Danish Newspaper Apologizes for Muslim Cartoons
The Danish government and a leading newspaper are apologizing to Muslims who have been offended by editorial cartoons published in said newspaper that imply that some Muslims are violent.
Aljazeera reports it this way:
Denmark has warned its citizens to avoid Saudi Arabia after Muslim fury mounted over newspaper cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten newspaper, which published the cartoons, issued an apology late on Monday in a statement to Arab countries, sent to the Jordanian news agency Petra.
The drawings, which seemed to portray the prophet as a terrorist, were published in September, but the row erupted this month after diplomatic efforts to solve the issue failed. One drawing shows Prophet Muhammad wearing a turban shaped as a bomb.
Muslims deem images of prophets disrespectful and caricatures blasphemous, and some have threatened Danes and demanded an apology.
The newspaper said in a statement: “The drawings are not against the Danish law but have indisputably insulted many Muslims, for which we shall apologise.”
My favorite two are these:
The irony is that the protestors aren’t just mad at the suggestion that Mohammed, who supported murder as a political tool, would support the terrorists. They’re mad that Mohammed is in a cartoon, period.
Not to mention the fact that they are rioting to demonstrate how peaceful they are.