Vlad Tepes has a Question:
If these are “spontaneous protests” Â about an American made trailer on youtube produced by an expat Egyptian Copt, why do they all seems to chant, ‘Behead the Jews’, or, “Remember Khaybar oh Jews” (where Mohamed’s armies slaughtered hundreds of Jewish people of which Mohammedans are still mighty proud) Â “the armies of Mohamed are coming”
Update from the Gates of Vienna:
“Indefensible that Stang Â (the mayor of Oslo) will be present at the rally against the Muhammad movie”
The Mayor of Oslo, Fabian Stang (H), should focus on defending free speech in stead of participating in a rally against the Muhammad movie, says Christian Tybring-Gjedde [FRP â€“ Progress Party].
On Friday afternoon the Islamic Council of Norway organized a rally against the movie “The Innocence of Muslims” which has led to violent riots in numerous countries during the last few days.
The Islamic Council condemns what they call a hate video and “agree with Muslims’ condemnation and indignation about the film’s content and message.”
However, the Council urges all Muslims to remain calm. The council is staging the rally “in solidarity against the insult.”
“Caves in to meaningless criticism”
The mayor of Oslo Fabian Stang [HÃ¸yre â€” Conservatives] held an appeal at the rally, something which the leader of the Progress Party in Oslo strongly dislikes.
“I find it absolutely reprehensible that the Mayor of Oslo would take part in such a pointless rally. Whatever he says there will be a legitimization of the demonstration and the right of Muslims to feel resentment and rage,” Christian Tybring-Gjedde tells Aftenposten’s online newspaper, aftenposten.no.
He believes that the mayor leaves himself wide open to criticism by attending the rally. “The video is pretty bad, but that’s beside the point. What we really should do is ignore this matter. What we are doing now is to open ourselves wide open to pointless collective criticism. We should never apologize for using our freedom of speech,” says the FRP leader.
“Police in the mosque is a defeat”
Tybring-Gjedde emphasizes that Muslims and everybody else should be allowed to demonstrate against whatever they want. “But the fact that mayors attend a rally against free speech is disgraceful. What he should do is to stand up for freedom of expression,” says Tybring-Gjedde.
He is highly skeptical of the fact that the police last week addressed the congregation of a mosque in connection with the riots