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Charlie Hebdo were asking for it: it’s reverse ecumenicism, dummy

Supporters of Pakistan's Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal, or United Action Forum, hold a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan to condemn publication of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in Denmark and France, after Friday prayers Feb 3, 2006. Pakistan's parliament passed unanimously a resolution condemning cartoons of Islam's prophet in European newspapers, and small protests were held in major cities as anger grew in this Islamic nation. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

Supporters of Pakistan’s Mutahida Majlis-e-Amal, or United Action Forum, hold a rally in Islamabad, Pakistan to condemn publication of cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in Denmark and France, after Friday prayers Feb 3, 2006. Pakistan’s parliament passed unanimously a resolution condemning cartoons of Islam’s prophet in European newspapers, and small protests were held in major cities as anger grew in this Islamic nation. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

 

In 2006, Christopher Hitchens spoke about the Kurt Westergaard, the Danish caricaturist came under attack from Islamists after he had drawn a 2005 caricature of the Prophet Mohamed with a bomb hidden in his Turban. The cartoon was one of 12 similar cartoons on Mohamed published Jyllands-Posten newspapers.

Westergaard was forced into an life on the run. Hardline Muslims wanted him dead.

One day, a 28-year-old man broke into Westergaard’s home. He was armed with an axe and a knife. Westergaard was home looking after his five-year-old granddaughter, Stephanie. Westergaard ran into his “panic room”. Stephanie was outside in the living room.

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Posted: 8th, January 2015 | In: Reviews | Comment (1)


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Is A Self-Hating Jew

jewish-ahmadinejadNO sooner does Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard says that Muslims need to develop a sense of humour and an appreciation of satire than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad let’s it be known that he’s Jewish.

Westergaard – he of those Prophet cartoons – says Muslims are not “free of being mocked or being offended.”

Jews, on the other hand, love being mocked and offended, and giving offence – just so long as it’s funny.

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Posted: 3rd, October 2009 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment (1)