* Actually not. Westergaard ‘doesn’t agree with Wilders views about Islam’ and seems to think that he can somehow save his ass from the the Muhammad worshippers who’d love to chop his head off. So why not rip off a brave fellow man who made a short film that makes the soldiers of Allah wanna kill him?
Dutch filmmaker settles with Muhammad cartoonist
COPENHAGEN, Denmark:Â A Danish cartoonist says he has received 55,000 kroner (US$10,663) from Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders in a copyright dispute over a drawing of the Prophet Muhammad that was originally part of Wilders’ anti-Quran film.
Kurt Westergaard says Wilders used his cartoon without permission. The film, which sparked angry protests in Muslim countries, sets verses of the Quran against a background of images from terrorist attacks. The drawing eventually was removed from the movie.
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New Trouble on the way:
AMMAN – A group of French lawyers are currently studying the possibility of filing a lawsuit against Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard in support of the “Messenger of Allah Unites Us” campaign.
Osama Bitar, a lawyer with the campaign, said on Saturday that French lawyers have expressed their support for the campaign and its lawsuit against Westergaard, who drew inflammatory caricatures seen as insulting to the Prophet Mohammad.
“The lawyers are studying the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the cartoonist in accordance with French and international law such as the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” Bitar, who returned from a weeklong visit to Paris on Friday, told The Jordan Times.
The French lawyers in question said they are also considering contacting colleagues in other European countries to support the campaign and file separate lawsuits against Westergaard, according to Bitar.
“The idea of European lawyers joining us in the campaign and supporting our efforts is tremendous. We are defending Islam in a civilised way and are trying to hold those responsible for the caricatures accountable according to the law,” Bitar stressed.
The 73-year-old Danish cartoonist said last week he will not appear before a court in Amman even if he receives an official notification, citing “hate remarks” by campaign organisers and insisting that he only was “doing his job.”
Westergaard was subpoenaed by the Amman prosecutor general in early June along with several Danish journalists and editors involved in the republication of the caricatures, which spurred worldwide protests among Muslims.
The Danish Union of Journalists had threatened to sue Wilders for copyright infringement, but Westergaard told Danish TV on Thursday the union and the Dutch anti-immigrant lawmaker reached a settlement.
Westergaard’s 2005 drawing depicts Islam’s prophet wearing a turban shaped like a bomb.