender tilbage which showed Jesus
as sexually active and involved with a terrorist group.[66][67] Although Thorsen's work provoked much public debate and his painting was removed
from the public building, he was not charged with any legal offence.

While Jyllands-Posten has published cartoons depicting Christian figures [2], it did, in 2003, reject unsolicited cartoons about Jesus[68],
opening them to accusations of a double standard.

- It would appear that the fact that a newspaper doesn't publish every religious cartoon sent to them is evidence of conspiracy! The fact of the matter
is that they have published such cartoons which gives the lie to that particular statement. He knows that, and we know that.

Submitted by Wild Wild West, Mar 10, 2006 at 04:53
I thank you for asking me for my opinion regarding those Imams who produced false images or whatever to provoke Muslims against the west. have not seen those false drawings, but I have seen the real cartoons.

Notice, yet again, how this answer clumsily avoids answering the question. Given the ease with which Wild Wild West is able to copy and paste lists condemning US foreign policy ignorance is hardly a defence in this case...

That particular question has been asked literally dozens of times but it would appear that nobody is willing or able to address. That puts a pretty sinister gloss on any pretence of desiring mutual peace and understanding.

Keep up the good work,


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