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Danish/American and her wonderful flag collection.

Reader comment on item: Something Rotten in Denmark?

Submitted by Sword of Islam (United Kingdom), Apr 4, 2006 at 20:09

On the subject of national flags (vis a vis Sarah's posting) it must be a source of immense pride to know that the glorious Stars & Stripes announce America's pioneering spirit to the rest of the universe from a rocky outpost on the Moon. Has there ever been a Muslim flag on the moon? Or in space, for the matter? Of course not. Well, at least they can rest secure in the knowledge that they will ALWAYS win gold if the Olympics introduce flagburning to their portfolio of Olympic events.

Yes, flags are wonderful things. I could quite easily identify any European flag without too much hesitation as they are each individually associated with great epochs in the annals of human civilisation. I doubt that I could identify a single Muslim flag for obvious reasons! When was the last time a great contribution to the human condition emerged from that barren part of the world? They may as well be on the moon. A dangerous proposition but the lack of an atmosphere in space would mean that the Star Spangled Banner would be safe from fire and suicide bombings at least!

Seriously though, I read an interesting perspective on the cartoon riots the other day. If you think about it, I mean REALLY think about it, doesn't it seem a little odd that there were so many Danish flags in evidence at these 'spontaneous' expressions of public outrage. US & UK flags I could understand, but how many people actually buy Danish flags from stores in LEBANON on an annual basis? The more one thinks about it the more obvious it seems that the whole thing was orchestrated WELL in advance - which gives the lie to any justification in the claim that it was a spontaneous outburst of public outrage.

The only people whom Denmark needs to repair relations with are these backwards states but I think that she can quite easily live without them. When your biggest export is pork there are some markets that you don't need to worry about penetrating!

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