Gates of Â Vienna
An apology must be issued from those newspapers that reprinted cartoonist Kurt Westergaard’s famous drawing of the prophet Mohammed
On behalf of an unknown number of the prophet’s descendants, the lawyer, Faisal A.Z. Yamani in Jeddah has sent his letter to the editors-in-chief of the newspapers that published the cartoon. He demands that they apologize and publish a disclaimer by the end of September.
“It must be a clear, public and unconditional correction and apology for the offence and damage that Your newspaper caused, when it reprinted Mr. Westergaard’s cartoon last year,” says Faisal A.Z. Yamani.
Saudi’s demand Apology in four languages, or else..!
Saudi lawyer wants apology for Motoons
Sure, as soon as you apologize for jihad
“It should be a clear, public and unconditional apology for the offence and harm caused by their newspaper,” Yamani said.
I think that he and the Organization of the Islamic Conference and other Muslim groups and spokesmen should issue a clear, public, and unconditional apology for the Muslims who murdered and rioted because of…a cartoon.
“Saudi lawyer seeks apology over Danish Mohammed row,” from AFP, August 30 (thanks to JW):
COPENHAGEN – A Saudi lawyer has demanded a public apology from a number of Danish dailies that reprinted a controversial cartoon of Prophet Mohammed in February 2008, Danish media reported on Sunday.
The lawyer, identified as Faisal A.Z. Yamani from Jeddah, sent an email to the newspapers that republished the drawing first printed in 2005 and demanded that they print an apology by the end of September, Danish news agency Ritzau reported.
“It should be a clear, public and unconditional apology for the offence and harm caused by their newspaper,” Yamani wrote, demanding that the statement appear in the first three pages of the newspaper and in four languages, Danish, French, English and Arabic.
The caricature features Prophet Mohammed’s head with a turban designed to look like a bomb with a lit fuse.
It was one of 12 cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper in 2005 and which sparked violent protests across the Muslim world in early 2006.
It was reprinted in mid-February 2008 by some 17 newspapers after Danish police foiled an alleged plot to kill the cartoonist, again triggering angry reactions in numerous Muslim countries.
They were angry, mind you, over the reprinting of the Motoon, not over the plot to kill the cartoonist.
And of course, the thuggery is ever present:
Yamani suggested in the email that Danish interests in the Middle East could suffer if an apology was not forthcoming.…