* After Peanut Khadr, Papa Bush & Willie Clitman, George W. Bush is dead set to outdo them all:
White House Press Release:
‘Freedom of speech is all good as long as you don’t exercise it’ , sez Bush
‘Of course we talked about Iraq, Iran, the Palestinian territories. I appreciate your vision and your desire to achieve a better world for the people in your neighborhood.
We also talked about a topic that requires a lot of discussion and a lot of sensitive thought, and that is the reaction to the cartoons. I first want to make it very clear to people around the world that ours is a nation that believes in tolerance and understanding. In America we welcome people of all faiths. One of the great attributes of our country is that you’re free to worship however you choose in the United States of America.
Secondly, we believe in a free press. We also recognize that with freedom comes responsibilities. With freedom comes the responsibility to be thoughtful about others. Finally, I have made it clear to His Majesty and he made it clear to me that we reject violence as a way to express discontent with what may be printed in a free press. I call upon the governments around the world to stop the violence, to be respectful, to protect property, protect the lives of innocent diplomats who are serving their countries overseas.
Yes. And there is no proof that Muslims did 9/11 either…
Arrests on 7th night of unrest across Denmark
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: Angry youths who have been setting fires in immigrant neighborhoods across Denmark for seven consecutive nights should expect no sympathy from society, Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Sunday.
“I think it will be the opposite, that a lot of people will turn their backs on them,” the prime minister said in interview with Denmark’s TV2 news channel.
It was the first time he had commented publicly on the weeklong youth violence that has kept police and firefighters busy in cities across Denmark.
It’s not clear what triggered the unrest but some observers say youths from Denmark’s immigrant communities were protesting against perceived police harassment, and suggested Wednesday’s reprinting of a cartoon lampooning the Prophet Muhammad may have aggravated the situation.
Fogh Rasmussen rejected any notion that society was to blame for the unrest.
“We must make clear that the youths are responsible for this â€” and their parents,” he said.